"...this album rocks"
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones are my favorite band so perhaps im a bit biased towards them, but when i first got this album, i didnt like it very much and found myself trying to like it...However, my musical tastes have changed, and this cd got me to buy 6 other Bosstone albums, all of which i have found amazing...onto the review
This is w/o a doubt the catchiest, poppiest of the bosstones albums, w/the hugely popular single "The Impression That I Get"...while it is more mainstream than their other efforts, it is still a great album
songs like "noise brigade", "the rascal king", and "the impression that i get" show the Bosstones playing upbeat ska w/great horns...the guitar playing on this cd is great, just listen to the guitar solo on "Desensitized" for proof...Dicky Barrett doesnt use the growling delivery hes known for very much on this album, opting for a smoother voice, but it works w/the brand of ska/punk on this album...his lyrics are very good, w/some powerful messages in songs like "lets face it" "another drinkin song" and "numbered days"...
this album is anthemic ska at about its finest, youll find yourself full of energy when listening, and youll be singing along, guaranteed...its great ska, mainstream or not...a great intro to the Bosstones, or great for fans of ska/punk