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|1. Anywhere But Here|
|5. Think Twice|
|7. The Aspect|
|8. Ears To Hear|
|9. Bad Hair Day|
|10. Too Much Thinking|
|12. Time Brings Change|
|13. Jars Of Clay|
|14. High Standards|
|15. Another Song About T.V.|
|16. Twisted Words|
|17. Walking Bye|
|18. No Room|
|19. Jay Jay's Song|
|20. One Way Window|
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Top Customer Reviews
"Weak" is one of my all-time favorite MxPx songs, along with "Anywhere But Here". Other highlights on the album include "Think Twice", "PXPX", and "Time Brings Change".
There is one problem that I have with this cd. It is very repetitive. The first half of the album is AWESOME and a ton of fun to listen to, but by the the last half of the album the sound starts getting old. Yuri has practically the same drumbeat throughout the entire record (with the exception of "Bad Hair Day") and by the end of the record, you are dying to hear newer MxPx that is a little more under control and mature. Teenage Politics, the sophomore album, is an album with just as much energy but it is a much better improvement.
If BE&A was your first MxPx cd, then don't get Pokinatcha next. Get either Life In General or Slowly Going The Way Of The Buffalo. Also - the lyrics are blatantly Christian on this album, so if you're bothered by too much "preaching" then you may not like this. But if you have most of MxPx's cds already or you really like their faster punkier stuff, then go get this.
Like another reviewer said: "The christen lyrics are quite annoying for an atheist". I'm with her/him. I am an atheist and they are quite annoying. Especially when they are singing about blind atheists in the song "Ears to Ear". Every time I listen to that I song I always pop in the Pennywise song "My God" and listen to Pennywise singing about blind Christens. Even when they stray away from the Christen topic and sing mainly about something else in "Want Ad" the lyrics are still kinda strange. In that song they are singing about the singer's dream girl. Sounds normal so far right? Well it then goes on to say she doesn't exist, despite this he says he is in love with her and she is the only one for him. Well if this made up perfect girl is the only one for him then I don't he will be getting a girlfriend any time soon. And probably will stay single all his life.
Overall, this is a decent hardcore album. However, if you want hardcore at it's best pick up Agnostic Front's "Dead Yuppies" or any Vision album. Peace.
Most recent customer reviews
Being one of MXPX's early attempts, they do well. They should've kept this sound instead of opting to go with the poppy punk sound. That was a let down. Read morePublished on Jan. 26 2004
this is the best MxPx cd of all of them. I own all 11 of MxPx's cd and I'm always listening to this one. I also like Teenage Politics and their Live At The Show cd. Read morePublished on Nov. 9 2003
This CD is totally awesome all the way through. Each song rules, and have you moshing 24-7. You have to buy this CD. Read morePublished on Jan. 30 2003 by Tom Servo
No this isn't "RAW" Punk, this sound pretty melodic to me. I love this one. When I went to buy it I thought to myself "this one will probably be like teenage politics, all the... Read morePublished on June 8 2002 by MxPxfan
That's right, you heard me, this is their BEST CD and it's only got two stars. First of all, only Yuri has real musical talent... Read morePublished on Nov. 27 2001 by Mike Brennan
I'm not really into MXPX, especially the new stuff, but this is a good album, a kind of old-school punk feeling to it. Again. Read morePublished on July 19 2001 by Franky
YES! It's true. This album has maybe 2 or 3 new school sounding punk songs on it. The rest of it is mainly hardcore influenced punk rock. Read morePublished on May 29 2001 by Michael L. Wrigglesworth
First of all, I know this is not their best CD, nor is it as good as many other punk CD's of the time, so I need to explain why I gave this 5 stars. Read morePublished on May 10 2001 by Nick Danger