Album 0447: Bomb The Music Industry! – To Leave Or Die In Long Island

BTMI-TLODILI

Release Date: 2005
Genre: Ska/Punk/Hardcore

Tracklisting:

1. Happy Anterrabae Day!!! (02:58)
2. Congratulations, John, On Joining Every Time I Die (02:36)
3. Showerbeers! (00:54)
4. Stand There Until You’re Sober (04:14)
5. Dude, Get With The Program (04:18)
6. Bomb The Music Industry! (And Action Action) (And Refused) (And Born Against) Are Fucking Dead (02:46)
7. Brian Wilson Says SMiLE! (A.K.A. Beard Of Defiance) (03:13)
8. Syke! Life Is Awesome! (03:59)

Total Length: 24:58

Happy Anterrabae Day!!! has an amazing intro that builds up the excitement for this whole little release and the song by itself. It’s fast and fun, and has cool, somewhat uplifting lyrics. Just a ton of fun. Congratulations, John, On Joining Every Time I Die is a ton of fun as well, even if Jeff Rosenstock is making fun of something that ended up not happening, but the slights against the band in the title are neat.

Showerbeers! is a short as hell track, and not really my style. It’s more happy hardcore but doesn’t do anything for me. Stand There Until You’re Sober is slower and kind of depressive, but it works well. Kind of fun to sing along to as well. Dude, Get With The Program is much more upbeat and a fantastic song. Bomb The Music Industry! (And Action Action) (And Refused) (And Born Against) Are Fucking Dead has the most ska influence on here, and while the vocals aren’t as clear on the other tracks, the happiness comes through loud and clear.

Brian Wilson Says SMiLE! (A.K.A. Beard Of Defiance) goes all over the place, and while there are definitely some bits about it that don’t tickle me, it’s not a bad song at all. Syke! Life Is Awesome! has a fake-out intro and is a ridiculously cool track. They kind of pull out all the stops here. It’s a great way to cap off this mini-album, and it’s still one of my favorite releases, even if that feels odd to say.

Final Rating: 8/10

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