|2. Too Much To Ask|
|3. No Direction|
|5. Babies in the Dark|
|6. Heaven is Falling|
|7. Atomic Garden|
|8. The Answer|
|9. Fertile Crescent|
|11. Only Entertainment|
|12. Fertile Crescent (Bonus Track)|
|13. Heaven Is Falling (Bonus Track)|
The best songs from this CD are, in my opinion, Generator (obviously), No Direction, Tomorrow, Heaven is Falling, Atomic Garden, The Answer (one of their absolute best songs), Fertile Crescent and Only Entertainment. This CD probably isn't for you if you have the original release, unless you are a hardcore fan that wants every edition of all of BR's albums. If you are a new fan, or down own a copy of Generator, I highly recommend picking this one up
1. Generator (10/10)
2. Too Much to Ask (10/10)
3. No Direction (10/10)
4. Tomorrow (9/10)
5. Two Babies in the Dark (10/10)
6. Heaven Is Falling (10/10)
7. Atomic Garden (10/10)
8. Answer (10/10)
9. Fertile Cresent (10/10)
10. Chimaera (10/10)
11. Only Entertainment (10/10)
Generator is the usual mix of edgy riffs, 3 minutes songs and preachy but very singable lyrics. The highlights include 2 Babies In the Dark, and Fertile Crescent although pretty much all the songs are good which is great quality about most the good Bad Religion albums.
Bottom Line: People unfamiliar with Bad Religion can start here or with Stranger Than Fiction. Fans of Sum 41 or the White Stripes might like this band.
However, slower doesn't mean worse, it just means different. While not their best album, it features some of their most infectious and addictive melodies ever through great songs like "Too Much To Ask", "Tomorrow", and "Only Entertainment".
"Generator" - 10/10 - One of the faster songs on the album. Very catchy and definitely one of their best.
"Too Much To Ask" - 10/10 - My personal favorite song by BR. The chorus is fast, very claustrophobic in the deep urgency in Greg's voice as he tries to push off as many lyrics as he can.
"No Direction" - 8/10 - This is where the album begins to slow down. It has a great message about how we follow on society's set path, but eventually we figure out that this beaten path is can't tell you everything and that you have to be your own person, that no one can truly make your thoughts but yourself, not even Bad Religion can do that.
"Tomorrow" - 10/10 - Another rather fast song, very catchy. The guitars are great, the harmony is excellent as well.
"Two Babies in the Dark" - 9/10 - A great slow song. Greg's voice is very soothing and it is quite different from your standard BR song.
"Heaven is Falling" - 9/10 - A well executed song. However, it is just your typical BR song.
"Atomic Garden" - 11/10 - So catchy it hurts. Almost completely drum driven. The guitars in this song are very unique and different from the standard.Read more ›
This album marked a kind of transition for the band, and falls in between. Although they have always been great lyricists, on this album they tone down the freneticism of their music so that the lyrics can take center stage. And they couldn't have done it at a better time, given that the most poetic lyrics they have ever written appear on this album. Even with this, the music doesn't suffer but takes on a new quality that I actually prefer to their older stuff.
The best song ever written by Bad Religion is on this album, and it is the title track "Generator." This is the most beautiful punk poem ever written about God... and it is an intensely personal account. With all of their screaming in the past about questioning everything and not believing in anything, this song reveals a desire to believe in something... perhaps that there really is a foundation to our existence, although we can't see it directly. As an agnostic philosopher myself, I can relate to every word in these lyrics... whether or not you can convince yourself to believe in anything through reason, there is always the desire and the emotion that is often-times impossible to ignore.
Another great song is "The Answer," perhaps their most honest and straightforward presentation of their attitude and life philosophy. It also closely matches my own thinking.Read more ›