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Against Me!: I Was a Teenage AnarchistI Was a Teenage Anarchist (2010)
Reviewer Rating: 3
Contributed by: crackpotdemagoguecrackpotdemagogue
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Against Me! used to be one of those rare bands with the ability to unify people. It didn’t matter whether you were a fan of folk rock, pop-punk or straight-up D-beat hardcore--there was something about the Florida four-piece that could cross the boundaries of genre. Perhaps it was the pure heart and soul of the music; perhaps it was uniqueness of the sound; perhaps it was both. The songs were powerful and their delivery potent, but those days are now long gone. Against Me!, with the I Was A Teenage Anarchist EP, are still as honest and sincere as ever, but they no longer unify--rather, they polarize. Once a band that sung about being content living off dumpsters and selling blood to pay rent, they now seek mainstream approval and stadium rock superstardom. A major paradigm shift has taken place.
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