Last Laugh - No Regrets (Cover Artwork)
Staff Review

Last Laugh

Last Laugh: No Regrets

No Regrets (2006)

Suburban Noize


3
South Florida's Last Laugh seems like almost like a relic these days; almost completely unaware of the last five years, the band seems firmly rooted in mid-`90s skatepunk in the South Californian tradition. That's not necessarily a bad thing, mind you, but listening to Your Regrets feels almost like...

South Florida's Last Laugh seems like almost like a relic these days; almost completely unaware of the last five years, the band seems firmly rooted in mid-`90s skatepunk in the South Californian tradition. That's not necessarily a bad thing, mind you, but listening to Your Regrets feels almost like unearthing a long lost demo from a band hoping to land a deal with Fat Wreck Chords, head into the studio with Ryan Greene and perform alongside Pennywise and No Use for a Name on the Warped Tour.

The problem isn't so much the time period that the find themselves locked into, but the fact that the band doesn't offer much more than what you've heard in the past; perhaps the first single from the album, a cover of the Rolling Stones' "Paint It Black" is kind of indicative of this problem.

In the end though, if you take it for what it is, a fun throwback to the age of Sega Genesis, Lollapalooza, Bill Clinton and skatepunk, you'll have a good time with the record. In short, a decent enough release, but one that doesn't offer much over what you've heard before.