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  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
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  1. This collection of urgent, gravel voiced anthems is one of the most vital things the punk world has coughed up in years.
  2. The harshest and most consistent album of their career.
  3. Sometimes it sounds like someone grafted the Who's Live at Leeds and the first Minor Threat EP together. Yes, it's that good. [#2, p.103]
  4. Their new record rules, but in the party-punk, young-dumb-full-of-aplomb manner of their eponymous debut and the following year's Let's Go--not in the guitar-often-on-the-offbeat, more mannered manner of . . . And Out Come the Wolves (1995) and Life Won't Wait (1998).
  5. But as the songs blow by like so much sonic shrapnel, Rancid runs the risk of trying to say too much too quickly and losing its voice amid the ranting, raging blur.
  6. With Rancid, the band's mix of American thrash minimalism and Brit punk's sound and fury have transcended revivalist mimicry once and for all. The result is a brutally exuberant rock album.
  7. In an age of "been there, done that" cynicism, Rancid come across like true believers...

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 30
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 30
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  1. BeccaB.
    Dec 7, 2001
    10
    Lars, Tim, Brett, and Matt from Rancid are the gods of punk. Without the amazing bass playing of Matt, the fast beats of Brett, vocals and guitar from Lars and Tim, Rancid, of course would be nothing. Best of luck always and get out to do a European tour!!!!!!!!1 Expand
  2. AlS.
    Oct 13, 2001
    10
    The best punk album, EVER.
  3. AddlerS
    Dec 2, 2006
    10
    Based simply on pure listening enjoyment, Rancid is the best punk band ever and this is their hardest shit.
  4. JDirtyLeather
    Jun 9, 2002
    10
    I understand why the critics write as they do, but it's sad they can't see the error in their ways. There is no way possible they have listened to it enough to actually comprehend what Rancid speaks of. Please do not use ska and comedy in the same sentnce. Life Won't wait was an incredible album. Rancid is Rancid. Expand
  5. amandab
    Mar 16, 2005
    10
    fuck ya
  6. VikishM
    Dec 26, 2005
    10
    Rancid is the best punk band. I am mad about them. So I gave them 10. I would like to see them in my city
  7. j30
    Aug 15, 2011
    7
    I absolutely love this band, however I think this record is a little disappointing after 1998's great "Life Won't Wait." I do understand the thought process in going back to their hardcore punk roots because of the criticism from their fans. Expand

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