NOFX
Punk in Drublic


4.0
excellent

Review

by Dylan Wachman USER (44 Reviews)
February 13th, 2006 | 88 replies | 21,806 views


Release Date: 1994 | Tracklist


7 of 9 thought this review was well written

"On the topic of Punk In Drublic,
it’s over produced, melodically boring, old hat tricks.
NOFX kick ass on your mastercard. Boring punk rock kids.
Inter-scene snide remarks right back at you.
By the end of this disc all the songs remain the same.
No one else will say it, so I will. You Suck!"
-MaximumRockNRoll


1994 was a very interesting year for punk music. Dookie was released by Green Day, which pretty much was the craftwork of today’s pop/punk genre. But another cd was released that year which was crushed by all of Green Day’s publicity, as if anyone hasn’t been crushed by them as of now. This other cd only went half-gold, this achievement only to be rewarded one other time to Donny Osmond. That cd was Punk In Drublic by NOFX.

As you can see by my little snippet of a critic, MaximumRockNRoll really hates NOFX, as do many other music enthusiasts. Some say it’s the harsh vocals. Some say it’s because their music isn’t “solid", whatever the frig that means. But when I go to school with my NOFX shirt on, I get the same reaction almost every time. “Dude, I can’t STAND NOFX!" I tell them to get over it and I walk away, but only because my school has security cameras ;). But in the slight chance that someone actually says “Wow, NOFX owns". I go to ask them what album do they find to be their best. The simply reply, “Punk In Drublic is definitely my favorite". This is the band’s most popular album, for the quirky title, or the music itself, all I know is that this is the favorite. I must say that this is also the album I discovered the band through, but it is not my favorite. But it still stands as one of the band’s best.

NOFX is some pretty sweet pop/punk. If you ask me, I like them more on their late 80’s/early 90’s albums more because this seems to be the bands gap from brutal and heavy punk, to more pop/punk focused. Punk In Drublic was the death of the songs like “Showerdays", and “Green Corn". This was the birth of songs such as “Franco Un-American" and “Don’t Call Me White." The funny thing is, is that this album tends to be more of a mix of the heavier stuff with the newer stuff. You have the song “Lori Meyers", which is pretty heavy. Then you have “Linoleum", which is a typical pop/punk anthem song.

The instrumentation on the album is NOFX goodness. When the band actually tries, it sounds amazing. Guitar solos and bass solos, with a BPM of about 440. But when NOFX just feels like having fun, usually you have fun with them. That is one of the things that I will always cherish about NOFX. They are a very fun band, I hope to see them live someday because I hear they let you call out a random song of theirs and they’ll play it if they can. The vocals are usually what people whine about. Sometimes Fat Mike will go a little crazy with the nasal-ness of the voice, but other than that I like the vocals.

I could not possibly have a favorite song on a NOFX album. I will admit that they are probably my favorite band. I can listen to anything they make, at any time. I do not have a favorite track. I could say that I fancy the middle of this album. Those tracks are the most “solid" in my opinion. Don’t Call Me White is classic. Perfect Government is even better. This is the best portion on the album, no doubt about it.

This album is no where near perfect, nor is it bad. It just happens to the fan favorite from NOFX. There were a lot of enjoyable tracks on here, none that I would skip. If you want to get into NOFX, then this is the album to get. This cd gives you the hard edged, the soft cornered, and the in between of NOFX. Not to mention that this goes down with people as one of the best pop/punk cds ever made.

4/5



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Comments:Add a Comment 
TurnTheOtherWay
February 13th 2006



459 Comments


I love NOFX, but I don't have this album. I need to change that very soon. Good review.

NEDM
February 13th 2006



1113 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks for the feedback so far guys.

_JR
February 13th 2006



4 Comments


i like nofx, but i dont like this album. its pretty different than their opther stuff, and i think i like the others better.

good review though

Zesty Mordant
February 13th 2006



1196 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

excellent review, you really hit the nail on the head in describing the album and you also provide an ibteresting account of the reaction it (and the band in general) can stir between those who enjoy (sometime too much) and those you don't (ditto).

Probably their best album too, and my favorite along with Pump up the Valuum and I Heard They Suck Live.

NEDM
February 13th 2006



1113 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

As of now, my favorite would have to be So Long, and Thanks For All The Shoes.

NEDM
February 13th 2006



1113 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'm finally going to see them LIVE!!!

February 21st 2006, the day I lived.

Zebra
Moderator
February 13th 2006



2647 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Decent review, but 'White Trash...' prevails over this.
'My Hear is Yearning' is one of the best filler tracks that I have ever listend to.

labonza01
February 14th 2006



546 Comments


i used to not like nofx, but then, as i listened to them more and more, i realized that it was stupid to not like them because they are so good. i think that my favorite is either catching z's or counting sheep, but i like this one alot. Nice review.

STFDood84
February 14th 2006



179 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Great album, this got me into pretty much everything post-blink-182. It's a tad overrated by some NOFX fans (I prefer Ribbed and SLATFATS) but totally solid all the way through, and definitely a pop-punk classic. 4.5/5

RunAmokRampant
February 14th 2006



228 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

There pretty fun to listen to.They make me feel happy.
Good review too.

Neoteric
February 14th 2006



3243 Comments


The songs I have heard off this are awesome.

Average review. It isn't bad but, detail, detail, detail!This Message Edited On 02.14.06

JohnnyMilton16
March 25th 2006



1 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Heavy petting zoo is their best album

Two-Headed Boy
April 22nd 2006



4527 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I'm currently getting into these guys. I've heard Never Trust a Hippy, Wolves in Wolves' Clothing, and part of War on Errorism and I've taken a liking to them. After hearing this album, I can tell that they're earlier stuff is gold. Great stuff.

smokersdieyounger
May 2nd 2006



672 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I was trying to convince my friend to by this, but he got 'Smash' by the Offspring because hes a fool.

Neoteric
May 6th 2006



3243 Comments


I was trying to convince my friend to by this, but he got 'Smash' by the Offspring because hes a fool.
Smash > This

greaney
May 24th 2006



17 Comments


thus really is a good review

alright album too

hehehehe


ktstein
May 24th 2006



438 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Awesome album...The Brews!!

ktstein
May 24th 2006



438 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

We're the Brews, sporting anti-swastica tattoos....Oye Oye!!

NEDM
June 21st 2006



1113 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I think this is going on my Top 20 All Time list.

Morgan2688
June 22nd 2006



7 Comments


I picked this album up along with Greatest Songs a while ago...i had already liked them and had some stuff on my mp3 player but after seeing them live i decided to pick up the cd's and i dont think i'll ever regret it, its such a great album and Perfect Government even though short is such a great song along with Dont Call Me White Make it one of my favorite albums in my collection



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