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Can this album ever be topped?,
By A Customer
This review is from: Borders and Boundaries (Audio CD)
I have heard talk of LTJ selling out on this album. May I take this opportunity to say; that this collection of songs is one of the finest I have ever listened to. Ok, they have dropped the horn section on some songs and most tracks are more listener friendly than their earlier albums. But to me, this is just a sign of a band maturing and trying not to get typecast as just a punk/ska outfit. Old habits do die hard though with the inclusion of the adrenaline fuelled 'Mr Chevy celebrity' and the heavily ska influenced 'suburban myth'. However, tracks like 'look what happened'(glorious), 'Gainesville rock city'(sublime), and 'is this thing on'(pure genius), suggest to me that this is a band who are top form and are willing to broaden their sound without losing their sense of fun or direction.