Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution   A Call To Arms
4.2 Ranking: #15 for 2001
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0.0 La Revolucion | August 8th 06

Mixing ska with orchestral instrumentation, BOTAR excel in covering songs from their lead singer's past as well as writing ones of their own. This is one of the best 3rd wave ska albums.

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3.5 greatNick Young | June 21st 06

I loved this EP when I was obsessed with ska and I loved this EP when I hated ska. It's everything music should be, progressively taking genres to places they've never been. Ska mixing with acoustic instruments with an almost orchestral sound is the way of the future.

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4.0 excellentMicah-Nahum Ferguson is reading again. | May 31st 13

A musically involved ska band? Huh?! Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaa?!?!

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5.0 classicJake Hartman | November 18th 10



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5.0 classicDoug Moore | June 7th 10

One of the most unique pieces of Ska that I've ever heard. Even the cover of Dear Sergio was a huge improvement over the already amazing original.

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4.5 superbJoseph F. Smith | March 31st 10

I love this. My favorite EP ever, its just so good. The instrumentation, his vocals, everything just comes together so well. I can't wait for their full length.

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4.0 excellentnabrazune | January 27th 10

Amazing on the first listen, but gets less exciting as time goes by.

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5.0 classicidbz | June 3rd 09

is there anything that tomas kalnoky touches that dosent turn into pure gold?
TK's lryical content is magnificant and i can honestly say that i have never ever been dissapointed with any of his work
if you like this, check out Gimp, the band kalnoky was in when he was about 14 years old

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3.5 greatSerpento | August 29th 06

I am obviously beating a dead horse by saying this, but I must say this EP is the epitome of third-wave ska. That being said, not all of it will appeal to everyone. Each song touches on a slighty different area of the spectrum, from the boppy anthem of It's a Wonderful Life to the emotional memorial-style rendition They Provide The Paint For The Picture-Perfect Masterpiece That You Will Paint On The Insides Of Your Eyelids. The cover of Dear Sergio just loses the raw attitude it had in its former incarnation, with the strings simply ruining the song. Yet, one cannot deny the sheer greatness of this album. The original version of Here's to Life is better than the bare Streetlight version, as the string section and slower horns mix well with Tomas' talented vocal and lyrical prowess. The piano is icing on the cake in the bridge, smoothly shifting the feel of the song. This album hops every style of revival ska, and hits each with dead-on accuracy. Still, not all the styles of revival ska are necessarily good in one's eyes (or should I say, ears.)

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4.5 superbEnviousApathy | February 15th 14
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4.5 superbJoerginator | December 29th 13
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