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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PUNK AT IT's V.BEST!
That's just what it is. If you find Blink182 a little belittling, and have heard all of Greendays albums 'till u feel that, given a mike, you could sing them even minus the backing, this is for you. With tracks like 'dinosaurs will die' and 'take 2 placebos' you'll wonder why you hadn't found them sooner. And as for there policies on publicity- no interviews and barely...
Published on 21 Feb 2002 by lucie332@aol.com

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3.0 out of 5 stars Good but could be better!!
I think that this album has some good sources of music, and if you get the chance of buying it do so, but at the right price! The better song on it are Take Two Placebos And Call Me Lame,My Vagina,and Bottles To The Ground these are my favourites. After listening to this record you can tell what an influence they have had on the likes of Blink 182,Offspring and the rest...
Published on 9 May 2001


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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PUNK AT IT's V.BEST!, 21 Feb 2002
This review is from: Pump Up The Valuum (Audio CD)
That's just what it is. If you find Blink182 a little belittling, and have heard all of Greendays albums 'till u feel that, given a mike, you could sing them even minus the backing, this is for you. With tracks like 'dinosaurs will die' and 'take 2 placebos' you'll wonder why you hadn't found them sooner. And as for there policies on publicity- no interviews and barely any advertising to be seen, they really are a band that's earnt their respect solely through their music. Which is what the industry should really be about.
And with all this, they pump out hilarious tunes, with an incredible sense of humour that's rarely found in Punk bands these days. Not just an essential for your collection-they should be the basis for your collection. Very VERY good!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but could be better!!, 9 May 2001
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This review is from: Pump Up The Valuum (Audio CD)
I think that this album has some good sources of music, and if you get the chance of buying it do so, but at the right price! The better song on it are Take Two Placebos And Call Me Lame,My Vagina,and Bottles To The Ground these are my favourites. After listening to this record you can tell what an influence they have had on the likes of Blink 182,Offspring and the rest. Go and but it if u can, its a good one!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars There's Nothing Finer Than Having...THIS ALBUM!!!, 28 May 2002
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This review is from: Pump Up The Valuum (Audio CD)
This is probably NOFX's best album (although they're all good) and quite possibly the best album ever, in my opinion. You may not be particularly fond of it at first but, unless you're insane, you will be addicted after a few listenings. It's simply brilliant. My favourite songs on the album include 'Take Two Placebos...' 'Whats The Matter...' 'Dinosaurs Will Die' 'Louise' 'Pharmacist's Daughter' and 'Bottles To The Ground'. Also the songs 'Clams Have Feelings Too' 'My V&gina' and 'Theme From a NOFX Album' are hilarious. Get it NOW!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars brilliant in places, less so in others., 2 Jun 2000
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Despite v low points ( 'clams have feelings too(actually they don't), 'my vagina' and the weak 'total bummer) and only partially inspiring tracks such as 'stranger than fishing, this album does have everything a nofx fan loves, unless you were looking for a continuation of the band's recent ska streak. The is not a trumpet or a steel drum to be found on the whole album. The first track 'now for somthing completly similar' starts a run of class songs, the outstanding track named 'dinosaurs will die' which coments on the death of the commercial music industry. 'Take two placebo's...' and whats the matter...' also are good. The filthy 'Louise', which continues the trilogy of songs (started on the albums 'white trash' and heavy petting zoo'), 'Pharmacists'daughter' and especially the brilliant 'bottles to the ground hold up the middle of the album well. The end comes with 'herojuana' and 'theme from a nofx album', which is a not so typical cheery ending to a nofx album. A mix of drug related songs, lunicy and lesbien activity makes this a winner for the fans, but not for those unaquainted with the merits and musical marval of the band who are still the finest in the business.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pump up the Adrenaline more like, 26 April 2013
This review is from: Pump Up the Valuum (Audio CD)
Pump the Valuum is your typical Nofx album not bad but not great either. This short sharp jab of punk rock fun Nofx's 8th record now following on the heels of the much loved So Long and thanks for All the Shoes, This album shorter a bit less melodic containing very little if any ska.
It has the typical Nofx humour and political angst, from such songs as dinosaurs will die a track about the Music industry giants dying. Fat Mike's Bass is thick a broad, played at break neck speed along with Erik's drums. The better songs on this album are the slower ones like My Vagina and bottles to the ground.

The Nofx Theme tune ends the song on a hilarious note sure to make any one with a sense of humour giggle. The lack of ska elements will upset some fans but to be honest it neither adds or takes anything away really Nofx are not a ska band
Pump up the Valuum is a typical nofx record, short , and to the point with some added humour.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Proper Punk from Proper Punks - go away Blink 182., 11 July 2004
This review is from: Pump Up the Valuum (Audio CD)
If you are new to the brilliance that is NOFX, get this album. It is their poppiest album and easiest to listen to. It also has some good tracks too!
It starts strongly with ...And Now For Something Completely Similar, and then goes straight into the album's best track, Take Two Placebos and Call Me Lame.
This is followed by the comic What's the Matter with Parents Today, and then the speed goes right up with the awesome Dinosaurs will Die. Everyone's gotta hear Dinousaurs will Die, so buy the album just for that!
The album goes slightly downhill from here, the only real highlight after this is Bottles to the Ground and the Pharmacist's Daughter.
The album does end very strongly though with one of my favourite NOFX songs - A Theme to a NOFX Album. It starts of melodic and goes into speed punk. Very good.
Overall, I thought this was a bit of a let down compared to the other NOFX albums.
As I said, if new to NOFX, get this.
If not new to NOFX, get White Trash Two Heebs and a Bean or Punk in Drublic. Both are masterpieces.
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5.0 out of 5 stars NOFX---1 OF THEIR BEST, 15 April 2001
This review is from: Pump Up The Valuum [VINYL] (Vinyl)
This album starts with a track called 'something completely similar', the reason for this being that at the very start of the track their is a man singing opera similar to the opera singing before the start of 'linoleum' on their 1994 album 'Punk in Drublic' (probably the best). 'Stranger than fishin' is a take-off of 'Stranger than fiction' a song performed by a band which i can't quite remember the name of. Anyway----Best tracks 'Take two placebos and call me lame', 'Herojuana' and Dinosaurs will die. Enjoy this for me. A great introduction into the punk-rock scene. Also look out for 'White trash, two heebs and a bean'and 'Punk in Drublic'. HAPPY LISTENING!!!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars hmmm... it kind of grows on you i suppose, 18 Jun 2001
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i hated this record on first listen. i also hated heavy petting zoo on first listen though. like that album this one definately grows on you over time. gone are the ska songs and there is a much heavier punk rock feeling throughout. a bit of lo fi and dirty guitar work also creeps in on some songs, which takes a bit of getting used to. this is refreshing when you listen to the crisp studio production of many nu bands. sloppyness counts! its also hillarious lyrically. check out 'my vagina' and 'clams have feelings too'. NOFX though are definately still the sharpest band around and are not dumbing down. if you want, also check out "the decline". fantastic.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars not there best but brilliant all the same, 27 Jun 2000
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Its a typical NOFX album as expressed by 'and now for something completly similar.' If you are a NOFX fan ull love this album though its got all the usual riffs and daft lyrics, despite low point s in the form of 'clams having feelings too...' they are far out weighed by fantastic other songs,(dinousaurs will die, Louise and whats the matter with parents today.)On par with punk in drublic certainly but not reaching to the heights of ribbed or thanx 4 all the shoes.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Happy and funny punk from the original independant punk band, 12 July 2001
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This is an exellent album that delivers a diverse mix of jovile and up-lifting music that has the ability to brighten the soul. It is melodic in places such as the track louise but it can still deliver the loud and energetic punk all the fans love from NO-FX.
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