Against Me!
Reinventing Axl Rose


5.0
classic

Review

by pedro durruti USER (6 Reviews)
January 16th, 2005 | 18 replies | 37,016 views


Release Date: 2002 | Tracklist


No Idea Records 2002
(Recorded on 7/23/01, 12/21/01, 12/28/01, and 1/12/02)

Guitar/Vocals - Tom Gabel
Guitar/Vocals - James Bowman
Bass - Dustin Fridkin
Drums - Warren Oakes

Against Me! is known to be an acoustic band, but the majority of their songs are not acoustic. I once thought this also. Reinventing Axl Rose stands out from the other seven albums Against Me! released, due to its collection of great songs like? Pints of Guinness Make You Strong? and We Laugh at Danger (and Break All the Rules).

This is probably the most energetic and sing-along-able CD I own. It has not only great sound and energy, but also has a good message. The lyrics of this album range from politics to hope of an ideal music scene to a tribute to two grandparent's eternal love. The instruments on this album are great. My favorites are the drums, which give great beat and foot-tapping potential in almost every song, and the vocals. A lot of the songs are presented in a unique and wonderful sounding scream or a rough but gentle singing voice. A great example of the screaming on this album is The Politics of Starving?- it makes the song twice as good and shows how talented Tom is at doing it.

One of my favorite things about Against Me! is their choruses. I LOVE the choruses on Pints of Guinness Make You Strong?, Those Anarcho Punks are Mysterious€? and We Laugh at Danger (and Break All the Rules)?. Their choruses are what make the album so sing-along-able and awesome. The chorus of We Laugh at Danger (and Break All the Rules) is what makes it my favorite song. That and the part where they are all singing without any instruments and one of them goes Whooo!? and everything picks up again in such a glorious moment.

The only two things I find wrong with this CD is that some of the songs were different than the mp3s I downloaded and was used to and that it wasn't that long (31:03). But neither of those things matter because it is such a great album and band.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
NewKindofArmy03
January 21st 2005


26 Comments


This cd is an easy 5/5 for me. I love it and listen to it all the time.

Electrocution
February 10th 2005


7 Comments


Although I haven't heard anything off this album, I really enjoy Against Me! I'll have to check this out. Thanks a lot.

SlappedByTheClash
March 4th 2005


19 Comments


I love Against Me! and this album proves why.

nitzguy
April 26th 2005


4 Comments


Pints of Guinness Make You Strong is says it all for me.

Garrett_CivilCrisis
September 4th 2005


8 Comments


personally, the original Walking is Still Honest on S/T and Crime is much better, this one is too poppy. the remade pints is better i think.

this album is great, amazing stuff

Berserker!
September 6th 2005


73 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Love this album

Fabz
September 18th 2005


136 Comments


Awesome album!

NEDM
September 20th 2005


1113 Comments


Effing A. This album is really darn good.

stephankirstein
January 23rd 2006


20 Comments


im gettin this album tomorow w00t im so happy

Joeeddstealschickens
January 28th 2006


110 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Ahh superb album, really is. Personal faves are Walking Is Still Honest and The Politics Of Starving

DreadyTara
April 11th 2006


1 Comments


Great f*$#ing band. Everytime i want to get up i always find myself listening to Pints of Guiness make you strong

theliberties
May 14th 2006


1 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

this is there most touching album

jagster525
June 12th 2006


5 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

this is my favorite rock album, great shit.

spoon_of_grimbo
September 19th 2006


2241 Comments


i bought this today having only heard pints of guinness make you strong, and i love it!!!

after a coupla listens, my favourites are pints, reinventing axl rose and baby im an anarchist, but those are just the highlights, there aren't any duff tracks at all!

i can't believe i left it so long to get into this band!

smokersdieyounger
September 25th 2006


672 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Only heard a few songs, but just ordered from America

lycanthropic
November 25th 2006


5 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Pints of Guinness Make You Stronger!



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