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Rancid [2000]

Rancid [2000]

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They've yet to get bored with the simple pleasures of the loud, fast tune -- and to prove it, they jimmy 22 of 'em onto this disc, with solid hits outnumbering whiffs by a goodly margin. Yes, the Clash influence still lingers, but it's no longer as overpowering as it was circa, say, Let's Go, with more

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They've yet to get bored with the simple pleasures of the loud, fast tune -- and to prove it, they jimmy 22 of 'em onto this disc, with solid hits outnumbering whiffs by a goodly margin. Yes, the Clash influence still lingers, but it's no longer as overpowering as it was circa, say, Let's Go, with more hammer-down thrash numbers (such as "Disgruntled" and the adrenalized "I Am Forever") and a noticeable absence of the reggae and ska songs that have punctuated the band's last few releases. The stripped-down vibe -- which eliminates frills to the extent that most songs don't last more than two minutes -- is well suited to worked-up rants like "Don Giovanni" and "Corruption" (on which primary vocalist Tim Armstrong trades off verses with Lars Fredericksen and Matt Freeman), but a bit more space would be welcome on more melodic tunes like "Radio Havana." Even at hyper-speed, Rancid's knack for crafting sing-along anthems like "Golden Gate Fields" and the Dylan-on-Dexedrine "It's Quite Alright" remains untouchable. But be warned, if you've recently switched to decaf, Rancid might be a bit much for your system.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
After several fine, if rather derivative, albums of ska-inflected punk rock, and after years of being criticized for relying unduly on gestures lifted from the Clash, Rancid has come roaring out with the harshest and most consistent album of their career. It wouldn't be entirely accurate to say that they've left their influences behind; rather, they've integrated them more completely and created a sound that is completely satisfying without having to prove anything about its own originality. That sound ends up being something like a cross between the Clash circa 1978 and the hardcore punk of the early-'80s Los Angeles scene. "Rwanda" is a stutter-step anthem of sympathy for a devastated country; "Corruption" has an atonal power-chord progression and headlong tempo that Minor Threat would have killed for; and "Blackhawk Down" is built on a ridiculously catchy descending bassline and a distinctly Oi!-flavored singalong chorus. No ska, no reggae, no dub, just 22 tracks in 38 minutes with barely a pause between songs and high tempos all the way. If you're looking for artistic subtlety, go back to the catalog; if all you need is a half-hour of undiluted adrenaline, you've come to the right place.
Rolling Stone - Matt Diehl
With Rancid, the band’s mix of American thrash minimalism and Brit’s punk sound and fury have transcended revivalist mimicry once and for all. The result is a brutally exuberant rock album.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/01/2000
Label:
Hellcat Records
UPC:
0045778042722
catalogNumber:
80427
Rank:
52134

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Rancid [2000] 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is actually my first Rancid cd, but my friend has played me practicly every Rancid song to date. This cd owns, it continues their style well, and I have not regreted buying this cd once.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the vocals are just terrible. Its all just screaming. i would like this cd, but i dont, I think that it is jsut a waste of money
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is their best album to date. no questions asked. Ive been followin them for 10 years now, and all I have to say is this album rawx. this is pure straight up in your face thrash punk rawk. this is the way punk should be.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best punk album over the past 15 years. Even better than ''And out Come the Wolves''. Long live Rancid!
Guest More than 1 year ago
rancid are the greatest band in the history of your puny, insignificant world. buy this album. buy all of rancid's albums. resistence is futile. KNEEL BEFORE ZOD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the beast Rancid CD. You should buy this
Guest More than 1 year ago
this cd (in my opinion) is the best album in the entire world i listen to it constantly and i think everyone should at lleast be able to hear it once before dying
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well I am really quite a big rancid fan but I would have to say this cd was on the ok scale it was good that they didnt sound like a clash rip like on Life Won't Wait, but the cd didn't have near the musical quality of Lets Go
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a good cd. It's style has pulled away from the stuff on life wont wait but it came out better. It's a 5 star album except for two things, the length and the pause between tracks. some songs like Don Giovanni are good but way to short. that song is 35 seconds long. Let Me Go is the longest song on the cd (over 3 minutes but is about a minute longer than the next longest song). The other thing is the breaks between songs. There's practicly no pause. I was listing to the first track don giovanni it switched to disgruntled and I didn't even notice untill the chorus. Over all it's a great cd and I recommend it to any hardcore or punk fan.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first time I listened to this album, I had to do a double take to make sure I didn't buy some demo tape of my neighbor's son punk garage band. I have listened to this album a half a dozen times and just can't get into it. The best tracks on this album barely make the bar of the worst tracks from Lets Go or Indestructible. To me it is just bad. I don't know if it was somebody else producing it but Lars and Tim have demonstrated that they are good producers, please do your own producting on the next album.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago