Classic Bad Religion album full of critical, intelligent and usually sarcastic toned lyrics on top of catchy (almost poppy which is why some people find this album dis-tasteful) songs. the music is not as punk-oriented or hardcore as in other BR albums such as the straight ahead punk album STRANGER THAN FICTION. there are some slower songs where the music complements greg's voice and this album is a bit more produced than other BR albums.
this album is more rock and melody driven, more song driven. It still has the BR bite lyrically with lyrics that are stark yet retain a good sense of humor and they still have the greatest rhythm section ever which only elevate the music and the band far above the rest. this is one of the gretest punk bands and one of the greatest albums by this band. Songs like STRUCK A NERVE, which spews emotion so deep i almost drown. Another no brainer of an album and this is definitely an album you want to check out and a band that is worth your time.
Out of all of the Southern Californian hardcore punk bands of the early '80s, Bad Religion stayed around the longest. For over a decade, they retained their underground credibility without turning out a series of indistinguishable records that all sound the same. Instead, the band refined their attack, adding inflections of psychedelia, heavy metal, and hard rock along the way, as well as a considerable dose of melody. Between their 1982 debut and their first major-label record, 1993's Recipe for Hate, Bad Religion stayed vital in the hardcore community by tightening their musical execution and keeping their lyrics complex and righteously angry