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5.0 out of 5 stars Indestructible
You've got to admire Rancid. In the ever changing punk rock landscape they have remained constant. Never mind the seemingly endless hordes of straight off the production line So called punk bands with their painfully co-ordinated jumping, designer slacks and expensive trainers, Rancid are and always will be firmly rooted in the 70's. The eternal anglophilepunks in dirty...
Published on 29 Oct 2003 by biggestpunkfan

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2.0 out of 5 stars They got soul doubt
Both Lars' and Tim's side-projects gave mixed signs about what the new Rancid album was to be: The Bastards being an awesome, refreshing set of classic punk tunes while The Transplants, to be honest, really did not make the mark.
The album, Indestructible itself, is actually good by the standards of any other band who is not afraid to experiment with their sound but...
Published on 2 Sep 2003 by Mike Hunt


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5.0 out of 5 stars Indestructible, 29 Oct 2003
This review is from: Indestructible [Pa Version] (Audio CD)
You've got to admire Rancid. In the ever changing punk rock landscape they have remained constant. Never mind the seemingly endless hordes of straight off the production line So called punk bands with their painfully co-ordinated jumping, designer slacks and expensive trainers, Rancid are and always will be firmly rooted in the 70's. The eternal anglophilepunks in dirty leather jackets,braces,drainpipe jeans and doc martens. They are modern - day pirates, running away in search of adventure. They dont care about the money,thats not what punks about, for them its about lifestyle. And therin lies the quandry:How can you fault something so genuine? And listening to a song like 'fall back down'- an ode to friends picking you're sorry ass up off the floor after you're woman has done a runner- how can you fault something so heartfelt? The truth is, you cant. Ok so rancid may look like a cartoon adaptation of the kings road poseurs of yesteryear and they may sound like a low budget version of the clash, the specials and the exploited but their hard work, their naievity is endearing. But one thing is for sure,Indestructible lacks the punch of other rancid records, but instead what we have here bar the one & a half minute rabble rosing anthem- out of control,'Ivory coast' and 'Travis Bickle'(a dirty groove laden homage to a taxi driver character. The wind has clearly been knocked out of Cap'n tims sails, but just as you think all is lost tracks like spirit of 87 (turbonegro done ska) and tropical london (a heart felt skankalong lamentin the estranged mrs. armstrong) restore your faith in the scenes godfathers. This is not'...And out come the wolves by any means,but its definitley better then good charlotte-a xerox of a xerox of a xerox of a pop punk band.
Influenced by The Clash, the Specials,GBH
Also Try
The Clash 'Combat Rock'(Sony 1982)
Operation Ivy 'Energy'
Rancid 'And Out Come The Wolves' (Epitaph 1995)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly Indestructible, 22 Oct 2003
This review is from: Indestructible [Pa Version] (Audio CD)
I have had this album since it came out now and still consider it to be one of the best punk rock albums around. It is one of my favourite albums for the reason of the amount of work and feeling and quality that had gone into this album with its well written lyrics, its truly amazing guitar solos and the way this is all brought together to create a truly classic album. The lead singer of the band was half way through the recording the album when returned home one day to find that his wife Brody Armstrong(THE DISTILLERS)had cheated on him and they split up. You would have thoughtr that this would have caused Tim to have stopped recording but that was not the case. This only gave him the will the will to go back & record the rest 3 weeks later even better than before and they certainly produced a masterpiece in Indestructible Kerrang magazine rating 5*/5* Any Rancid fan will love this and if your not a Rancid fan then u will 2
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5.0 out of 5 stars Truly Indestructible and punk as f..., 7 Oct 2003
This review is from: Indestructible [Pa Version] (Audio CD)
After the possible initial shock! horror! that this album has been released on a major label, Rancid fans will not be disappointed by this, their 6th studio album. From the opening notes of the title song to the closing chords of Otherside, 19 songs later, this is an excellent album. Racid keep on doing what they do best - making GREAT punk songs, unlike the mass-market, over hyped pop punk that Sum 41, Spunge and their ilk keep on churning out relentlessly these days. Although some fans may feel that this album doesn't carry the political 'Ooomph' of previous, the fire and passion that is there within Rancid still shines through, although in a slightly different format than previous, thanks to the much-publicised breakup of Tim and Brody Armstrong. Some die-hard fans may say that it isn't 'Out Come The Wolves', well, it isn't but it IS great and of the high standard that has become expected of rancid throughout the punk world. All self respecting punkers should BUY THIS ALBUM! Whether you'll want to sit it on the shelf next to the latest offering from The Distillers is another matter, though....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Red Hot Moon? More like Moderately Hot Star!, 4 Sep 2003
This review is from: Indestructible [Pa Version] (Audio CD)
With such success with And Out Come The Wolves and 2000's Rancid, you would think that Rancid would make the effort to produce a halfway memorable album instead of a couple of memorable songs, David Courtney, Red Hot Moon and of course single material - Fall Back Down, make no mistake this is not a typical strokes hype type album (stokes ultimate example of hype). This album has qualities which make it worth the money for instance it has the typical clash inspired rifts but it lacks the effort that Tim has put into The Transplants to make a different sound from any other Rancid album. Rancid have a winning formula but they need to expand their sound, Brothels is a good example of this. It draws on different 'Punk' imspiration.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The most moving punk rock gets, 28 July 2004
This review is from: Indestructible [Pa Version] (Audio CD)
I suppose it's impossible to mention the inevitable when talking about 'Indestructible'. The recording riven by Tim Armstrong's marriage falling apart, the record has a slightly two-sided feel, a collection of more or less standard Rancid punk tunes later completed with about the most moving punk rock you're ever going to hear, especially of the Oi! disposition. The latter don't ever sink into self-pity or poisonous swipes at Armstrong's departed wife, instead radiating a heartbreaking intense dogged positivity and will to survive under hard circumstances best summed up by the lyrics of 'Fall Back Down'. 'Indestructible' is about the most feel-good album I can think of and testament to the healing power of punk rock.
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2.0 out of 5 stars They got soul doubt, 2 Sep 2003
This review is from: Indestructible [Pa Version] (Audio CD)
Both Lars' and Tim's side-projects gave mixed signs about what the new Rancid album was to be: The Bastards being an awesome, refreshing set of classic punk tunes while The Transplants, to be honest, really did not make the mark.
The album, Indestructible itself, is actually good by the standards of any other band who is not afraid to experiment with their sound but by Rancid's standards it's poor. The first thing is the serious lack of "punk"; it's seriously over-priced and there is a great "Parental Advisory" sticker slapped over half the front cover. This for one accounts to the copious amounts of bad language present but in previous releases - who cared? And of course, the main thing, the music is not up to the usual standard. Listen to an earlier release, such as Let's Go (probably their best album) and you know that Indestructible lacks that gritty, "drinking on the corner with Lars" attitude they used to pack. Some songs on this album are even close to pop-punk! Their previous sell out attempt, Out Come The Wolves, is much better than this so get that if you want a Rancid album that is easily accessible. If you would rather do the punk thing and unleash them in their full glory then get Let's Go, the self titled or Rancid, Rancid, Rancid.
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2.0 out of 5 stars They got soul doubt, 2 Sep 2003
This review is from: Indestructible [Pa Version] (Audio CD)
Both Lars' and Tim's side-projects gave mixed signs about what the new Rancid album was to be: The Bastards being an awesome, refreshing set of classic punk tunes while The Transplants, to be honest, really did not make the mark.
The album, Indestructible itself, is actually good by the standards of any other band who is not afraid to experiment with their sound but by Rancid's standards it's poor. The first thing is the serious lack of "punk"; it's seriously over-priced and there is a great "Parental Advisory" sticker slapped over half the front cover. This for one accounts to the copious amounts of bad language present but in previous releases - who cared? And of course, the main thing, the music is not up to the usual standard. Listen to an earlier release, such as Let's Go (probably their best album) and you know that Indestructible lacks that gritty, "drinking on the corner with Lars" attitude they used to pack. Some songs on this album are even close to pop-punk! Their previous sell out attempt, Out Come The Wolves, is much better than this so get that if you want a Rancid album that is easily accessible. If you would rather do the punk thing and unleash them in their full glory then get Let's Go, the self titled or Rancid, Rancid, Rancid.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Much Respect, 17 Dec 2006
This review is from: Indestructible [Pa Version] (Audio CD)
I gotta say i think its taken me at least 3 years to finally get into this album but now i have you start to realise what its actually all about and to Rancid i give my respect.

This album is for the people they have grown up with through life and a tribute to alotta people. The opening track as you all know goes out to the living legend joe strummer (R.I.P). As for the others you gotta listen to the words to be able to realise the true greatness of this album Red Hot Moon, Tropical London, Fall Back Down, Otherside another great track dedicated to Lars brother Robert. To me this is an all inspiring album because you know theres alotta feeling gone in to it all great backing vocals and some awesome guitar riffs.

In my opinion this was a tribute to all the people that have given rancid much support through thier long rein off punk rock and if your a huge rancid fan i do insist you buy this and give it a chance coz i think its a great album.

Much respect.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome home Punk Rock., 31 Aug 2003
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This review is from: Indestructible [Pa Version] (Audio CD)
When the Clash made London's Calling they were lambasted with crys of sell-out. That, as we all know was utter crap! So is the view that Rancid have sold out, yes they are on a big label because Hellcat was bought out lock stock & barrel by Warner Bro's. In my view Rancid have matured and improved to become a cracking band and the project stuff by Lars and Tim's Transplants are both excellent. So is this album, rockin boppin lunatic stuff that is well worth buying. Hey as the man says: Joe Strummer will live forever! You cannot get more punk than that. Cheers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good present, 19 Feb 2014
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This review is from: Indestructible [VINYL] (Vinyl)
Bought for a best friends xmas present he loved it vinyl is red aswell which is pretty sweet i'd recommend for a present if your suck for a punk fan
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