Rufio
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3.5
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Review

by Shiftyly USER (1 Reviews)
January 21st, 2007 | 11 replies | 3,897 views


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist

Review Summary: This is Rufio's sophomore effort and the saying sophomore slump is true for this album, seeing as how they did nothing special, but followed almost the same formula as Perhaps, I Suppose

Southern California boasts a number of very popular bands. Thrice, Sublime, and a couple of other ones that im pretty sure are pretty popular. Anyhow, another band that comes from socal is Rufio. Rufio released one album prior to 1985(album, not year), but they never really gained much popularity. Are they undeserving? Surely not, these guys can play, how well you ask? Read on my friend.

The album kicks off with Countdown, and when you first hear guitar playing, your probably gonna think this is just your average pop punk band. I wouldnt say so, they cal play alot better, and, 40 seconds into the album, it kicks off with, i wouldnt say blisteringly fast, but it sure burns AAR drums and you cant help notice it. Anyhow, Scott Sellers starts singing at the same time. and you notice his voice, its whiny. And its gonna be like tthat throughout the entire album, and as far as im concerned, its one of their bigger setbacks. As the album goes on, you hear the lead guitar doing his thing and and hes hes playing various riffs, and occasionally will drop in something special, but nothing to technically crazy. And than theirs the bass, Jon Berry. hes a solid player in all of Rufio's albums, and seldomly takes the lead. Listening to this album your gonna find that hes alot more prominent than alot of bassists out there within his genre. All the members are pretty consistent, and never really back too far down.

Creatively, there nothing special, but making catchy parts, they are good at. Making riffs here and there usually keeps me humming parts of their songs throughout the day. The bass intro for Follow Me, a little generic, but its nice. Or Pirate, the song sounds just as the title insists, the guitar playing like a pirate, its weird, but none the less good, and even better that they figured out a riff like that. And theres their single, White Lights, its a nice song, nothing truly different, but it is catchy.

Lyrically, Rufio is nothing special. About the same you can expect from any pop punk band. At times, even generic, take this part from Countdown for example.
"Can't take back what you said long ago.
No time for apologies, I know.
Don't be denying it.
Then we've had it all.
I'm waiting, trying,
I keep holding on..."
Like i said, nothing special. And the vocals are just too whiny, and it turns into a turn off for some, but im used to it by now.

Anyhow, seeing as how this was their sophomore effort, its not as good as Perhaps, I Suppose or Comforts of Home. This album wasnt anything spectacular, but its a solid album, and theres hardly any dull moments. A 3.5 from me.


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Shiftyly
January 21st 2007



82 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

my first, and a few typos, and a little crap, go easy :[

Intransit
January 22nd 2007



2797 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

dude, this may be your first, but seriously read it before you post it. stuff like this

And than theirs the bass

made me just want to cry it was so obviously wrong. Sorry if I'm being abrasive, but really, read your reviews before you submit them and type them in MS word or something with a spell checker.

Other than that, its an ok review for a first. I like this album, but The Comfort of Home is so much better. Science Fiction is a superb song though.

MikeShOck
February 18th 2007



102 Comments


great album but perhaps i suppose is better.
the comfort of home is a good album but not like the others


blink44racer
February 23rd 2007



15 Comments


This album is in no way a 'sophomore slump'. this is a great CD.

bdizfoshiz
March 2nd 2007



273 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I think this is Rufio's best. Every song is really good punk music. I also like Perhaps I Suppose, but this is really their only album that is above average.

MikeShOck
May 15th 2007



102 Comments


I love rufio because they play PUNK ROCK with style, not like some stupid bands like Green Day, Sum 41, Blink 182 they know how to play!


BatCountry
May 18th 2007



8 Comments


....This album is good....Pirate is the best song of this album....but Perhaps I suppose is better than this!!!I LOVE RUFIO TOO!!:D

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
July 8th 2013



19623 Comments


good stuff right here. nostalgic too

Digging: The Who - Tommy

Cygnatti
July 8th 2013



21349 Comments


newest album is underrated

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
July 8th 2013



19623 Comments


haven't heard it : P

Cygnatti
July 8th 2013



21349 Comments


you should if you like their old stuff. poppier than before but it ain't bad.



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