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Bad Religion: New AmericaNew America (2001)
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Even though they played on FarmClub, and eventhough they were on Atlantic Records forever (I heard they're back on Epitaph now, WOOOHOO!), I never stopped loving this band.They continue to write amazing songs with lyrics that would make any college English professor jealous. The New America is.
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Even though they played on FarmClub, and eventhough they were on Atlantic Records forever (I heard they're back on Epitaph now, WOOOHOO!), I never stopped loving this band.They continue to write amazing songs with lyrics that would make any college English professor jealous.

The New America is no exception. "It's a long way to the promised land","world without melody", "I love my computer" and "Let it Burn" are some of the better songs, but the two best are "1000 Memories" and "A Streetkid Named Desire". I guess I like 1000 Memories because it applys to me down to the last letter, as so many of their songs do, but "streetkid" is one of their best songs. It has some awesome guitar licks and a really good solo, plus the words are awesome, as usuall. The title track, which they made a pretty cool video for, is also pretty good, but it gets a little annoying after a while.

As long as Bad Religion lives, punk rock lives. "The New America" is very good,not a "Suffer" or a "Generator",but still good punk rock just the same. I hope these guys keep playing til they're 60.

 

 
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LaredoKid (January 28, 2007)

Meh,it's ok,I used to allways complain that punk bands had no depth,and used ignorant lyrics,and my opinion on that still stands,even after listening to Bad Religion.

deathbyguitar (January 27, 2006)

say what you want but it's still one of their best. it's not as "punk" as their other cd's but it's still a great record.

Anonymous (May 10, 2002)

bad religion at their worst. - bigjerk

Maestro (March 27, 2002)

Not Bad Religion's best, but more than what most bands could ever hope to achieve. Some great tracks on here - but even I'll admit Greg would have probably called it quits after this one if Brett didn't come back.

Anonymous (October 20, 2001)

I love Bad Religion. This album is slower than the others, but just as good and powerful.-SaYnE GuY

Anonymous (July 8, 2001)

All and all, its good. Just not very Bad Religionish.

ILikeYourMom (July 5, 2001)

I love Bad Religion. I've only been listening for about a year and a half now, but I'm familiar enough with them to know what makes them so amazing. You can hear the difference between "New America" and the Epitaph records, but that's expected. The songs are still catchy and great, but it lacks the old intensity. Let's hope that the reunion with Mr. Brett will rejuvinate them as we know it will. Their live show is unforgettable, too. There's something about how Greg points when he sings that forces you to sing right along with him. 8/10 on this one.

seek (June 15, 2001)

i give this an 8, but thats only because not every bad religion cd can get a 10. this is far from their best album, but they made so many excellent albums over the years, who cares? i know that the new cd is going to kick ass. brett is back, they are back on epitaph, its the perfect set up for a kick ass bad religion cd.

Anonymous (June 9, 2001)

i like this cd. it's maybe slow but good.

Anonymous (May 27, 2001)

I hate people saying the best Bad Religion album is All Ages (sorry, not meaning to be mean or anything) Its a compilation. The best album to get ahold of would be against the grain. stranger than fiction, no control, and the gray race are also very good in my opinion, but i REALLY like this CD too.

Anonymous (May 10, 2001)

Good but not there best work many great songs i just found it semi different from previous releases. If you are just getting into bad religion buy another CD probably All Ages because you get a taste for all there Epitaph releases plus it most of there good songs on it.

RecipeForHate (April 18, 2001)

As everything Bad Religion puts out,this is very good stuff.But i have something to whine.It's too positive(not that there is something wrong with positivity),but i like the pesimistic songs better.

SuperFreak (April 11, 2001)

i meant to give it an 8.

SuperFreak (April 11, 2001)

this cd is not as good as their old stuff. but what is? seriously. i liked this cd from the first listen, but from what i hear it is one that grows on you. my friend called me up last week telling me that he finally decided that he really liked this album. dont give up on bad religion.

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