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Silver Linings
Less Than Jake Silver Linings Punk Rock Theory
Sunday, January 3, 2021 - 15:42
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Looking back at 2020, it seems like there aren’t any certainties left. A lot of the stuff we have always taken for granted, has changed significantly. And while we wait for things to go back to normal, it is good to know that there is at least still one thing that we can still be sure of. And that is that a new Less Than Jake album still very much sounds exactly like what you’d expect from a Less Than Jake album.

‘Silver Linings’, the Floridians’ ninth album, comes with a dozen brand spankin’ new upbeat ska punk songs full of fun, big choruses and horns. The album is off to a great start with ‘The High Cost of Low Living,’ which is about as vintage Less Than Jake as Roger Lima’s dreads.

30 years into it at this point, these guys have no problem keeping the party going with more horn-infused good times like ‘Lie To Me’, ‘Anytime and Anywhere’ and ‘King of the Downside’ before taking it down a notch for some laid-back skanking on ‘Lost At Home’.

So yeah, no big surprises to be found on ‘Silver Linings,’ just more of the same solid ska-punk tunes that we have come to know and love from Less Than Jake. And after the shitty year we just had, I’ll more than take it.


Track listing:

  1. The High Cost of Low Living
  2. Lie To Me
  3. Keep on Chasing
  4. Anytime and Anywhere
  5. The Test
  6. Dear Me
  7. Monkey Wrench Myself
  8. King of the Downside
  9. Lost at Home
  10. Move
  11. Bill
  12. So Much Less
Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.