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- As The Eternal Cowboy (Fat
Wreck) This is earnest as all freakin’ get out.
Passionate as a muthafucka, too. Musically, Against Me! is frenzied
and catchy most of the time, and half the time the singer sounds like the
guy from the Dropkick Murphys. If
you’re thinking “so far, so good,” so was I.
After I pulled out the lyric sheet, I liked them even more.
The first song on As The Eternal Cowboy, “T.S.R. (This Shit Rules),” is a dead-on
snapshot of somebody suddenly realizing that it’s quite a good fuckin’
thing to be alive. Intelligent
and sung with real feeling, it sets the tone for the entire 11-song disc.
Another one I like is “You Look Like I Need A Drink,” a frantic
romp that somehow makes regret seem like an emotion you should look
forward to. The last song is
called “Cavalier Eternal.” It’s
an upbeat, folksy head-bopper about the good that comes from ending a bad
relationship. It’s a fine
finish to a fine release. –Ben