- Record Label: Hellcat/Epitaph
- Release Date: Jun 2, 2009
- Summary: The punk-rock band's first album in more than six years was produced by Brett Gurewitz.
- Record Label: Hellcat/Epitaph
- Genre(s): Rock, Punk
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Positive: 9 out of 12
Mixed: 3 out of 12
Negative: 0 out of 12
Sometimes observing that a band keeps making the same record is an insult. Not so with Rancid--and not when the records are this good.
Alternative PressBy making a record that solely lives up to the standards they've set themselves, Rancid have maintained their dedication to the punk ethos with a resonance that will shine longer than the dozen rewrites of "Ruby Soho" some fans want from them. [Jul 2009, p.121]
With this exceptional comeback album, Rancid back up that boast [“We got it right, you got it wrong, we’re still around,” Armstrong proclaims on Dominoes’ key single, Last One to Die.] in spades and prove they are the only punk band of their generation who still matters--regardless of their age.
Rancid sat out most of the Bush years, and they make up for lost time here, decrying corporate greed and the Iraq War in rave-ups.
The sunny brutalism of Rancid's East Bay ska-thrash has lost nary a step and their ethical-emotional rigor is as sweet as it is pure.
This is a record meant to sound good and feel good, though it’s unlikely to stir many passionate feelings, for or against it.
They appear to be sincere in their sloganeering so you’ve got to admire them, but, really, the message of a song like ‘New Orleans’ gets seriously undermined by the shiny Busted balloon it’s caught inside.
Positive: 4 out of 5
Mixed: 1 out of 5
Negative: 0 out of 5
MaceGJun 4, 2009It's true that this is a softer Rancid than that of years gone by, but this is nonetheless an incredible pop, punk, country and ska It's true that this is a softer Rancid than that of years gone by, but this is nonetheless an incredible pop, punk, country and ska album. It did take me a few listens to get into. An early contender for album of the year.… Expand
JeremySJun 4, 2009This is one of the best albums I have heard in years. Thankfully Rancid has stayed true to their sound, but you don't have to be a punk This is one of the best albums I have heard in years. Thankfully Rancid has stayed true to their sound, but you don't have to be a punk to enjoy it.… Expand
JohnHJun 6, 2009Another quality Rancid album.
Oct 20, 2010Great Album. Not nearly as good as And Out Come the Wolves but that is a legendary album. LTDF is real good and is a fun energetic listen.Great Album. Not nearly as good as And Out Come the Wolves but that is a legendary album. LTDF is real good and is a fun energetic listen. Love the song You Want it You got it. Tim, Lars, and Matt are 3 punk gods and they are still doing great things.… Expand
bobjJun 4, 2009Its ok, but not up to usuall Rancid standards. This is something the kids at the mall would buy in Hot Topic.
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