First of all I'd like to say that I don't give many albums five stars, mainly because I think a record has to be something really special to be given top marks. Having said that, "War on Errorism" is one damn fine record and it's highlights are as good as anything the band have recorded.
The first thing that grabs the attention is the more serious content of the lyrics. The anger at the political apathy of much of the US population snaps and snarls out of tracks like "Idiots are Taking Over". Fat Mike and the boys also seem pretty annoyed with the pop-punk explosion, we all know the bands concerned, and have a few things to say about that. Don't worry though, there is still some light relief on tracks like "She's Nubs", about a girl with no arms and legs, and "Mattersville" - I'm gonna buy a house there when I retire.
What's the music like then? In a word - fantastic. The driving, punchy Nofx attack is there, taking no prisoners. They keep things interesting though, the beautiful ska of "Anarchy Camp" being the best example of this. Very little filler, just like on every other Nofx album.
To sum up, if you're a Nofx fan then you're gonna get hold of this album, whatever I say. If you're not - take a chance and buy it. I haven't been disappointed with a Nofx album yet, and this release is up there with their best.