- ...And Out Come the Wolves
First Review Ever
of my all-time favorite albums. This is a definite necessesity
for any music fan. All nineteen tracks are high-energy
fun. If you're looking for an upper-record, this is
a high recommendation. Vocalist Tim Armstrong's (formerly
of Operation Ivy) voice is a mighty fine one, I must add.
The songs are all easy to relate to, as well as easy
to follow. Each of the songs tells a little story, something
that appears to be harder to find these days. The adrenaline
rush from the songs are an added bonus if you're throwing
a party and you want it to be a wild one. People can
actually dance to this music. Not only is it an upbeat
album, but it is a good one to fall asleep to, as the beats
are quite mesmerizing.
A favorite track
is hard to decide upon, but I suppose I would have to say
"Ruby Soho". Starting out slow and mellow,
this song leads to some energy and back to calm and so on,
ending on an up-beat. Another good kick-butt track is
"Junkie Man", which poet Jim Carrol wrote a poem
for. This song is where the title "...And Out Come
the Wolves" originated from. Track 13, "Old
Friend", is a good blend of punk and ska, but not like
the "sell-out" ska of No Doubt or Smashmouth, nor
the ska of Madness or Slapstick.
Even if you aren't
a punk fan, this is still a wonderful CD. I know a lot
of people that don't care for punk, but still enjoy this album.
I too am not much of a punk fan and this was my first and
only punk cd for a number of years.
Out Come the Wolves
out of 5.0`