Teenage Bottlerocket
Freak Out!


4.0
excellent

Review

by bungy USER (11 Reviews)
November 7th, 2012 | 35 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Another Teenage Bottlerocket gem

Teenage Bottlerocket is one of those bands which listeners have to cross a precarious looking line to be a fan of. Admitting to be a Teenage Bottlerocket fan is admitting to like straightforward pop punk songs played by nerds with occasionally predictable lyrics that I could teach you how to play on guitar in a few seconds. TBR play pop punk in the non-lame variety as in the old school Ramones or Screeching Weasel type not the lame variety as in Set Your Goals or All Time Low. Anyway, once that line is crossed it can now be acknowledged that you don't give a shit about that stuff I mentioned. Freak Out! dwells just short of your full attention but above background noise when used correctly. Another endearing product of The Blasting Room, Teenage Bottlerocket yet again put together 14 or 15 songs that fly past, are satisfying, and super easy to listen to. There's something about a Teenage Bottlerocket song that makes my ears comfortable. Like a song or hook popped into Kody or Ray's head and then they wrote it right there and never changed it, even the parts where I think they came up with lyrics off the top of their heads as they recorded it, but it works because it rhymes. Like the song is perfect in it's simple and imperfect form. I thought only Weezer could get away with that. None of this is to say that there is a dearth of emotion or anything dynamic, not to mention energy throughout. My favorite part being "JUST LIKE I SAID, I'M DONE WITH LOVE" belted just before the last chorus of "Done With Love". Unfortunately the more memorable songs like "Cruising for Chicks", "Necrocomicon" (guess what this song's about) or like "Maverick" are crammed into the beginning of the record and while it's all quality pop punk, I've listened to something new after "Never Gonna Tell You" more than once.

Another fucking irresistible Teenage Bottlerocket album . All you really need to know is that it's fun and catchy and if you can lower yourself enough to enjoy something like that you're in for a treat, if not you're probably a fucking douche bag. I'm just trying to find a girl that likes TBR, Toys that Kill and House Boat, is at least a 7/10 and at least 13 years old. I'm charming as shit and handsome. Email me, colelovesbreakfast@gmail.com if you think you qualify.



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bungy
November 6th 2012


8843 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I needed somewhere to say that I'm in love with "Done With Love" omg

bungy
November 6th 2012


8843 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thanks!

menawati
Contributing Reviewer
November 6th 2012


16023 Comments


"is at least a 7/10 and at least 13 years old"

worth a pos for that

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SeaAnemone
November 6th 2012


20311 Comments


IS THIS ANYTHING LIKE TOYS THAT KILL BECAUSE IF SO HOORAY

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SeaAnemone
November 6th 2012


20311 Comments


oh and pos because i know you care about that

bungy
November 6th 2012


8843 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

not similar to toys that kill no

but thanks and HI

bungy
November 6th 2012


8843 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

well that's what i fucking said isn't it

SeaAnemone
November 6th 2012


20311 Comments


okay i probably won't listen to this because my library is full but i'll keep gorging myself on that awesome ttk album if that's any consolation

Cygnatti
November 6th 2012


21352 Comments


I like this band

but at the same time I dun really

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menawati
Contributing Reviewer
November 6th 2012


16023 Comments


"well that's what i fucking said isn't it"

wow, punk is not dead

bungy
November 6th 2012


8843 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i didn't mean it

menawati
Contributing Reviewer
November 6th 2012


16023 Comments


u just summed up pop punk right there

bungy
November 6th 2012


8843 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

no pop punk is about being nice unless you forget

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
November 6th 2012


50380 Comments


Bungy review yay

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Hep Kat
November 6th 2012


15351 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I THOUGHT I SAW FUCKIN YODA

I THOUGHT I SAW CAPTAIN KIRK

AND THEY WERE ALL OUT TO GET ME

YEAH THEY HAD ALL GONE BERSERK

FOR NECROCOMICON

THE COMIC BOOK OF THE DEAD

THE COMIC NOT TO BE FUCKED WITH

THE COMIC NOT TO BE REEEAD

NECROCOMICON

menawati
Contributing Reviewer
November 6th 2012


16023 Comments


lyric makes me want to listen

Hep Kat
November 6th 2012


15351 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

GOT SHIT TO DO

AND NO TIME FOR HANGIN OUT

AND NO TIME FOR YOUUUUU

Blackbelt54
November 6th 2012


4271 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

nice review, still need to get this

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bungy
November 6th 2012


8843 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thanks, you would like it

Blackbelt54
November 6th 2012


4271 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah I saw them at a festival and they ruled, but I still don't have any albums. I was gonna start with this and the last one



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