Descendents
Cool To Be You


4.5
superb

Review

by USER (43 Reviews)
January 14th, 2005 | 35 replies


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist


Band: Descendents, The
Album: Cool To Be You (LP)
Released: March 22nd, 2004

The Descendents are one of the most profound pop punk bands around, with a lifespan of an amazing 22 years (before I was even born!) and 10 full length records. This album, Cool To Be You, is their 10th record.

Talking - 7/10
A song which jumps straight into how the album should sound. Fast and heavy riffs, quick drum beats and your standard lyrics. This is a great feel-good anthem.

Nothing With You - 8/10
Another amazing song following up the previous track with lyrics most people can relate to. With more fast music and great vocals, this is another favourite for any Descendents fan!

She Don't Care - 7/10
This is kinda slower but still has the same pumping energy from the previous songs. The lyrics are kinda bland and to the point, but not bad. The music however is different and darker.

'Merican - 9/10
Since I reviewed the 'Merican EP this song has grown on my a lot. One of the best political songs around at the moment with lots of facts, great music and amazing vocals. Shame it's on 1:51

Dog And Pony Show - 8/10
I don't really get this song, but the intro is catchy. As is the music and the lyrics. Just your typical fast 'Dents song here.

Blast Off - 9/10
Another one of my favourites, with amazing riffs and great vocals. The middle "4, 3, 2, 1, Blast off" is very catchy and a great sing-a-long. The music really adds to the song as well with cool solos and beats.

Dreams - 7/10
This is another one of your average Descendents songs with amazing music and cool and catchy lyrics (especially in the chorus). Not really much special about it other than that.

Cool To Be You - 9/10
This is another mind-blowing song in my opinion. It has great lyrics which again people can relate to, cool music and it's fast. The song is kinda a build up to Mass Nerder

Maddie - 6/10
I don't really like this. It isn't Descendents to make slow songs, which is what this seems like. Nevertheless it has more good lyrics.

Mass Nerder - 9/10
Probably my favourite song on the album, and an album to all dorks, nerds and all in between. Great appealing lyrics and a fun song to listen to, with great music to match.

One More Day - 8/10
Matching earlier songs, this is a slowish song. It still shows the Decendents' energy but isn't as fast. The lyrics are pretty deep and the music adds to the song's feeling. A good song, not the best though.

[b]Tack - 8/10[/b
Another typical 'Dents so, with fast and furious riffs and beats and hard vocals. I don't really get the title, but the song is pretty cool. A great song to listen to.

Anchor Grill - 7/10
Usually an album trails off way before this point, but it was bound to happen. All the same music for 36 minutes has it's effect, and makes the songs less interesting. Still a good song though, but after all the others it isn't as energetic.

Dry Spell - 6/10
I think this is another bad point of the album. Sadly the music and vocals, both great seperatly don't go together. It seems like it is missing something and lacks feeling.

So, after 22 years The Descendents are still making great pop punk music for kids to mindlessly jump up and down to. Props to them though for creating the same energetic albums they used to. Shows that age doesn't matter

Kif's official rating: 4.5 smileys out of 5
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Comments:Add a Comment 
Vaya
March 20th 2004


33 Comments


good cd kif

i will definatly buy it when i get some money

ntnguitarist
March 22nd 2004


10 Comments


I think I'm gonna buy it..nice review..

Hey Mr. Light Man
April 11th 2004


51 Comments


It's a good album. I'm hoping they're gonna do a tour soon.

Drop The Baby
June 4th 2004


11 Comments


Yeah thats a good review- a great come back by the Descendents :thumb:

Nap
June 23rd 2004


3 Comments


Good review
Best songs: Mass Nerded, Talking, Blast Off and Dog And Pony Show

MajorAddict99
December 20th 2004


1 Comments


'Merican. nuff said

nirvana_gate7
March 27th 2006


19 Comments


Descendents!!! "Talking"... magnificent song, "Nothing with you" also very good. Cool review, cool to buy this album!

labonza01
April 16th 2006


546 Comments


I just got this a little bit ago, and I really like it. there isnt really a song i dont like, but blast off makes me a little queasy. as for your review, you probably should go into more detail with the songs for people who might still be considering buying this, or just so its more informative, other than that, nice job


Yo.
April 17th 2006


55 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I love Dog and Pony Show.
EDIT:
I gave this cd away for bleach, but Im gonan try and get it back, because I miss it =(This Message Edited On 04.17.06

descendents1
December 16th 2006


702 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

The review is pretty good, but the rating is extremely higher than deserved. The first four songs on this album do not really say anything new or break any ground. They actually almost alienate me from what I was used to hearing from the Descendents. The rest of the songs on the album are a really developed Descendents group worthy of pop punk praise.

Akumac
January 21st 2007


13 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

nice album, but really far from 'Milo goes to college'.
my fave tracks are Anchor Grill and Dog and Pony Show

Captain North
August 16th 2009


6789 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Only just holds my attention the whole way through.

'Merican is an amazingly addictive song, but there a numerous songs scattered throughout that are fantastic. Also numerous songs that are plain ordinary.

kitsch
December 4th 2009


5107 Comments


i remember when this record came out and then it got me into their other shit like everything sucks and milo

milo is really the only record i like to listen to anymore

DinoX
April 7th 2011


3582 Comments


This is so good.

jefflebowski
October 29th 2011


8253 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

'merican is one of the best punk-pop songs I've heard in ages

KILL
October 29th 2011


71962 Comments


gota check

Digging: Exodus - Blood In, Blood Out

KILL
October 29th 2011


71962 Comments


lame

jefflebowski
October 29th 2011


8253 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

what the fuck, why does the second page of comments have the Frogstomp cover in the corner?

Spec
January 22nd 2012


27190 Comments


a 1? the fuck

Spec
January 22nd 2012


27190 Comments


frogstomp'd



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