Year Zero play anthemic, melodic punk with a nice mix of bombast and melody. I’m hearing thoughtful, emo-leaning ‘90s punk like Samiam and some of the pub rock/power pop pilfering post-Exploding Hearts bands. This was recorded in 2009 and 2010 and Razorcake has already reviewed and enjoyed this record, so I’m assuming this is a rerelease. If I were an A&R man in a Tom Petty song, I’d mention that I don’t hear a single, but I’m nearly at the end and have enjoyed every song so far… so maybe they’re all singles. Whooooah.
–Chris Terry (youngmodern.storenvy.com)