I'm new to Bad Religion, the only times I've heard their songs were in the game Crazy Taxi. Sad, I know. But after reading the reviews about The Gray Race, I figured this would be a good place to start since it seems to be the one that most "true fans" diss. Man oh man am I glad I picked this up.
The Gray Race is unlike any other punk album I've heard. All the lyrics are actually meaningful, and the music matches them flawlessly. Why can't more bands be like Bad Religion? Instead, all we get these days are little "nobody understand me. I am alone" bands like Staind and "angry" bands like stupid Korn and Slipknot. People must be really stupid to not recognize Bad Religion as one of the best bands that were around in the 80's and 90's.
Tracks that stand out the most to me are:
-The Gray Race (what a way to start off the album)
-Them and Us
-Pity the Dead
-Ten in 2010
-Come Join Us
My only complaint is that the songs are too short. The longest one is a little over 3 minutes. Oh well, at least the tracks don't drag on. This is the kind of album you can listen to over and over again. If this is considered their "worst", I can only imagine how great their others are. So with that in mind, I'll be going for those very soon. But The Gray Race is still awesome, as it kicks Ewok-ass.