River City Rebels - Playing to Live Living to Play (Cover Artwork)

River City Rebels

Playing to Live Living to Play (2001)


Wow, very, very rarely can I ever say that I have picked up a CD that is destined to be one of those "classics"...the kind that punk fans will generally just "have" simply because he or she is a punk fan. I think it has actually been at least 5 years since I've said that about any record. This record is, in my opinion, one of the best punkrock records ever made. So good in fact, that I decided to review it here (I've never reviewed anything here!). RCR is bringing punkrock to a new level. I read a quote once about RCR that that said "they prove that punk isn't going to die, it's only going to get better" and after hearing this gem, I couldn't agree more! This is the best album to come out since Rancid's "Out Come the Wolves" (its also quite similar, but perhaps a bit better). I bought this record about 12 hours ago along with 3 others and I haven't even gotten a chance to listen to the others yet because I can't seem to take this one out of my CD player. If you're a punk fan and you don't pick this up, you're missing out on something great. I wish I could give it a score higher than 10. Simply friggin amazing stuff....