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Another Wasted Night
Only On Weekends Another Wasted Night Punk Rock Theory
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Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 15:42
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- by Tom Dumarey

In an attempt to remind everyone what pop-punk sounded like back in the late 90ies, South Jersey’s Only On Weekends released ‘Another Wasted Night’. Produced by Jesse Cannon (Saves The Day, The Menzingers), the band’s self-released album comes with 12 songs that wants to harken back to the days of Lookout! Records and Drive-Thru.

Saying it's not exactly novel stuff is a bit of an understatement and I’m not the biggest fan of the vocals, which are too shrill to my liking. But when they get it right on a song like ‘Voices’ and ‘Always Greener’, it's enjoyable. Big melodies, gang vocals, playful rhythms... it's all present and accountend for and will probably be considered a treat by fans of Bowling For Soup.

When the time came to think about a score, I figured why bother seeing as they had gone and done the work for me on the opening track. And who am I to disagree?

 

Track listing:

  1. Six At Best
  2. The Rex Motel
  3. Voices
  4. F. Nightingale
  5. Not The Only One
  6. Down
  7. Alway Greener
  8. Drinking And Driving Me Crazy
  9. Gentle Man
  10. Rose Marie
  11. Buffalo
  12. Thirty-Two