Less Than Jake - Borders and Boundaries (Cover Artwork)

Less Than Jake

Borders and Boundaries (2001)

Fat Wreck Chords

This album has been out for a while, but it hasn't left my cd player once. It may be because I love everything the band has ever done, but that's beside the point. This is the punkest LTJ has sounded, most likely because of their move to Fat. There is very little ska on this cd, but Less Than Jake has perfected their punk rock sound.

The CD starts with a pounding drum beat and the energy just goes straight up from there. "Kehoe", "Mark Cruise","Gainsville Rock City", and "Malt liquor Tastes Better When You've Got Problems" are all flawless punk anthems. "Last Hour of The Last Day of Work" brings a different sound to the album, and "1989" is another standout. I say that as if there are a few bad songs, but there aren't. All of them are good if not damn great.

I know Less Than Jake plays alot of ska, and I really like there ska songs, but signing to Fat might have been the best thing to ever happen to the band. They have released one hell-of-a punk rock album.They're faster, louder, and better than ever.The rating below may seem a little lofty, but after you listen to "Borders and Boundries" ,you'll agree that this could be their best ever.