The Lawrence Arms
Cocktails and Dreams


4.0
excellent

Review

by Robert Lowe STAFF
November 17th, 2012 | 25 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.
Staff Reviewer
November 16th 2012


55292 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


12708 Comments


this needed a review

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Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
November 16th 2012


55292 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It already has one but sure

Only 59 ratings, my word

YoYoMancuso
November 16th 2012


12708 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


11728 Comments


this would look just lovely in the soundoff section

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
November 16th 2012


55292 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
November 16th 2012


16582 Comments


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

bungy
November 16th 2012


8999 Comments


I'VE GOT 100 RESOLUTIONS



Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
November 16th 2012


55292 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks dude

It's fun to do

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
November 17th 2012


55292 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Agreed

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
August 5th 2013


55292 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


7652 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


7652 Comments


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

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

Satellite
February 4th 2017


25475 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I got fiiiiiive hundred miles until I'm free

when I hit the Rio Grande John Law can't do nothin to me

I got fiiiiiiive hundred dollars and five bullets in my gun

and if I have to I'll unload every one


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Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
February 4th 2017


55292 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

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



He died? Oh my god how did I not know this RIP

Satellite
February 4th 2017


25475 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yeah just found that out a couple weeks ago. seemed like a great dude.

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
February 4th 2017


55292 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

He most certainly was

Satellite
February 4th 2017


25475 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

http://www.sputnikmusic.com/blog/2015/02/24/bidding-farewell/

i wasn't here for this but sowing posted a nice little writeup to let people know



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