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ALL: Mass NerderMass Nerder (1998)
Epitaph Records

Reviewer Rating: 4.5
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The epitomy of ALL no ALL! well, I wont go into detail on that subject, I think most know that long complicated story. Since their conception in '88 ALL has put out some of the best punk-pop music man has ever seen. Allroys' Revenge, Breaking Things, and Pummel to name a few. But In '98 after the.
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The epitomy of ALL no ALL! well, I wont go into detail on that subject, I think most know that long complicated story.

Since their conception in '88 ALL has put out some of the best punk-pop music man has ever seen. Allroys' Revenge, Breaking Things, and Pummel to name a few. But In '98 after the Descendents recording/touring cycle came to an end and Milo went back to Chemistry, ALL finally did what everyone seen coming...Signed to epitaph. A move a lot of people seen degrading if you will to ALLs' credibility...same with the descendents. Both bands proved naysayers wrong.

ALL released Mass Nerder in mid '98 and turned a lot of pessimistic fans back around. The Trademark ALL sound was still there. Mid-tempo Melodic, Love Lorn, and sometimes politically aware. What ALL is known best for.

The band is set apart by it's relatively simple sound but matched by immeasurable talent. Chad Prices' vocals unclean, a slight growl to them..but still great. Stephen Egertons' guitar work is awesome..keeps the six strings blazing with his hint of rockabilly and great solos. Karls' bass lines also go fully noticed...and the long time veteran Bill Stevenson puts his 20 years of drum skill to work.

"Worlds' on Heroin" "I'll Get There" "Fairweather Friend" "Vida Blue" "Until Then" and "Silence" are the standouts. 16 ALL good tracks in a little over 30 minutes. The quick pop will get you. Awesome record..another chapter in the almighty book of ALL.

 

 
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The Lawrence Arms - Oh! Calcutta!Descendents - Milo Goes To CollegeDescendents - Everything SucksNOFX - Punk In DrublicALL - Breaking ThingsALL - PummelRise Against - Revolutions Per MinuteNOFX - The DeclineDescendents - Cool To Be YouBad Religion - Suffer

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Anonymous (June 23, 2003)

I think this is ALL's best album out of their last 4. I didn't like their major label "Pummel" much and it was good to see they returned to what they did best, fun pop-punk. (not lame-ass hardcore, i.e."Uncle Critic") A good solid album.

-bemused-

PorkPie (December 2, 2001)

I love this band so much.. hence my tattoos.. :D

Anonymous (December 1, 2001)

And so i yelled - "dick tracy"

Anonymous (November 30, 2001)

I really wish this band would go away. Descendents are so much better, All just sound generic.

Anonymous (November 27, 2001)

ALLROY LIVES!!!-SaYnE GuY

sXe_nick (November 27, 2001)

*give*

sXe_nick (November 27, 2001)

yes this is a great record. i get it a 9.

imabigjerk (November 27, 2001)

this cd rules, one of my faves...

Anonymous (November 26, 2001)

I agree this band is what being punk is all about. This CD smokes so much of the pretentious pop punk shit out there today (Good Charlotte, Wakefield etc...). Long Live ALL!!!!

ColdJuly (November 26, 2001)

What I meant is Egertons' guitar work has that Rockabilly twinge to it..a bluesy sound at times.

Anonymous (November 26, 2001)

yes they were. i must say i thought DOA sucked incredibly hard then, but i clapped politely anyway. their newer stuff has gotten better, and i've heard they're doing well for themselves, but i still don't like them very much. what have they been up to since their warped appearances this year?- fathead

Anonymous (November 26, 2001)

Don't forget fathead....Defiance of Authority...the greatest punk band ever, was also at that show.

Anonymous (November 26, 2001)

hint of rockabilly?? umm no. however, this band is what punk rock is all about. they have stood the test of time and their new live album is great. i've seen them times, the last time with only about 40 people. it was great. they were on tour with Pennywise and Strung out, and they used their day off to come play with the Connie Dungs and Shindig in Huntington,WV, a crappy little city with virtually no punk scene. most of the people left after the local bands and the 40 or so of us that remained had a blast. and yes, i did follow them to cleveland to the All,Strung Out, Pennywise show the next night, were there were a few hundred more fans. ALL is great, sorry this speil was so lon.- fathead

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