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Old 02-28-2011, 11:37 AM   #61 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by clutnuckle View Post
The band their guys diverged out of is slightly more fathomable, but ultimately they're just a weak band. Nothing interesting going on in the brass, when their guitars attempt distortion it sounds awful, and semi-great/semi-terrible lyrics... Though I will admit the bassist is usually on point, and "A Better Place, A Better Time" is a good song. I love when people call what they do even remotely 'punk' - this spits in nobody's face, changes virtually no opinions whatsoever, and has never once made me think about anything. EVER.

They're better than bands like Reel Big Fish, though.
The drummer is definitely talented, as well as the bassist. I have zero time for ska-punk music, and haven't since I was in my early teens... however, I've seen Streetlight Manifesto live and I think they are pretty talented musicians. By far the best I've heard in this genre. I can categorically say I'll never listen to them again in my life, but when their first album came out I was a fan. The guitars do indeed sound pretty dreadful though.
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:08 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Wasn't too sure where to put this but this was the only thread I could find.

Only really got down to listening to the new album uninterrupted which is crazy as it was out months ago and I missed them in Bristol a few weeks back which sucks but anyway... it's not too shabby, they seem to have added a few strings to their guitarbows but haven't strayed as far as I was expecting given the time its taken them. They've lost a lot of the energy since their debut which is to be expected I guess and energy is so crucial to their music and that brand of Ska in general I don't think it's up to the standard of their other two proper albums. Still it's not all bad but considering the time its taken its a bit disappointing. They're still young though so hopefully they keep at it.

After listening to the acoustic The Hands that Thieves though I think I'm unexpectedly happier with that. "If only for Memories" cover was much better I thought. In general, Kalnoky can sing, who knew?
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