PROPAGANDHI: Potempkin City Limits: CD

Man, I really wanna say something nice about this record. Propagandhi has been around for a million years, never compromising their ethics, always staying true to DIY, their lyrics and art are (as always) really nice looking, intelligent, and timely; they are a bunch of genuinely righteous dudes. But I gotta say, I never really cared for them too much. I think their old stuff sounded like NOFX, and when Today’s Empires… came out a few years back, all thrashing and what-not, I didn’t pay much attention. Well, this new record takes the band in yet another direction, and it’s not a good one. Honestly, it sounds like MTV emo, like those bands that wear eyeliner and nail polish and stuff. Actually, when I was listening to this album at work (where I usually write my reviews) a customer asked if I was listening to a Christian rock band. Ugh, I’m sorry. I know Propagandhi are OG real deal motherfuckers, completely deserving of my respect, but I can’t lie and say that I like this at all.

 –ben (Fat)