Reviewed by Shaun
Although the first ALL album, Livage, didn't hit the shelves until 1987,
the band has a solid claim to a twenty year history, since ALL has
always been the Descendents minus Milo, the world's most famous punk
singing physicist. When Milo got bored with academia and the research
lab in 1996, ALL went on hiatus while the Descendents put together an
album and a tour. They returned in '98 for Mass Nerder and are back
again with Problematic.
Problematic continues the patented pop-powered punk sound that the
Descendents pioneered back in 1980 and which has become one of the
predominant styles in rock during the years since. They haven't lost a
bit of the power and edge that has kept them ahead of the pack of
pretenders that have been barking at their heels every since. ALL is
well beyond adolescence, and they never blink as they power through 18
new tracks of lust, rage and caffeine influenced frenzy. They were the
first. They're still the best. If pop-punk has fallen into disfavor in
your tastes, it's probably because you haven't heard enough of these
guys. Problematic is an excellent place to start solving that problem.
Carry You * She Broke My Dick * Better Than That * www.sara
* ROIR * What Are You For? * Stupid Kind Of Love * Alive * Real People *
Lock 'Em Away * Teresa * I Want Out * Crucifiction * The Shin * Nothin'
To Live For * Never Took * Make Believe * Drive Away
© 2000 - Shaun Dale