Sep 19, 2013

This tenth anniversary of Rise Against’s “breakthrough” album, Revolutions Per Minute, doesn’t really seem that special. It’s got some additional liner notes and the CD version comes with the demo versions of all the songs on the album tacked on right after the original album. The demos sound pretty close to the original versions, so it’s like hearing the album twice in a row. The LP comes with a digital download for the demo tracks. Otherwise, you know what you’re getting with Rise Against: passionate, political, melodic punk rock. While I normally like those constituent parts, this just isn’t my thing. Regardless of whether you’re a fan, this doesn’t really seem to be worth your time or money unless you’re obsessive about owning everything the band has released.

 –kurt (Fat)