ADOLESCENTS: The Fastest Kid Alive: LP

Nov 15, 2011

This album has been a long time in the making. Me? I’ve been waiting with bated breath ever since the release of 2004’s OC Confidential came out, proving that the Adolescents were back and as relevant as ever. Right off the bat, as was the case in 2004, you can tell that the Soto/Reflex songwriting team has come a long way since the early ‘80s. These songs smack you in the face and drag you around the room, not necessarily with breakneck speed, but with hooks and melodies that can’t be resisted. It is very obvious in the lyrics that the Adolescents are very concerned with where the world is and the place where it is heading. From hating children to trying to save them, all in thirty years flat! It’s a change that suits them. I can proudly place this record along with my other Adolescents records.

 –ty (Concrete Jungle)