Arrogant little brats! “The Feel Good Record Of The Year”… who the hell do they think they are? Oh yeah, along with other Fat Wreck staples such as NOFX and Lagwagon, No Use For A Name have been kings of the fast punkrock song for years. So I guess if anyone has the right to give name one of their albums like this, it’s them.
Or do they? While No Use For A Name is still a kickass band and will no doubt forever remain just that, they do not maintain the same level of excitement throughout the entire album. While fast songs such as “Biggest Lie” or “Under The Garden” set the bar high, there are a couple of halfassed tracks that would be good enough for other bands but not for No Use. And a piano ballad like “Ontario” just isn’t the best way to go for these guys. I thought they would’ve figured that out by now. Overall though they’re still damn good at what they do. High on speed, high on melody and a couple of singalong choruses… that’s all I need to hear on a NUFAN album!