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New Wave

Against Me! Audio CD
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In 1997 singer/guitarist Tom Gabel began performing as a 17-year old acoustic folk-punk act in Gainesville, Florida and the first Against Me! release was an eponymously-titled 1997 cassette demo. With the addition of drummer Kevin Mahon, a second demo, 1998’s “Vivida Vis!,” was released in limited numbers by Misanthrope Records.

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  • Audio CD (16 July 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: IMPORT
  • ASIN: B000QFCD0Y
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 45,084 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. New Wave (Album Version) 3:290.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Up The Cuts (Album Version) 2:520.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Thrash Unreal (Album Version) 4:130.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. White People For Peace (Album Version) 3:310.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Stop! (Album Version) 2:330.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Borne On The FM Waves Of The Heart (Album Version) 4:090.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Piss And Vinegar (Album Version) 2:270.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Americans Abroad (Album Version) 2:150.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Animal (Album Version) 3:200.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. The Ocean (Album Version) 4:380.79  Buy MP3 


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Indie heroes Against Me! make their major-label debut with the band's fourth incendiary studio album, New Wave. Produced by Butch Vig (Nirvana's Nevermind, The Smashing Pumpkins' Gish and Siamese Dream, Garbage), New Wave raises the aggressive folk-punk, anarchist protest music of Against Me! up from the underground.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyable 25 May 2014
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There is a difference in sound from earlier Against Me! material but this is a rocking punk album. If you like any of the newer Against Me! tracks then you know what you are getting here. If you are new to the band then this is a decent place to start although I personally prefer the latest two albums; White Crosses and Transgender Dysphoria Blues.
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against me get a lot of crap from 'fans' about having sold out,im glad to see this hasn't soiled this review board.a band changing from what the fan base considers 'there' music.'there' will normally come from those who discover a band at a time before the rest of the world, the individualism of it more than anything else defining why they got into the band in the first place.so many people now describe the supposed feeling of alienation of a band developing their sound as abandonment.as said many times in other reviews (more arguments than reviews and i apoloigise) nobody wants to hear the same album repeted a dozen times(if so play what you love on repeat) because other bands will take inspiration quickly. rather than buying the new album of a band they love fans would be better suited to finding the next new thing in the genre. BUT when a band progresses beyond what they have been playing to audiences more than a hundred times a year, and do it well, then i can see no reason for criticism. and more to the point a band explaining themselves to fans seems so far beyond the point of creative music that it makes this rant seem worthwhile.

simply this is a great album.if u feel sold out then 5 minutes on last fm and you will find what your looking for again.

this is a great album that shows that against me are truly great song writers, and now that a green day generation of music lovers are turning there heads that there is no reason for old punks to get, for a lack of a better word, snooty
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still the same, only better 16 Nov 2007
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Searching for a former clarity (previous album) is still one of the best punk albums ever. Powerful, it grabs you by the neck, pins you against a wall and spits in your face kind of power! It is an fabulous album,in every aspect.
Some fans are saying they have sold themselves out. No way! Every single album from Against Me! has been different from the previous ones and every one is worth listening to over and over and over. This is no exception. It is different from the others but everything that makes their music excellent is there: raging voice, original lyrics and a power in the music. That's what makes bands truly great: the ability and talent of reinventing themselves without loosing their identity and not compromising quality. They have done it again. And as for the ones who think they've sold out... Well, listen to the irony in the track Stop:) Great album and a worthwhile buy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Against me 8 Sep 2007
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A instant classic with sing along tunes such as white people for piece and New wave. A old punk band that have danced with the devil and signed to a major record label, the old fans and die hards are all screaming foul and now questioning Againstme's Punk credentials. But I for one love this album and has not left my car stero since I bought the cd(even my neighbours know some of the songs now!!). Give this album a chance and listen to such classics such as borne on the fmwave of the heart and thrash unreal.
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5.0 out of 5 stars New Age - New Direction 10 July 2007
By Jna Sigurardttir - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
True, many long-time Against Me! fans will probably miss the bands folk-punk roots. This is not a folk-punk album. It is a great album none the less. As a long time fan, I can forgive Tom and Co. for not wanting to release the same record over and over again.

Electric-guitar driven, three chord punk music at its best. I love the new sound and everything Butch Vig has done on this record.

Against Me!, like others before them, have grown and moved forward with their music. If your own taste has not moved in the same directions as theirs, so be it. But is it fair to demand that the band remains at the same place with you?

And please, people... Can we all put the move to Sire behind us already? What about just keeping it about the music?
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4.0 out of 5 stars You Say You Want a Revolution 16 Sep 2007
By Tim Brough - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
"Are you restless like me?" barks lead singer Tom Gabel on Against Me!'s terrific "New Wave." If maybe you are, then this pounding rock record will make you jump up and shake off some dirt. "New Wave" opens the album by delivering clean and crisp rock and roll in a short, sharp blast (courtesy of producer Butch Vig), barking out anthemic lyrics like it's 1978 and they've just heard of The Clash or even Bad Religion for the first time. From there, the heat never lets up. While this may not be the political firebrand some punk rockers of that era would have been, there is still enough grousing in the songs to make you feel the band gives a toss.

That kind of frustrated fury underscores "White People for Peace," where a useless and stupid war riles up the populous. So how does the mob respond? "Protest songs in response to military aggression," howls the lyric, "but the battle raged on." It is hard to tell if Against Me! would prefer more protest or they are disillusioned with the fact that the guitars can't block the bullets. (My guess would be a little of each.)

After that, a lot of "New Wave" runs on the world of rocking. Both "Up the Cuts" and "Stop!" argue that you can be a great band if you stay true to yourself, and (in "Stop!") that success is the best revenge. "Piss and Vinegar" and the title song takes mainstream radio/tv to task for being bland purveyors of nothing in particular. Expanding on that theme, the catchy shout-along "Americans Abroad" looks depressingly at the band's world tour and discovering "everywhere that we go Coca-Cola's already been."

If you're looking for troubled relationships, they are here as well. Tegan (of Tegan and Sara) duets on "Bourne on the FM Waves of the Heart" and more base urges grunt from "Animal." There's also a lament for an aging junkie club-girl in "Thrash Unreal." And it all clocks in at 33 minutes. Thing is, "New Wave" sounds so loud, so insistent and so vital, that I have just kept hitting repeat every time I slip it in my CD player. Which has been a lot, lately. Against Me! have already found their way onto my list for one of the best of 2007.
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2.0 out of 5 stars What happened? 30 July 2007
By S. Jacobsen - Published on Amazon.com
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I've really attempted to like this album. Its just not that good. I have loved Against Me about 4 years now, but their last two CDs have just not been up to par with their earlier work. I am not the kind of person who says major labels because I still like several bands who have moved to major labels. Against Me use to be energetic, fun and edgy folk-punk. Now it is pretty much radio-friendly trash. Many of the songs just have weak, cheesy lyrics with annoying poppy choruses. This album gets 2 stars from me because it does have moments where it isn't all that bad. I don't mind bands changing style, I actually like it a lot of the time, but this has been a change for the worse. If you are a die-hard fan of the band's earlier works, you will probably hate this album. If you are just being introduced to them for the first time, you may enjoy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible 22 Mar 2008
By casey - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is one of those CDs that gets better every time you listen to it - you can listen to the whole thing straight through because each song is solid. "Thrash Unreal" sounds almost like pop at the first listen, but like the other songs the underlying meaning of the song is a bit more cynical.
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4.0 out of 5 stars New Wave 16 July 2007
By Robert B. Vance - Published on Amazon.com
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At first listen, New Wave is certainly not the best Against Me! has put out so far, but given a chance it definitely can stand up with their other albums.

The problem for most fans is that the band brings with it a nearly tangible energy, most easily felt at one of their live shows. If you haven't had the opportunity to see this band play live, I highly recommend it. There is something absolutely electric at their concerts, a feeling that remains consistent at each of the dozen or so shows I've been to personally.

A large part of that feeling is just the raw power and energy that they bring to the stage, and when that hits the crowd it seems to travel back and forth between the fans and the band, constantly feeding off each other.

Unfortunately, New Wave lacks some of that raw power that fans have come to expect. The effect is much the same as it is for anyone who is lucky enough to have heard the songs from "The Stolen Demo" and then heard versions of those songs on "Still Searching for a Former Clarity", the substance is there, but in the back of your mind you know its just missing something. Any of you who were left wanting from "Clarity" should desperately try to find "The Stolen Demo", without it Clarity is half the album it should have been.

Additionally, some may feel that New Wave is a little overproduced and clean. In my opinion the best mix of studio with Against Me!'s natural energy was on "As the Eternal Cowboy", although I'm sure thats debatable among fans.

In any case, New Wave still has a lot to it, music and lyrics are still good. I don't know anyone who listens to Against Me! that doesn't rank them in their top 3 of all time favorites, but fans should not be afraid for their favorite band to sound a little different and not just put out the same recycled stuff over and over again.

New Wave is a step up from Former Clarity (although that may only be because the Stolen Demo songs/versions of songs didn't make it onto the album), and in any case it is still a good album and well worth your hard earned American dollars.

Don't be confused by the fact that they will always be better live, that's a good thing. Just buy it and enjoy it, consider it a good summer album with a few songs you will enjoy hearing at their next show.
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