Against Me!
The Disco Before the Breakdown


4.5
superb

Review

by AIRIC USER (1 Reviews)
June 4th, 2005 | 19 replies


Release Date: 2002 | Tracklist


First of all, lemme (let me) just start out by professing my love to Against Me!. With the fantastic vocals, inspiring/fun, yet intelligent lyrics, fantastic folk-ish guitar work, and the incredibly fast, blinding drums, Against Me! are truely a force to be recognized.

This EP, The Disco Before The Breakdown, is absolutely nothing different. Considering Against Me! has been putting out quality work since their first demo tape in 1997, I'm not very suprised. Clocking in at 8:57 total, it's a rush of fast paced folk-ish punk and roll with saxaphone on the first track.

Track 1 is appropriately named "The Disco Before The Breakdown". One of my favorite songs ever. Starts out slow, and then picks up with a quick slide, and in comes the fantastic saxaphone. It seems as though the song is about a partner someone has, and how even though they may be made fun of, they will continue to be together, and that they owe no explanation to anyone for it. Eventually this really cool guitar riff comes in, and then it ends at 3:06

Track 2 is titled "Tonight We're Gonna Give it 35%" Starting off with slow guitar, and awesome vocals. Can't quite decipher the meaning of this song, but it's great. It picks up into a fast paced song in a few seconds. With an awesome scream, this song gets an easy 5 out of me, as does the first track. One of my favorite Against Me! lyrics are in this song "It's got me on my knees in a bathroom, praying to a god that I don't even believe in, "Dear Jesus.. are you listening"" If this is the one chance that really matters, don't let me *** this up."

Track 3 is titled "Beginning in an Ending". It's completely acoustic, and a very slow song. I love the vocals in this song, they're so perfect for the tempo of the song. The guitar is also fantastic.

Once again, Against Me! come through with a fantastic EP. Please please please, if you do not listen to them, do it! They're fantastic.

4.5 - almost perfect, just a bit short.


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Brain Toad
June 4th 2005


27 Comments


Good review and good album

Happymeal
June 4th 2005


330 Comments


123. I wish they'd release a compy soon, they dish out too much of those darn EPs.

obese_breasts
June 5th 2005


7 Comments


Good review Eric for a great record.

ReturnToRock
June 6th 2005


3446 Comments


sounds like an american Fintroll.... :P

AIRIC
June 6th 2005


27 Comments


Yeah, because I know what the fuck that means!

NiGht/maRe
June 8th 2005


6 Comments


Good review of a good band.


Fabz
September 17th 2005


136 Comments


Great album, the 3 songs on it are excellent. My favorite is The Disco Before The Breakdown, it's an amazing song.

Anglachel
April 5th 2006


152 Comments


Great album. The Disco Before The Breakdown is an amazing track.

OneDeadCop112
December 16th 2008


57 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Sorry to everyone who disagrees. But this is AM!s best work.

Kiran
Emeritus
March 4th 2010


6023 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

hesitate to call it that because it's 3 songs and reinventing axl rose is impeccable but yes this is awesome

Kiran
Emeritus
April 26th 2010


6023 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

ugh opinion revised, these are 3 absolutely perfect against me songs

kitsch
April 26th 2010


5117 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

i used to think this was the best am! but the crime ep has got my heart for eternity

crazyblinddude
May 29th 2011


3390 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Damn this is so good. I can't believe I didn't check it out sooner.

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
May 29th 2011


55565 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

They can't do wrong.

Oh wait.......

Digging: Soundtrack (Film) - Black Panther

crazyblinddude
May 29th 2011


3390 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"Tonight We're Gonna Give It 35%" is so amazing. It might actually be my favorite Against Me! song now.



And I don't mind the horns too much. They add a nice touch imo.

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
September 17th 2011


55565 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Bump

sixthgoldenticket
September 17th 2011


1176 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

WE DRANK BOOOOOTTTTTLLLLLEEEDDDD WAAAATER TOGETHER

crazyblinddude
September 17th 2011


3390 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Still rules.

sixthgoldenticket
January 6th 2012


1176 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

can't decide if this or acoustic ep is the best against me! ep. kind of leaning towards this.



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