Album 0236: Less Than Jake – B Is For B-Sides

LessThanJake-BisforBsides

Release Date: 2004
Genre: Ska/Punk

Tracklisting:

1. Portrait Of A Cigarette Smoker At 19 (03:16)
2. Sleep It Off (02:25)
3. Last Rites To Sleepless Nights (02:19)
4. Bridge And Tunnel Authority (03:29)
5. Goodbye In Gasoline (02:33)
6. A.S.A.O.K. (02:08)
7. Jay Frenzal (01:16)
8. Showbiz? Science? Who Cares? (02:21)
9. Sobriety Is A Serious Business And Business Isn’t So Good (00:47)
10. Nine-One-One To Anyone (02:22)
11. Robots One, Humans Zero (02:43)
12. National Anthem (02:13)

Total Length: 27:52

Portrait Of A Cigarette Smoker At 19 starts off the album fairly well. The chorus is catchy at least. Sleep It Off also sticks in your head, and is just a standard LTJ song. Last Rites To Sleepless Nights has a really neat intro but otherwise is of the same quality as the first two tracks. Bridge And Tunnel Authority kind of treads the same ground as another track on here, it’s a fairly good track though. Goodbye In Gasoline is a great punk song though, plenty of cool stuff in it.

A.S.A.O.K. has some really fantastic vocal lines, it makes sense that even though this song got left off the main album that they would still play it live. Jay Frenzal is a fun little punk song, I don’t know how accurate the song is. Showbiz? Science? Who Cares? also has some cool vocal stuff. It’s the stuff that really sticks with me with this band. Sobriety Is A Serious Business And Business Isn’t So Good is a fantastic little song. I love the lyrics and there are horns and then it’s over and yay.

Nine-One-One To Anyone is just a solid song. I can’t say anything too bad about it. Robots One, Humans Zero is a fairly good song with not-so-great lyrics. National Anthem is a highlight of the album for me. I love it dearly, though Roger from the band doesn’t like it at all. I can maybe see why, but oh well. This is a fun little album, and there a couple songs on here that should have been on Anthem instead of what made it on there, but I am kind of torn on whether some bands should only make the best albums they could, or release everything they can.

Final Rating: 7.5/10

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