The Arrogant Sons of Bitches
Three Cheers For Disappointment


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Review

by Schizophrenik USER (7 Reviews)
November 28th, 2009 | 274 replies | 18,380 views


Release Date: 2006 | Tracklist


5 of 6 thought this review was well written

The Arrogant Sons of Bitches was a six-piece ska band from Long Island, New York fronted by Bomb the Music Industry! lead singer/guitarist Jeff Rosenstock. They broke up in 2006 shortly after releasing Three Cheers for Disappointment, but left us with an incredible album that showcases Rosenstock's inhuman songwriting abilities and their truly unique style.

Anyone who's a fan of Bomb the Music Industry! or any of Mr. Rosenstock's other projects should find this invitingly familiar, but also distinctly different from his later work. Its lyrics are angry and often self depreciating, and most songs make use of power chord driven choruses and an overall upbeat tempo. catchy verses, powerful choruses and memorable melodies are scattered throughout the thirteen filler-less tracks.

However, There is one thing in particular that sets this apart from everything he's done since: the brass section. Unlike what you might expect from a ska album, the horns don't just mindlessly follow the guitar and vocal melodies, playing uninspired and predictable riffs, but instead bounce in and out of the vocal melodies and always seem to be having fun. and fun is really the key to this album as a whole. Every song just has a frantic, "don't give a fuck" feel that makes it sound like it was made by twenty-something drunks who spontaneously decided to get together in a garage and started fucking around with power chords, and on an old eight track recorded a full length album over the course of the next week.

I'm sure that in reality a lot of work went into it, but the end product creates that illusion of indifference, and that's something pretty special.



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Schizophrenik
November 28th 2009



839 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

This and all of BTMI!'s albums can be downloaded legally for free at their label's website

Here is a direct link to this album:

http://www.quoteunquoterecords.com/qur023.htm


Piglet
November 28th 2009



4653 Comments


What is Ska precisely anyway? I've heard the term used before here and there but i have no idea what the music is.


scotish
November 28th 2009



835 Comments


as you said, chock-full of errors (another look over should find them as they're numerous and obvious : p), as well as that try not to basically say the same word twice in the same line (unless it's for effect) cos it just look a bit meh. other than that, review isn't bad.

Schizophrenik
November 28th 2009



839 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Ska is a type of music similar to reggae that uses the same kind of off-beat upstroke. it's faster,
and more upbeat though, and a lot of ska bands also have brass sections in them.

And thanks, Scotish, i know this is about as untimely a reply as there ever was but I just realized I
never acknowledged you.

Schizophrenik
November 28th 2009



839 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

the track list is effed up and i can't figure out how to fix it. can someone help?

Edit: fixed

Piglet
November 28th 2009



4653 Comments


just go to the band page and click the edit band information
i think...
edit: nah i have no idea

kitsch
November 29th 2009



5107 Comments


ska sucks

PanasonicYouth
November 29th 2009



7411 Comments


best of the best of third wave ska besides some good ol streetlight

Schizophrenik
November 29th 2009



839 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

"ska sucks"

I pity for you if you really don't like Everything Goes Numb or Keasbey Nights.

Schizophrenik
December 1st 2009



839 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Edit: nvm, im pretty sure its a mistake

TRMshadow
December 16th 2009



4982 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Fun, Catchy, and energetic. Classic on first listen

TRMshadow
December 22nd 2009



4982 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

is there any way to give this higher than a 5?

Schizophrenik
December 22nd 2009



839 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

haha, im glad you liked it

Album Rating: 24

Roach
December 22nd 2009



2149 Comments


agree with kitsch

TRMshadow
December 24th 2009



4982 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Has grown off of me a bit, but is still an amazing record.

Never Mind.

ThePalestMexican
January 15th 2010



2816 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I've always found ska comparable to reggae, but others don't see that.

qwe3
January 15th 2010



21355 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ska emerged from reggae dude there's def reggae in ska.

and ska as a genre sucks because there's no room for evolution, the parameters of the genre itself are way too constrained. it's like you HAVE to do this and you HAVE to do it THIS way etc. bullshit. that's why there's like one good ska band left and that's streetlight.

although i do enjoy quite a few ska records.

StreetlightRock
Emeritus
January 15th 2010



3765 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

aammaaazzzzinnngggggg

Digging: Caribou - Our Love

Schizophrenik
January 15th 2010



839 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I thought reggae came out of ska

TRMshadow
January 15th 2010



4982 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

nope, Reggae was around way before ska, although they both are inherently linked with the island of Jamaica. Either way, the album freaking rocks.

On a Side note: I just saw the Robot Chicken episode that you have as your avatar, was pretty funny.



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