The Bright Lights Of America

  • Record Label: RCA
  • Release Date: Apr 1, 2008
User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12

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  1. Steve
    Apr 8, 2008
    9
    This is the first I have heard of Anti-Flag, so I have no previous work to compare to but I liked this a lot. Not necessarily punk in the purest sense, but each song delivers something worthwhile.
  2. Ahmet
    Apr 10, 2008
    10
    This is Anti-Flag. They're fighters of the old-school punk.
Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Alternative Press
    80
    Bright Lights is a super-serious record that demostrates some super-serious song craft. [May 2008, p.130]
  2. The Bright Lights of America, Anti-Flag's second major-label album and eighth overall, proves for the billionth time that good intentions don't always make good music.
  3. 40
    Unfortunately, despite now working with David Bowie producer Tony Visconti, who infuses their angular, system-smashing screeds with timpani ("Good and Ready"), brass ("Shadow of the Dead"), and harmonica ("Go West"), Anti-Flag still don't possess the innate pop sensibility that's allowed Against Me! to make a mainstream move.