Rancid [2000] Image
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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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  1. 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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