The Lawrence Arms - Apathy and Exhaustion (Cover Artwork)

The Lawrence Arms

Apathy and Exhaustion (2002)

Fat Wreck Chords

I put this into my CD player haveng no idea what I would hear. Would it be metalli-core, hardcore, emocore....? It turned out to be a great punk rock record.

Every song on here is a winner. No real "hit" song that leaves you pounding the side of your skull to a shattered mess with a tire iron to get it out of your head. But there's no song that makes you want to skip to the next one, either. The have a sound that you won't find on any other Fat album, but don't let that sway you. If you are a fan of bands like The Honor System, Alkaline Trio or any other good, melodic punk rock, you'll love this album.

Congrats to Fat for signing these guys and getting their sound out there. Check them out on the Fat Tour this spring with Less Than Jake and Strung Out (presumably after LTJ's tour with Bad Religion)