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Lemon Lime Tennis Shoes - Take It or Leave It (Cover Artwork)

Lemon Lime Tennis Shoes

Lemon Lime Tennis Shoes: Take It or Leave ItTake It or Leave It (2006)
Ska and Reggae

Reviewer Rating: 0.5


Contributed by: ManicManic
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Wow. Here's some lackluster, second-rate ska-punk that's sure to give you little-to-zero bang for your buck. Matt Kelley's vocals are almost completely uninspired and unbelievably boring to boot. The range and quality of his singing is not unlike something you'd hear from frontman Scotty Morris .
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Wow. Here's some lackluster, second-rate ska-punk that's sure to give you little-to-zero bang for your buck.

Matt Kelley's vocals are almost completely uninspired and unbelievably boring to boot. The range and quality of his singing is not unlike something you'd hear from frontman Scotty Morris of the band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. The difference, however, is that Morris actually has some talent, whereas Kelley does not.

Some of Take It or Leave It sounds a little loungy to the ear, which was an unwelcomed surprise and an off-putting one at that. Consequently, it no doubt does offer listeners a quick escape from the awful ska-core that dominates the rest of the record. So, you can't blame the gang there, I suppose.

When it comes down to looking at the album as a whole though, well, you just can't shine shit. Try as you might, you'd only be staining your fingernails in the process. It's that simple.

Judging by the album artwork alone, this humble reviewer knew nothing good could possibly come out of the contents found inside. The art is vague and dull. Not surprisingly, upon further exploration, the CD and everything it represents is also undeniably vague and dull.

It doesn't feel right that I should be attacking this band as harshly and callously as I'm doing right now. It's almost like beating a helmet-wearing goober senseless on line at the Special Olympics. It's far too easy to do and just plain cruel. Pity.

It's no surprise then, that the only play this album is going to get at my house is when I use it as a beer coaster. Yes, it really is that terrible an album.

 


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steveaustin (October 18, 2010)

There are many things to look for when you're shopping for tennis shoes. And many shoe companies make it their business to offer the newest technology to consumers. Finding the right shoe might mean looking around to find the pair that fit you just right. Polo Shoes

blanktapesemptybottles (March 26, 2009)

funny things for yall not in the know they used to be a really good punk band with ska tinge that sounded a lot like Rancid, but then they lost most or all of the members and play the most generic shit known to mankind.

hamonrye (March 26, 2009)

this is what happens when a few guys decide to play ska. come on, shit is weak sauce.

eazyd2 (March 26, 2009)

such great guys super nice band omg support local ska punk. score is for special olympics. fuckin retards.

xote (March 25, 2009)

But hey I also just want to say that i'm pretty sure that you got this CD and it just pissed you off so much that you had to write this review and in that case I understand.

xote (March 25, 2009)

I'm sure this band does suck but I get the feeling you just don't like the guys personally or something... I don't think anybody has been wondering if this record is any good.

holy_balls (March 25, 2009)

you tore this band a new asshole. if this band was a hot chick, i would go to town on that new asshole. excellent.

ddb43 (March 24, 2009)

Score is for Retards Making Pancakes!

Hey_Asshole (March 24, 2009)

dude, come on. it is a band called Lemon Lime Tennis Shoes. of course it would be fucking awful

it would be like expecting a band called "Retards Making Pancakes" to put out a good record. but if Retards Making Pancakes sounded like Blatz...i would buy it

miniblindbandit (March 24, 2009)

pretty awful.

also

"on line" is my favorite new york colloquialism.

inagreendase (March 24, 2009)

And man, such an obvious joke this review passed up,,,

inagreendase (March 24, 2009)

I'd just like to say that this band sent more copies of their one album for review to Punknews than any band ever has.

And yet, it still took this long to be reviewed because every staffer I sent it to just didn't write the review...

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