The Lawrence Arms
Cocktails and Dreams


4.0
excellent

Review

by Robert Lowe CONTRIBUTOR (98 Reviews)
November 17th, 2012 | 15 replies


Release Date: 2005 | Tracklist

Review Summary: So good you'll never believe it's a B-sides album

The Lawrence Arms are so consistently good it's absurd. In between the modern punk classics The Greatest Story Ever Told and Oh! Calcutta! they drop this bomb on the world. Cocktails and Dreams is a nice little collection of B-sides and rarities by the boys from Chicago, and oh boy does it have it all. It's got the deep cuts and it's got the fan favorites that are so good they will make you gasp "My word, how can these be b-sides, they're heavenly?" Well the answer to that is simple: The Lawrence Arms are just really ***ing good. On Cocktails and Dreams they're just doing their thing and making it look easy. From the fan favorites "100 Resolutions" and "Intransit," to the epic four part closer "Turnstyles," The Lawrence Arm, craft great song after great song that proves they're the best modern punk band around. Overall, Cocktails and Dreams is 16 adrenalin filled, sweat drenched melodic punk tunes that would make any other band in the scene jealous because their A-sides are nowhere near as good as these B-sides.



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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
November 16th 2012


51208 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

After like 7 reviews of these guys it's getting harder to say "This is good I like it" eloquently so here's a one paragrapher for ya



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YoYoMancuso
November 16th 2012


11421 Comments


this needed a review

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
November 16th 2012


51208 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It already has one but sure

Only 59 ratings, my word

YoYoMancuso
November 16th 2012


11421 Comments


i'll rate it, even though i've only heard it twice


and whoops didn't notice that

klap
Staff Reviewer
November 16th 2012


10842 Comments


this would look just lovely in the soundoff section

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
November 16th 2012


51208 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Klap come on, it's a b-sides album and my 5th Larry Arms review so I think it's justified



menawati
Contributing Reviewer
November 16th 2012


16387 Comments


grats on the one para, best i ever managed was a 2er, a miniature pos for you

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bungy
November 16th 2012


8883 Comments


I'VE GOT 100 RESOLUTIONS



Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
November 16th 2012


51208 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks dude

It's fun to do

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
November 17th 2012


51208 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Agreed

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 5th 2013


51208 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I reviewed this on my birthday wow

pmmets07
January 10th 2015


5984 Comments


This rules hard

dimsim3478
January 10th 2015


6060 Comments


Agreed, especially since it's got Brendan's favourite LA song on it.

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pmmets07
February 5th 2015


5984 Comments


100 resolutions is a jam

dimsim3478
March 30th 2015


6060 Comments


^the way chris says "this year" is just perfect

damn, miss these punk chats with you, pmmets. RIP, man; hope you found peace.



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