Being obnoxious in a good way is not given to many but after almost 30 years Fat Mike has made it into an art form. Which makes “Self-Entitled” a lot of fun to listen to! I know that a review for a new NOFX album is about as useful as a roasted pig at a Muslim party but that line right there brings does make a nice link to the opening song “72 Hookers” in which Fat Mike offers us the way to world peace... after all, suicide bombers like blowjobs as much as the next person!
“Self-Entitled” turns out to be your typical NOFX album (gasp!) with Fat Mike’s witty observations about politics, religion and everything else that’s wrong in the world, nicely wrapped up in catchy and highly melodic punkrock tunes. It does seem this time around they sound just that little darker, a little faster and a little edgier than on “Coaster” and I’m seriously digging it.
Two songs that on here set themselves apart though are “Down With The Ship” and “I’ve Got One Jealous Again, Again”. Fat Mike has never been one to write much about his personal life but these two seem to deal with his recent divorce. They do blend in with the more serious tone of the album though.
Overall this is yet another solid addition to NOFX’ extensive back catalog and one that gets them a high score on the ‘are they still relative?’ scale.