Youth of Today - We're Not in This Alone (Cover Artwork)

Youth of Today

We're Not in This Alone (1988)


The first time I listened to this album I was in my room, lying on my bed. After the second song I was up and slam dancing. Trust me, I am not making this up. That's the first and only time an album has inspired me to slam dance. This album has that classic `80s hardcore sound that we all know and love. It's fast, loud (even when the volume is low), in your face, aggresive, and energetic as fuck. Also, the incredibly shitty production makes it even more raw and personal. This is truly a fucking amazing album; I'm gonna say it's the best hardcore album ever made (I know I'm gonna get a lot of shit for that, but fuck it). It's even better than Minor Threat (and if you like them, you'll fucking love this shit!).

Every song is just as fast and energetic as the last (it never slows down) and, although I'm reluctant to do this, the three standout (most memorable) songs are: "Flame Still Burns," "No More," and "Live Free;," the latter features inspiring lyrics such as:

Waving your flag a blind patriot
can no longer see cause your eyes are shut
love it or leave it is your sentiment
instead of working for improvement
but I want to live free!
Goddamn how I love this album. Do yourself a favor and buy this. At the very least, download it (if you do that, make sure you download every song). Just don't do yourself a diservice by not hearing this. It is truly something you have to listen to yourself; there is no way to capture the energy of this in a review. Why the FUCK don't bands sound like this anymore goddammit??