It's hard to choose Social Distortion's best album. This is a band that has a brilliant career with no bad albums. But I can safely say that this is their best album. Mike Ness just pulled it. An amazing rock 'n roll album about life and how beautiful is it. Mike Ness' lyrics have never been better and the instrumentation is just perfect. A truly outstanding record.
Social Distortion (by that i mean Mike Ness) have a thing for incorporating poeticism into punk rock. On Sex, Love N Rock n Roll, Social Distortion do not disregard that statement, whatsoever. The album is a juxtaposition of heartfelt love songs, combined with a heavy, snarling punk attitude that hooked me onto the band. Ness' lyrics range from the self loathing of never acting on love felt for someone (Footprints on My Ceiling), to disregarding opinion and loving someone who probably doesn't love you back (Angel's Wings) to the badboy love stage that most adolescent girls experience (Faithless/ Don't Take Me For Granted). Sex, Love N Rock n Roll shows that Ness can be a badass and poetic simultaneously, all in the context of a catchy melody and danceable rhythm.