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  • Summary: The punk rock band releases its first album on the SideOneDummy label.
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  1. They get the sentiment of a thousand anguished FT editorials across in a mere 30 minutes.
  2. Indictments abound on The People Or The Gun, Anti-Flag's seventh full-length that proves Pittsburgh's politically aware punks haven't lost their bite nor bark. [Jul 2009, p.122]
  3. The album never challenges the conventions of a political punk rock record. Because so many political punk rock records have come and gone, Anti-Flag missed another opportunity to at least make The People or the Gun a little more compelling than its army of predecessors.
  4. Even if People or the Gun does nothing to break new barriers musically, fans of their early work will be pleased to hear a return to form.
  5. The band isn’t in the same lyrical league as others of similar political persuasions. What they do have is energy, which makes about half the album enjoyable, in spite of lyrics that would sound more appropriate coming from a high-school freshman.
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