Album Reviews

Teenage Bottlerocket - freak out
Monday, July 23, 2012 - 00:00
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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.

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.