NOT ON TOUR: All This Time: LP

Is it wrong to judge a record for sounding too clean? Too polished? I wonder about this a lot. There’s a certain point where it’s hard to accept something that sounds so fiercely played yet gives itself away to being pristine and vacuum sealed onto a record. Not On Tour deliver a serving of melodic hardcore and pop punk on this digestible LP. The musicianship of the band is without doubt; each member pulls their weight in directions that showed how much they added to the band’s sound. The major drawback of this record is its overly slick production, backed by music that feels like it’s more raw than the delivery. Not a bad album, but one that has its problems. –Bryan Static

 –Bryan Static (Diner Junkie, dinerjunkie.com)