UNIT F: American Shutdown: CD

Man, middle school me would have fucking loved this: political skate punk not entirely unlike Pennywise or the heavier side of Dropkick Murphys. I’m not sure if the politics of the whole thing make this seem dated or not, but it definitely isn’t ageless. This was released in 2008 and the whole thing is covered in pictures of Bush administration-era political figures. I don’t know what it was about Reagan, but there are so many classic punk songs about him. That was one president that really got the youth wanting to smash the state. Bush, bad president, sure, but the songs he inspired? They just don’t seem that good. There are exceptions, but this album falls short. Some good ideas, bland execution.

 –Bryan Static (Finger, no address listed)