NOFX
The Decline


4.0
excellent

Review

by USER (43 Reviews)
January 14th, 2005 | 82 replies | 9,095 views


Release Date: 1999 | Tracklist


2 of 5 thought this review was well written

Tracks:

01: The Decline

What other band has an 18 minute song? Wait, let me rephrase that. What other band could pull off an 18 minute song? Not many, yet NOFX have done it. This is NOFX's symphony and it is very well done. At first it sounds like it could be split up into several songs, but after you hear it again and again, you realize it wouldn't be the same if it was cut up.

This song has a part almost anyone will like. There are fast guitar parts, slow parts, a lot of bass sometimes, horns at the end and a few solos in the song. Lyrically this song is very good as well. The opening lyrics "Where are all these stupid people from, and how'd the get to be so dumb?" is great because it asks a question and you want to hear the rest to try and find some sort of an answer.

All in all, this one song is very well written and, even though at sometimes is quite boring and plain, it still makes you want to listen to the end.

I give it 4/5



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Drunk Hobo
November 16th 2003



22 Comments


I'm looking for a NOFX record, and I was looking at this one because it was quite cheap. I thought it was a full album or an EP or something. I'll check it out though.

FillInTheBlankHere___
November 16th 2003



64 Comments


Progressive punk = :thumb:

I'm not a big fan of punk, yet I love this song. I think it's excellent, and it flows very well together.

simplephotographinthesun
November 16th 2003



4 Comments


imo, this is an amazing song.

rancidpunk
December 30th 2003



26 Comments


havent heard it many times because its a 20 minute cimittment but yes it was very good and nofx comtinues to amaze me

Burford Redneck
December 30th 2003



3 Comments


Amazing song

sweboy
December 30th 2003



17 Comments


Indeed.

brycey
December 31st 2003



205 Comments


great song.
great band.
great review. :thumb:

guitarded_chuck
January 24th 2004



2900 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Great song, but who would buy a record with one 18 minute long song on it? Especially with the price of CD's these days. Although I guess it wouldn't be as expensive, but still...has anyone actually bought that?

simplephotographinthesun
January 25th 2004



4 Comments


i doubt its over 5 bucks, if it is *shakes fist*

wheelz
January 25th 2004



60 Comments


i have so much respect for a band like nofx trying something like this.

londoncalling
January 25th 2004



1 Comments


It's a good song, but **** nofx and **** fat mike. not to say the music is bad, but they are bad. they sold their friends on fat wreck to interscope records. in case you don't know, that basically means that they sold all those good punk bands to fred ****in durst. how much lame can you get. blink 182 sucks, guinness owns.

deadmilkmen5
January 26th 2004



1 Comments


it is awsome

and it's worth every penny

spoon_of_grimbo
February 13th 2004



2240 Comments


i dont care about the price thats one hell of a good song, and londoncalling, you obviously dont know what you're talking about because fat wreck chords do one album deals, so fat mike didn't "sell" anyone, the bands you are referring to just made the one album they signed a contract for, and then left the label.

Vietnow
February 13th 2004



39 Comments


I dont like nofx and I dont like "The Decline". Everyone goes crazy for this song and i honestly dont know why?

rancidpunk
February 15th 2004



26 Comments


Because its amazing lyrically and has amzing instrument playing, like nofx or not this is the greatest song ever.(IMO)

wasting_space46
February 16th 2004



3 Comments


I have the vinyl, but no turntable. [/pathetic]

Drunk Hobo
February 16th 2004



22 Comments


[QUOTE=londoncalling]It's a good song, but **** nofx and **** fat mike. not to say the music is bad, but they are bad. they sold their friends on fat wreck to interscope records. in case you don't know, that basically means that they sold all those good punk bands to fred ****in durst. how much lame can you get. blink 182 sucks, guinness owns.[/QUOTE]

Shut up you knob. Label can't force bands on their roster anywhere, all they can do is drop them.

Out of curiosity, who did they sell to Interscope?

collectersedition
February 17th 2004



8 Comments


this is without doubt the best song in history og music... AHHHHH!!! its so good...

Vietnow
February 17th 2004



39 Comments


If you think this is the best song, ever in exsistence.. then you obviously have never heard alot of music. I'm not bashing people who like this song.. because people have there own tastes.. but seriously.. the best song in history?

PDWAB
February 18th 2004



16 Comments


If you look on the back of the CD, it says "Do not pay more than $11.00 for this album"



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