The Bronx III

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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. Filter
    The band's third self-titled album deviates not an inch from the brutal style that's served them well since 2002. [Holiday 2008, p.92]
  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. 70
    Here they dial down the Black Flag–derived chaos of "The Bronx (I)" and "(II)," unleashing sharper melodies and boogie rhythms that Axl Rose might've admired before getting cornrows.
  4. You can't help but feel that had they cut loose more often--as they do on the album's highlight, 'Ship High in Transit'--and put a bit more punk in their rock, they would have made the record they'd like us to believe they did.
  5. Certainly the LA punk mob have a free-spirited approach to life – as rebellious and American as the Stooges or Jack Kerouac – and every bit as compelling.
  6. Several songs will get your blood pumping; the rest will let you practice your Bronx cheer.
  7. Uncut
    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. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
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  1. SamT.
    Nov 23, 2008
    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 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. Collapse