The Ergs!
Dorkrockcorkrod


4.0
excellent

Review

by William Forest Collins USER (13 Reviews)
January 12th, 2012 | 30 replies | 1,990 views


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Well, it would seem as though Milo DIDN'T go to college after all. Hmmmm...

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It may or may not seem off topic, but as soon as this record starts to play, it automatically sounds very Descendents-y. This brings forth a number of considerations, not the least of which that this record is one of the best ones that sold that mimicked the famous Descendents album "Milo Goes to College". Dorkrockcorkrod exemplifies one of the best portrayals of punk music outside of the Descendents/Ramones, and other such famous punk bands that have become a cornerstone in the creation of many punk albums to come.

To start, The Ergs! Have undoubtedly reinvented this Descendents style with their own tweaks and fluctuations. When the album begins with "First Song, Side One", you can automatically see the resemblance between both groups. The flow from the album is rather consistent considering the immediate transition into "A Very Pretty Song For a Very Special Young Lady".

When it comes to Dorkrockcorkrod, the instrumental execution for this album is extremely potent in the amount of breakdowns often expressed through various drum solos, and occasional bass solos. "Extra Medium" is one of the best songs on the album. Because of the way the music is processed in this cauldron of designs, the backdrops are near perfect in structure. But the big compensation for this song, much like the rest of this album lies in lead vocalist Mikey Erg, who also attains the Milo Aukerman voice. His lyrics revolving around the love-y, '60s prom deal for Dorkrockcorkrod really do well in "Extra Medium", among many other tracks.

Throughout most of the album, punk guitar influences are relatively disperse in all actuality. Coupled with the heavier bass on some songs like "Pray For Rain" or even "August 19th", the main rhythm section still retains a relatively softer sound from most of their inspirations including Elvis Costello, and of course the famous Descendents. So once this basic formula is applied to simple lyrics, you come out with one of the best modifications to the pop-punk scene I’ve ever witnessed.



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Restrikted
January 12th 2012



1889 Comments


so dis is basically a tbt lololol

Horsehammer
January 12th 2012



550 Comments


a what? ryan plz, im a duuuuuuuumbass

Restrikted
January 12th 2012



1889 Comments


track by track duuuuuuuumbass

gabethepiratesquid
January 12th 2012



4521 Comments


OH WON'T YOU COME ALONG WITH ME TONIGHT?

clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
January 12th 2012



6387 Comments


I probably should get this

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
January 12th 2012



49955 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

yeah

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Hep Kat
January 12th 2012



15247 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

so you think the ergs sound like descendents do you

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Horsehammer
January 12th 2012



550 Comments


yeah, that was basically the whole reason i got it, so i made a big deal about it

ConsiderPhlebas
January 12th 2012



6157 Comments


I always thought it started sounding Descendents-y a few seconds before it started playing, but yeah automatically, of course

Kris.
January 12th 2012



12230 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

who fuckin cares album rules

Horsehammer
January 12th 2012



550 Comments


thank u for clarifying

pmmets07
January 12th 2012



5854 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i like this album but not as much as you guys

the lyrics get kinda repetitive.

Kris.
January 12th 2012



12230 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

you get kinda repetitive

Tyrannic
January 12th 2012



3261 Comments


oh so you're linkjerks alt.

fun.

Horsehammer
January 12th 2012



550 Comments


who me?

Horsehammer
January 12th 2012



550 Comments


nah, im Cheesewireisms alt, but then again i got banned forever, so, this is my main now

iFghtffyrdmns
January 12th 2012



7047 Comments


i should probably listen to the Ergs
I probably won't.

Kris.
January 12th 2012



12230 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

you really should

Activista anti-MTV
January 12th 2012



3139 Comments


Investigating this

pmmets07
January 12th 2012



5854 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

hey it's GOOD i'd just rather listen to house boat.



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