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New America, the
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|1. You've Got A Chance|
|2. It's A Long Way To The Promised Land|
|3. A World Without Melody|
|4. New America|
|5. 1000 Memories|
|6. A Streetkid Named Desire|
|7. Whisper In Time|
|8. Believe It|
|9. I Love My Computer|
|10. The Hopeless Housewife|
|11. There Will Be A Way|
|12. Let It Burn|
|13. Don't Sell Me Short|
Japanese edition of 2000 release from alternative/punk act with two exclusive bonus tracks, 'The Fast Life' & 'Queen OfThe 21st Century'. Standard jewelcase.
Top Customer Reviews
There are some good songs on the CD. You've got a Chance is a good opener, but the last minute is just repeated wa-ohs, and after one time through you'll wanna end the song early. It's a Long Way to the Promise Land, World Without Melody, and New America are all very poppy and slower, you may or may not like them depending on what other bands you listen to. 1000 Memories... well, the guitars are GREAT!, but the lyrics suck, Greg obviously has some girl problems which he doesn't usually sing about, I'm more used to him singing about society. The rest of the songs are forgettable, except for the closing track Don't Sell Me Short, it is perhaps my favorite song, it reminds me of old Bad Religion. All you BR faithful out there, don't worry, cause their new Cd Process of Belief is AMAZING! It is perhaps their best cd of all time, Brett is back full time, and they're back on Epitaph.
All in all, not a particularly bad album, but definately not a must-have.
They never sell out of their artistic or ethical values, but rather strive to reach new and higher levels, and they succeed with The New America.
The album is filled with meaningful songs right from the optimistic You've Got a Chance and to the silent Whisper in Time and to the closing statement Don't Sell Me Short. I think that Bad Religion still show us the creativity and the drive that was present on their earlier releases, so I really don't understand what the commotion is about from disgruntled fans.
Jay Bentley's basslines stay pretty straightforward here, although he does some nice riffs when needed. Brian Baker and Greg Hetson, two punk rock veterans on guitar, trade off on lead parts which have never sounded better on a BR album. Really. Also, Bobby Schayer seems to be playing with more energy here on drums than in the recent past. You've Got A Chance is the first song, and it's one of the better ones. It's got the classic minor key verse with a quick beat, but the chorus switches to a really melodic, slower part. The song's lyrics look at American society today in a very intelligent way, good job by Graffin. The second song has one of those long titles It's A Long Way To The Promise Land. It's got some interesting effects by Rundgren, and even a synthesized drumbeat for part of a verse (I'm not kidding).Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
welll u see bad religion is sweet so this album deserves 5 its plain and simplePublished on June 16 2005 by jesse cornelious
I did not hate this album. I am a major fan of BR and think that this is a decent CD. Yet were I given the choice to listen to "no control" or "suffer", i would pass this one up... Read morePublished on March 10 2004 by M Butler
It's refreshing to see that there are many Bad Religion fans that really like this CD, although most will agree that it's not there best effort. Read morePublished on Oct. 31 2003 by Amazon Customer
Id rate each song on this CD but they are all 10/10 anyways. well basiclly all but yeah its a great CD, my favorite Bad Religion CD and im a huge Bad Religion fan! Read morePublished on Sept. 9 2003 by M. Burgstaller
This album is another like NO SUBSTANCE that a true Bad Religion fan has to like (even though most of them despise it), they are very mature and melodic. Read morePublished on Aug. 3 2003 by hamilton
Now let me just say I'm not one of these people who hate Bad Religion, and I don't think they are sell outs or anything like that, but this album is really really bad! Read morePublished on July 8 2003 by Mike
This is a great Bad Religion album....but you know that the songwriting of this album is just 50 % of the greatest Bad Religion used to write..... Read morePublished on Feb. 4 2003 by N. Humar
Bad Religion is one of my favorite bands and one of the true all-time greats. But I'm sorry, this and No Substance are slightly dissapointing. Read morePublished on Jan. 22 2002 by Franky
This album has it's good points. "You've Got a Chance", "The New America", and "Don't Sell Me Short" are classics; however, the rest of the album is... Read morePublished on Jan. 14 2002 by nousefouraname