LAGWAGON: Resolve: CD

Lagwagon’s latest offering sounds pretty much like most of their other ones: fast, upbeat tunes with vocals that sound an awful lot like Ten Foot Pole’s and then the occasional slow tune. Now, take that picture and instead of whatever is considered normal fodder for Lagwagon’s lyrics, and this time make almost every single one of the twelve songs on here relate back to the suicide of their drummer. Holy shit, talk about heavy! But that’s exactly what it is and it’s very endearing and thoughtful of them, but one can only take so much of hearing someone mourn the loss of someone else, no matter what the genre. It’s certainly inspired work on Lagwagon’s part, but this won’t be the album of the year for any high-energy partying punker or fifteen-year-old pop punk fan.

 –guest (Fat)