Bracket - When All Else Fails (Cover Artwork)
Staff Review


When All Else Fails (2001)

Fat Wreck Chords

I hate Bracket. I should be able to end the review right there, but I'm sure if I did, John wouldn't print it. So, I'll go into detail about the new album. It's 13 songs long, and there is actually a good song on here - "Everyone Is Telling Me I'll Never Win If I Fall In Love With A Girl From Marin" [yes, that is the actual song title]. Everything else on here just sounds like typical Bracket. They always end up on the more pop than punk side of things, and this record is no exception. I really can't tell you why I dislike this band. I mean, it's not like I champion Fat Wreck for quality skate punk or something. In fact, there's only a few bands on Fat that I really like, so my hatred is not from a label bias. It might come from the singer's high-pitched voice driving me absolutely nuts. It might come from the country influence that shows up in too many songs for me to be comfortable with. It might be because people like their band and they don't like mine. Whatever the reason is, the point remains that I do not like Bracket, and probably never will. I just don't understand what people see in these guys.
[taken from a different kind of greatness webzine]