The Bronx III - The Bronx
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  • Summary: This is the third album for the Los Angeles punk rock band.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 80
    If the spirit of punk and the brawn of US hardcore is to be found anywhere today then it is in this, the third dazzling full-length album by The Bronx. [Jan 2008, p.110]
  2. This album is the sound of just scraping by with a shitty job but not letting it get you down because there’s more than enough beer and guitars to make life worthwhile. Maybe in the next life or maybe in another world, but for right now The Bronx are right now. Welcome back, boys. We missed you.
  3. Nevertheless, the casual listener will have little to soak up from here, only surface bruising. The masochists amongst us already know we’re gonna get our kicks from this.
  4. The Bronx’s third self-titled album sounds a little too comfortable.
  5. A short and sharp, but ultimately shockless, album that would have benefited from changing its tune once in a while. [Feb 2009, p.112]
  6. Several songs will get your blood pumping; the rest will let you practice your Bronx cheer.
  7. 40
    For some of the mercifully brief 33 minutes and 43 seconds of this album there is some merit in the messiness of this L.A. four-piece's palette of punk powerchords and sustained hoarseness. [Jan 2008, p.88]

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  1. SamT.
    Nov 23, 2008
    7
    I'm one of the few that felt The Bronx II was as good as effort number one. Whilst I may be in a minority, I feel the band did well to evolve musically and move on into new territory. The problem with The Bronx III though, is that the Bronx seem to have hit a wall. Some songs are jumbled - through both composition or structure and leave you feeling slightly dissatisfied with the overall sound of the album. For an album that only lasts 35 minutes, this can be devastating. However, with The Bronx, stating that their latest effort isn't as good as their previous work still leaves them head and shoulders above most of the stuff that comes out in this genre. Fans will fall in love with this... It's worth buying, just pick up the other two first. Expand