First and foremost I love that the band Basement Sound decided to name their album Good Job Some Of You!. I found it clever and funny. The album contains ten songs which revolve around the punk sound that was most popular in the late ’90s and early 2000’s.
I remember when I was in high school in the mid ’90s and discovered NOFX. It didn’t sound like ’70s english punk and it didn’t sound like pop punk like Blink-182. It was fast, intense and had tons of attitude. Before you knew it that moment in time had created a slightly new version of punk that skaters, punk and misfits could embrace.
The songs are all under three minutes which for punk in my opinion is good. It’s hard to even call a song punk if it's over five minutes. That being said this is a seamless listening experience where the songs flow into each other. They change up BPM and chord progressions but the vibe really sticks to the same style.
They open with “Paint By Numbers” which is an anthemic song and arguably the most single worthy. It’s catchy, fun and has a decent amount of angst as well. They continue to have success with “Poison Baby” and “Shit Attitudes For $100.” “Texas Is For Losers” is very fast and was such a throwback to skate punk.
“Horror Movies To Sleep To” and “City's Burning Down” really don’t stray from their formula. Its deviations are subtle and by this time was just really enjoying the signature sound they were creating. “Tightwire'' refers to drunken time while “This Bottle Aint Big Enough For The Both Of Us” sounds like the account of the trials and tribulations of life as a young person. They close with an extra intense song entitled “Wake Up.”
This album really nails the aesthetic of punk records from twenty plus years ago. I’m not as young as I used to be but I know there is still a large fan base for this style and Basement Sound pulls it off.
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