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Police & Thieves

Police & Thieves: Amor y GuerraAmor y Guerra (2008)
Youngblood

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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Being that I've already reviewed Police & Thieves' demo, self-titled 7" and Amor y Guerra 7", there isn't much I have to say in this review, being that this release is really just a handy collection of those three releases, as well as a couple unreleased tracks. Therefore, we'll tell you what you.
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Being that I've already reviewed Police & Thieves' demo, self-titled 7" and Amor y Guerra 7", there isn't much I have to say in this review, being that this release is really just a handy collection of those three releases, as well as a couple unreleased tracks.

Therefore, we'll tell you what you need to know in a capsule-sized review: Police & Thieves bear ex-members of bands like Worn Thin and Balboa and play ruggedly produced, Dag Nasty-flavored melodic hardcore with plenty of promise and lots of lyrics about personal relationships. They've steadily improved with every new release, and what's awesome is that the Amor tracks are now a year-and-a-half old, which means that whatever they put out next should be theoretically awesome. I mean, none of these songs are terribly "holy shit," and I think someone like Hostage Calm is doing a better and way more dynamic job of essentially the same sound, but the tunes are still very, very solid in their own right.

If you've enjoyed most or all of Police & Thieves' material to this point, Amor y Guera proves quite a convenient compact disc to own.

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Exit Strategy
...Like a Trainwreck
Harbors
Turn the Page
Behind Us

 

 
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SilentStorms (March 27, 2009)

I always know a Brian review when I see one. It's concise and he lays it out for me. No pun intended. Thanks Brian! Score's for Brian.

Ravnos (March 27, 2009)

I was interested as soon as Dag Nasty were mentioned.

Hey_Asshole (March 26, 2009)

man, i am not THE biggest douche on this site.
close, but not the worst

xote (March 25, 2009)

This is their full length. They are a punk band. This is a punk website. Sometimes bands need to put out songs on 7's before they can get a full album out. Some people got those 7's and liked them a lot and deceided to write a review. Now this is a review of a punk bands record...

I know those sentences arn't flowing to well i'm really high. But you know... it should be pretty obvious why it's reviewed here... and why the 7's and the full album are both reviewed.

blip (March 24, 2009)

hey_asshole knows no other way. biggest douche on this site by far.

mikexdude (March 24, 2009)

Hey, asshole, don't be an asshole.

Hey_Asshole (March 24, 2009)

why the fuck would you review a compilation of things you already reviewed?

obviously the songs are the same, and i doubt any added shit is anything really worthwhile. this just seem gratuitous.

i have absolutely no interest in hearing this

mikexdude (March 24, 2009)

"how many times can this cd get reviewed?"

This isn't the 7'', that was reviewed twice. Same name/art.

inagreendase (March 24, 2009)

how many times can this cd get reviewed?

Technically, this is the first...

blanktapesemptybottles (March 24, 2009)

how many times can this cd get reviewed?

xote (March 24, 2009)

DC Hardcore!!! Played with these guys once and probably will again soon. Awesome dudes - Awesome tunes.

mikexdude (March 24, 2009)

I like these guys more than Hostage Calm, there's some subtle stuff going on that's just really awesome.

And I am saying this just to piss off givemeamuseumandillfillit, as true as it is, but they're some of the AWESOMEST DUDES EVER. No really, most supportive guys I have ever met.

Anyways, "Harbors" is magical live.

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