Screeching Weasel   Boogadaboogadaboogada!
3.9 Ranking: #46 for 1988
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4.5 superbboundbytransience | February 18th 09

Screeching Weasel's proudest album, in my opinion. From extremely sweet, poppy songs like "Hey Suburbia" to dissonant, more harder-corer songs like "Hunter" and "Nicaragua", it's a pretty flawless summary of Screeching Weasel's sound and career.

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4.5 superbsuburbanwaste | June 24th 08

Though not what most people would expect from Screeching Weasel, who fell into a comfortable pop punk niche throughout almost all their other albums and releases, Boogadaboogadaboogada! is a great album that is often overlooked because of the vast differences it has from all of Screeching Weasel's albums.
This album is an interesting and effective mix of 80's skatepunk and more melodic bands such as The Ramones, and the early/mid 80's hardcore that Ben Weasel and company were exposed to in Chicago. Bands like Negative Approach and Articles of Faith who inhabited the Chicago hardcore scene obviously left their mark on SW by way of their lightning fast beats and pure aggression. But unlike those bands, Screeching Weasel doesn't take themselves too seriously.
Screeching Weasel's lyrical content is what Ben Weasel describes as "Anti Everything." Many songs on this album are obviously just for the sake of pissing people off. Titles like "I Hate Led Zeppelin," "I Wanna be Naked," and songs that take jabs at skaters("We Skate"), politics("Nicaragua"), and the suburbs("Hey Suburbia") show Screeching Weasel to be exactly what they wanted to be seen as: Bored kids who like to piss people off.
This is the most striking difference between Screeching Weasel's later albums and this one. Most of the songs on the later albums are concerned in some way with girls, and although there are a few such songs on Boogadaboogadaboogada!, they are defintately few and far between. The music is also much faster than on most later albums, using a lightning-speed 4-4, rather than the slower one that would be more familiar to fans of later albums.
This album is proof that different doesn't equal bad, it's just different. Just because it's different than the rest of the albums doesn't mean it's bad. This is an excellent album for what it is, a late 80's skate punk record. And Screeching Weasel's later albums are excellent for pop punk as well.

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