BOUNCING SOULS: 20th Anniversary Series Vol. 1: 7”

It’s been awhile since I have heard anything new from the Bouncing Souls. I think the last thing I heard was The Gold Record. Was that the last thing they released? I know that one wasn’t a favorite of mine. Haven’t listened to it since I got it. Don’t know what turned me off, but whatever I didn’t like before was rectified here. The formula is the same but what is tried and true is what works. The singalong choruses, the hook-laden melodic music, great production, and general feel of fun in their songs all seem to have returned. It’s good to hear after twenty years that they can keep cranking them out instead of being a horrible caricature of themselves.

 –don (Chunksaah)