OLDFASHIONED IDEAS: Promises Mean Nothing: CD

In just three years, Sweden’s Oldfashioned Ideas have made quite a dent on the worldwide streetpunk scene. This is their second full length album and it doesn’t disappoint. Reminiscent of Montreal’s Ripcordz, but with more of an oi influence, fashion punks everywhere will dig this release. And as was the case with their first album, there’s a photo collage on the insert to remind U.S. punks how much uglier we are than our European analogs. Singer Per has a solid, emotive tone to his style that sets these guys apart from the competition. Not that there’s a competition. Although I’d rather watch a streetpunk competition than any of the presently existing organized competitive events that this world has to offer.

 –Art Ettinger (Switchlight)