FAINTEST IDEA: Ignorance Is This: CD

This is on the better end of bands that sound like Rancid. The vocalist is better than usual, which I am finding is pretty key when you are playing in this arena. I don’t have to tell you that there are ska songs. The weird thing about this band to me is that the horns are ongoing. I find the horns a little distracting when the band is not playing ska riffs, but I guess you can’t have those guys just standing around like the Saturday Night Live band during a monologue. These guys are good at what they do; I’m just not that into Rancid.

 –Billups Allen (TNS, tnsrecords.co.uk)