Ah, that familiar album cover in yet another color… it’s already their fifth album and by now every new Teenage Bottlerocket release feels a bit like coming home. You could say they are repeating themselves but in their case it’s their biggest asset rather than a disadvantage.
“Freak Out!” comes with 14 new songs that feature goofy lyrics coupled to a deadpan delivery, fast riffs and ridiculously catchy choruses. Who can resist? I sure as hell can’t when I hear a kickass songs about mosh etiquette (“In The Pit”), a track that comes with Top Gun references (“Maverick”) or a cautionary tale about the dangers of headbanging (“Headbanger”).
If you are into pop-punk, you need to pick this one up. And by extension every other Teenage Bottlerocket album. Period.