AJJ
Candy Cigarettes and Cap Guns


1.5
very poor

Review

by widowslaugh123 USER (19 Reviews)
May 1st, 2018 | 18 replies


Release Date: 2005 | Tracklist


This thing has not aged well at all. When I was 14-15 and this album first came out I thought it was so funny and shocking. Songs about how smoking makes you cool and being a literal ladykiller. I hadn’t really been exposed to folk-punk before (a genre that I now overall despise) either so the sound was new and exciting. I was getting heavily into Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly at the time so to hear these sort of fast acoustic songs with punk beats and country bass intrigued me.

When I got older, around 18-19 and lived with a bunch of scum*** punks in a basement, we would sometimes get drunk and listen to this album. It was still funny and enjoyable to drink and sing along to. Eventually it got pushed aside like many other albums in place of something else someone showed us. We would go on to listen to so many records and many of us got into vinyl.

We started branching from punk and metal and got into hip hop, jazz, funk, and many other weird genres. Every now and then someone would say “hey I just got the new Andrew Jackson album let’s listen to it.” We always put it on and came to the same conclusion that it wasn’t nearly as fun as the first album.

Eventually we forgot about the band in place of other projects and a desire to find more diverse sounds. I hadn’t heard the name in years until much later after I had moved out that house. I logged into Sputnik.com to find hey had changed their name to AJJ because they thought their name was offensive or some ***.

So the band changes their name and some years go by. I’m now in my mid 20’s. Every album that I heard them do since this one sounded like pseudo-intellectual moral rambling over generic folk songs. I started to hate the band but still had a soft spot for the first record.

Even more years go by and I decide to revisit the album only to find that it might actually be worse than all these other preachy albums they have been putting out. This thing has aged worse than an avocado. It isn’t funny, it isn’t clever, it isn’t even fun. They are void of nuance and subtlety and really only attract the lowest common denominator when it comes to both folk and punk simultaneously.


I have been listening to this album for years now and recently have played it about half a dozen times. This band ***ing blows. I initially gave this a way to generous 4.5/5 but now I feel embarrassed to have even spent this much time writing this crap review for them, let alone listening to their records multiple times. The only song that still gets me going is “Be Afraid of Jesus.” They think they are trying to be honest and real but they always come off fake and phoney. AJJ are derivative and obnoxiously unoriginal. They are always reaching for attention, reaction, and relevance... none of which should be granted to such a amateurish and juvenile group of musicians.



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widowslaugh123
May 1st 2018


1504 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

This review sucks but I tried to keep it short and sour like this album

Supercoolguy64
May 1st 2018


8809 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

BUT SHES A STUPID CUNT

Digging: Venetian Snares - Making Orange Things

CugnoBrasso
May 1st 2018


552 Comments


I LIKE LAUGHING AT RETARDS

Bloon
Contributing Reviewer
May 1st 2018


2639 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

HEAVEN IS A SPECIAL PLACE IN HELL

WHERE YOU CAN WATCH THE PEOPLE YOU HATE GET HURT

owen
May 2nd 2018


5146 Comments


shit genre

Supercoolguy64
May 2nd 2018


8809 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

but i'd take anything,

and i'd take anyone

i'd even take an angry lesbian with a loaded guuun

MadKungFu
May 2nd 2018


634 Comments


As much as I still have a soft spot for this band you're right they suck

Bloon
Contributing Reviewer
May 2nd 2018


2639 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

but darling im patiently waiting



TO FLY MY ASS OUT THERE



AND I LOOOOVE YOU

Sharkattack
May 2nd 2018


1000 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Band is alright. The review seems a little too personal and you don’t talk about the music nearly enough if at all.

Supercoolguy64
May 2nd 2018


8809 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

YOU

DONT

WANT TO FUCK WITH ME

Pajolero
May 3rd 2018


1057 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Fuck this review

Pajolero
May 3rd 2018


1057 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

And fuck white people too

Sharkattack
May 3rd 2018


1000 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Found the SJW

Bloon
Contributing Reviewer
May 3rd 2018


2639 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

FIRST THEY TAKE THE LAND, THEN THEY TAKE THE SOIL

AND WITH THEIR BLOODY HANDS, THEY DIG FOR OIL

Sharkattack
May 3rd 2018


1000 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

FUCK THOSE CRACKER ASSHOLES

Supercoolguy64
May 3rd 2018


8809 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

ohmygawdthere'spost-hardcorekidseverywhere



was that song written about '05 sputnik?

Pajolero
May 3rd 2018


1057 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

KILL THE WHITE DEVIL

KILL THE WHITE DEVIL

KILL THE WHITE DEVIL

KILL THE WHITE DEVIL

widowslaugh123
May 5th 2018


1504 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

Haha damn this was not recieved well. Oh well I put like 0 effort in this. If you are over the age of 21 this really shouldn’t get a rating higher than 2.5. It’s moronic and childish and the jokes wear very thin after a couple listens.



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