The Dead Milkmen - Now We Are 20 (Cover Artwork)

The Dead Milkmen

Now We Are 20 (2003)


The Dead Milkmen are one of my favorite `80s pop-punk bands, probably only behind the Descendents. I'm not too much of a pop-punk fan but I really liked this album.

Now We Are 20 is a rip-off if you already have Now We Are 10. The only difference is three songs: "Ask Me to Dance," "Rock'n'Roll Queen," and "A Message to You Rudy." So it's not worth buying NWA20 if you already have NWA10.

The album includes live songs, old demos, and a broadcast from a radio station, which the best songs from the album are derived from. A song which you may remember is the early commercial (somewhat of a) hit, "Bitchin' Camaro," in which they give the song an interesting introduction.

The best songs on the album are "Right Wing Pigeons," "Rastabilly," "Takin' Retards to the Zoo," and "Stupid Mary Anne." "Takin' Retards to the Zoo" is really catchy and always seems to find a way to get stuck in my head at some point during the day. Conspicuously missing from this album is "Punk Rock Girl," which is one of (if not) their best known songs.

All in all, I was satisfied with having to pay $13.99 for this album (who do you know that has a Dead Milkmen album you can copy?). If you would want to start off buying any of the Dead Milkmen's albums, this one would be the best place to start.