Release Date: Jul 10, 2007
Record label: Sire/London/Rhino
Genre(s): Rock, Alternative
There is a legion of Against Me! fans who want only for the band's music to sound exactly as it did on Reinventing Axl Rose -- scrappy punk/folk and nothing else. But with as talented a songwriter as Tom Gabel leading the way, it's ridiculous to think that the band would be satisfied complying. Growth is necessary; change is inevitable. In the case of New Wave, different doesn't automatically mean bad.
Review Summary: Against Me!'s first major label release is a solid one that will sadly be pissed all over by insecure punx neglecting to realize that "Reinventing Axl Rose" came out in 2002. It's 2007, get over it. Please treat me with the same respect, I would appreciate the honesty.