MXPX: Left Coast Punk: 7”

Jun 13, 2014

Thanks for reminding me why I haven’t listened to skate punk in five years. It’s hard to believe I received this piece of vinyl for review. Maybe the cultural tide has shifted enough and Razorcake has new readers who aren’t aware of who MXPX are. Allow me to explain. MXPX play songs where the drummer uses the NOFX double bass drum beat, where the guitars follow the vocals to a fault, and the lyrics are sometimes about Jesus. It’s pretty uninteresting. I’ll give the band credit; they haven’t changed into the slowed-down clones of themselves like so many other prominent bands of the ‘90s turned it, but it’s not like they ever released anything worth caring about. Grade: D. 

 –Bryan Static (Sexy Baby)