Against Me! White Crosses
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mitch91
March 29th 2013


420 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yeh I've really come round to this album- I always thought the songs were pretty great, but the production was too ott and put me off. I've been listening to a lot of Springsteen lately and I can now see what they were aiming for on many of these songs: Because of the Shame sounds like it belongs on Born in the USA.

NeoSpaz
March 29th 2013


4528 Comments


good band, haven't heard this though

ViralOblivion
June 5th 2013


7679 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Teenage anarchist is sweet

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
January 14th 2014


14654 Comments


boring =[

greencorn5
January 21st 2014


282 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I agree with most users that this is their worst. Musically uninspired, and way too poppy and way too many "woah's". However, the lyrics on this album are still better than what most songwriters can come up with.

CrownOfMagnets
February 2nd 2014


2334 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

the only songs I like here are "because of the shame" and "teenage anarchist". the title track is ok I guess.

xstaytrue18x
October 3rd 2014


583 Comments


first half of this album rules

XingKing
October 3rd 2014


11909 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

No portion of this album rules

JWT155
March 25th 2015


12502 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Underrated album, has some the band's catchiest material.

bungy
March 27th 2015


8990 Comments


All songs but Ache With Me or whatever are fun to listen to

beau99
June 8th 2015


62 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I know I'm in the minority but I rate AM!'s later material a lot higher than their first two full-length albums. Like... Reinventing Axl Rose has like, 3 songs I can actually stand, and As the Eternal Cowboy has maybe 2 at most? And even then I can only dig the live versions.



Like, to me, Searching for a Former Clarity, New Wave and White Crosses all remind me of Blackout-era Dropkick Murphys in a way, and I love that stuff. And then there's Transgender Dysphoria Blues, which I relate to on a deep level personally.

beau99
June 8th 2015


62 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Oh and I've seen people noticing the Springsteen-like songs. I do know that "Because of the Shame" has the same chord progression as Bruce's "No Surrender" and that was done on purpose. The song was written for a friend of Laura's who died and they always listened to Springsteen together when they were kids. Her friend had actually thought "Thrash Unreal" was written about her and took it harshly. So Laura wrote "Because of the Shame" as a way to make it up to her after she died as a promise to her mom.

Arcade
Contributing Reviewer
July 12th 2015


7792 Comments


only ever listened to Transgender Dysphoria Blues but i've been inclined to give this and Reinventing Axl Rose a listen

Digging: Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition

artyzmu
March 24th 2016


7 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Second favourite by them. Because of lyric lines, which are awesome (for example in "Because of The Shame") and because of how it all sounds (for example in "Spanish Moss"). I love the beat of "Rapid Decompression" and I appreciate how the song "I Was a Teenage Anarchist" reminds me of the past and the music I was listening to back then. Simply great composition.



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