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MxPx

MxPx: Punk Rawk ChristmasPunk Rawk Christmas (2009)
Rock City Recording Company

Reviewer Rating: 2.5
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Contributed by: dietrichdietrich
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Let us take a gander as a few of Jesus' disciples discuss one of their favorite topics... Music. John: God, I love punk music. Peter: Wait. Wait! You cannot be serious. Christians can't be punk. John: Uh...yes, they can. Paul: Says who? John: For starters, the punk mentality. I mean, .
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Let us take a gander as a few of Jesus' disciples discuss one of their favorite topics... Music.

John: God, I love punk music.

Peter: Wait. Wait! You cannot be serious. Christians can't be punk.

John: Uh...yes, they can.

Paul: Says who?

John: For starters, the punk mentality. I mean, Christians totally go against what today's standards are.

Paul: Oh yeah, and I bet you are going to say that Jesus was the first punk rocker.

John: He was. He flipped over tables.

Paul: Even Tom Gabel uses tables as weapons, and his band is on a major label.

John: Well, Jesus disobeyed authority.

Paul: Right...except for his dad, and we all know what his dad made him do.

John: Dude, Jesus started a group of followers to go against the Roman Empire.

Paul: Yea, and now they are called Christians. They follow orders like a bunch of sheep and claim everything they do is for the greater good.

John: Not all of them. Even Ian MacKaye regrets starting straight-edge because of some of the crazy followers.

Thomas: Excuse me...but what exactly is punk rock?

Paul: You don't know?! It is basically rock music with an edge. The lyrics are usually politically charged.

Thomas: Hmm...I'd have to see it to believe it.

John: And not every band has politics behind their music. Take a look at MxPx, they are a punk band with Christian members, and they usually just sing about girls.

Paul: Not true; I mean, they have an album called Teenage Politics.

John: Yeah, but being punk is also about having fun. Check this out, MxPx just released a Christmas album. A PUNK Christmas album.

Paul: Whoa, two of my favorite things, combined.

John: Yea, all the songs but two are compiled from previous releases, though.

Paul: Oh, cool, that is kind of like my favorite book. How are the songs?

John: How do you feel about teen angst mixed with Jesus' birth?

Paul: Oh, I guess it is okay.

John: Have you heard any other MxPx albums?

Paul: Only one, but I don't really remember it.

John: Yea, this one is pretty forgettable too. Do you like '90s skate punk?

Paul: Yea! So I should get this?

John: If you like Christmas, and are a fan of the band. Otherwise, it is an okay listen once.

Paul: Punk Rawk!

 


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Coons (December 26, 2009)

funny but not a review

cooltobeyou (December 25, 2009)

I'd like to preface this comment by saying, YES, MxPx was my favorite band when I was in high school. MxPx was my gateway band to punk rock. However, yes, like most people here....MxPx's music hasn't exactly been doing much for me the last few years....call it growing older, call it the actual music not being as good, call it whatever you will........

HOWEVER, that being said, this review is completely disrespectful to the band, who took their time to write a new Christmas song every single year, including two more this year...and this CD is really just a "thank you" sort of thing to fans of the band.

I realize that this is a Christmas album (lets face it, Christmas songs are probably the lowest form of music there is....so it is what it is...I'm not expecting a full blown 10 page write up on the album or anything. I simply expect the reviews on this site to be of higher caliber than something I would read in a crap magazine like "Rolling Stone" or "Alternative Press." I read this site because it usually provides solid and fair reviews....but posting reviews like this one really hurts the credibility of the site. I don't care if this is supposed to be a joke review or whatever....but its definitely reviews like this, that would actually drive traffic away from the website. Who wants to read a site for music reviews if that is the quality that the site is putting forth. What if a new person came to the site, and that was the first review they clicked on? Seriously, it doesn't look good for the site. At least look to see some sort of proof that the person might have actually LISTENED to the album before you post a review.

MxPx - Punk Rawk Christmas - 3 and a half out of 5. Its an above average Christmas album, some songs are better than others. Just like the rest of MxPx's catalogue, the older songs on the CD are the best....the newer ones kind of decline a little bit.

This Review - Zero stars....for incompetence...and ignorance.

bxbomber (December 25, 2009)

I totaled my car the other night listening to mxpx never again

keithus (December 25, 2009)

Exactly what Barleypat said

miker (December 25, 2009)

why would punknews publish this trash? or this other recent "review" http://www.punknews.org/review/8874

ReedAreTheUnion (December 24, 2009)

Two things:

1. I lol'd.

2. How are you guys able to tell the sexual orientation of this review? I'm just confused, I can't figure it out :(

BarleyPat (December 24, 2009)

Everyone has their "I can't believe people still give a shit about this band" - band. This is one for me. I surely have not room to talk, I still like Pennywise. But for me - I just don't understand any interest in this band - boring, boring, boring.

bytheslice (December 24, 2009)

This review kind of sucked. It's a Christmas album, you nitwit. Next time actually review the tunes, instead of going for the easy let's-make-fun-of-Christian-bands rant.

almostpunkenough (December 24, 2009)

this review was painfully unoriginal. that being said, it was kinda funny here and there...

anyway, great album. i still love MxPx, i love Xmas music... that's about all there is to it.

dev (December 24, 2009)

Great review. It's a Christmas cd for fuck's sake. Anyone who wants to discuss the talent/effort it takes to write/perform songs like these can write their own review. But then you'll always be the nerd that reviewed a Christmas cd seriously.

telegraphrocks (December 23, 2009)

"Gee whiz"

Go fuck yourself, kid from 1958.

longshot (December 23, 2009)

Everyone on this site talks shit, but never gives legit criticism.
The review's not bad, guys. Gee whiz.

IAMGODSONGS (December 23, 2009)

this review is terrible.

telegraphrocks (December 23, 2009)

"About as funny as the second time anyone ever made a joke about a religious punk band."

Religion's gay, faggot!

jephso (December 23, 2009)

No doubt this record sucks, but reading reviews like this makes me want to visit this site less often. About as funny as the second time anyone ever made a joke about a religious punk band.

smyd (December 23, 2009)

That was teh gey

kidgotham (December 23, 2009)

Fuck everyone. I liked this review a lot.

Tom_Delonge (December 23, 2009)

Tom: It's a circular narrative in many ways where it kind of sums up the human race in a time capsule.

chicagopunker (December 23, 2009)

I Got a Boner for Christmas

Way better

Jelone (December 23, 2009)

Mike - You mean, did I write a review that takes forever to get on-topic and then doesn't really justify itself that much? That's every review I write, sweetie pookie pumpkin pie, except mine have more poop jokes.

softcoreseizure (December 23, 2009)

This review fucking rules. Ya'll are nuts.

eazyd2 (December 23, 2009)

mxpx rules. this review is gay

eazyd2 (December 23, 2009)

sooo gay

mikexdude (December 23, 2009)

Jelone, didn't you do a review similar to this recently : )

thegreatestmanalive (December 22, 2009)

Psh fuck all the hate, i enjoyed this review immensely. Its not like i was going to read the review if it were paragraphs of explicit detail describing a fucking punk rock christmas album by MxPx.

Jelone (December 22, 2009)

Yikes. I like the part where it ended. I thought that was redemptive.

Misanthropee (December 22, 2009)

Wow. Just, wow.

If you guys are this desperate for reviews you should really start soliciting them more aggressively.

niveK82 (December 22, 2009)

Worst review since the last mest one
/i know i know, thats mest up

Archangel (December 22, 2009)

Who the hell thought this review was a good idea?

thirtyseconds (December 22, 2009)

Ha. I kinda laughed.

telegraphrocks (December 22, 2009)

This shit can lick my butt, and suck on my balls.

P.S.
Death to the editors.

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