You gotta hand it to Anti-Flag... since signing to a major, these political punks haven't changed a bit. It's commendable to say the least. But unfortunately that's also the biggest flaw of "The Bright Lights of America". On their eigth album, the band is still doing the exact same thing... playing catchy punkrock songs with rallying cries galore. The good intentions are there for all to see but truly exciting songs are a little less visible. The album is off to a good start though with "Good And Ready" and "Vices" but there's simply too much room for filler on "The Bright Lights Of America". Even David Bowie producer Tony Visconti can't hide that by adding touches of harmonica ("Go West") or a brass section ("Shadow Of The Dead").