RESTARTS: Outsider: CD

Jul 25, 2008

Okay, right off the bat, the opener, “Outsider,” had me singing along. It is about as good a punk rock anthem as I’ve heard in a while. My attention’s all theirs. As soon as the ska riffage introduced itself, however, I immediately checked out, only to be lured back in when they went back to the thrashin’ and yellin’. Truth be told, their ska punk here ain’t as miserable as some I’ve heard, even on their previous releases, but a virtual zero tolerance policy is in place when it comes to that stuff, so much time was spent skipping to the next track. All told, a good chunk of this was faboo, and the remainder was Operation Ivy-culled chaff they neglected to slough off.

 –jimmy (Rodent Popsicle)

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