Wolves in Wolves' Clothing [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Corey Apar
Although Wolves in Wolves' Clothing starts off with a promising bang, NOFX loses footing halfway in and stumbles downhill for the rest of the record. Maybe it shouldn't be a surprise when the first line of the amusing opening track proclaims, "I'm not here to entertain you...I'm here because old habits die hard/And seriously what else am I supposed to do?" But even so, expectations were pretty high coming into the album off their smartly wry EP Never Trust a Hippy, which was released a month earlier. Beginning well enough, the first half of Wolves is full of super-tight, tongue-in-cheek punk rock antics that make one think and laugh at the same time. "Seeing Double at the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Corey Apar
Although Wolves in Wolves' Clothing starts off with a promising bang, NOFX loses footing halfway in and stumbles downhill for the rest of the record. Maybe it shouldn't be a surprise when the first line of the amusing opening track proclaims, "I'm not here to entertain you...I'm here because old habits die hard/And seriously what else am I supposed to do?" But even so, expectations were pretty high coming into the album off their smartly wry EP Never Trust a Hippy, which was released a month earlier. Beginning well enough, the first half of Wolves is full of super-tight, tongue-in-cheek punk rock antics that make one think and laugh at the same time. "Seeing Double at the Triple Rock" is a seriously fun tune with charging guitar riffs that usher in drunken good times over at Dillinger Four guitarist Erik Funk's popular Minnesotan social club. NOFX's unabashed distaste for George W. and his cronies emerges blatantly in the thick bass of "USA-holes" and less outwardly in the bouncy, country-ish saunter of "The Man I Killed." Fat Mike also addresses the war in Iraq differently than just outright attacking the government -- a junkie friend successfully cleans himself up by joining the Army, only to later get killed in "Benny Got Blowed Up." Serious topics including many attacks on overzealous Bible-thumpers tempered with NOFX's trademark sarcastic nature soon become much shorter and less fun near the album's middle. The trouble isn't that the songs are just short -- quick in-and-out blasts are normally quite satisfying -- it's that these tunes just seem unfinished or plain forgettable. A few exceptions appear, like the brash "100 Times F*ckeder" or the sentimental quasi-elegy to friends lost over the years in "Doornails," but it's not enough to make the hodgepodge feeling of filler songs near the end disappear. Thus, Wolves in Wolves' Clothing simply lacks that cohesive sense of being an entire album to enjoy. It's not that NOFX have lost their ability to offend, mock, challenge, and entertain in one sardonic, glistening package. Just the opposite, actually: over two decades old, the band really sounds as tight, relevant, and sharp as ever. It's just that the second half seems a bit lazy overall, which makes the inherent lack of fun all the more frustrating.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/18/2006
  • Label: Fat Wreck Chords
  • UPC: 751097071120
  • Catalog Number: 711
  • Sales rank: 25,615

Album Credits

Performance Credits
NOFX Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Eric Melvin Engineer
Fat Mike Composer, Producer
Bill Stevenson Producer, Engineer
Jason Livermore Producer, Engineer, Mastering
Adam Krammer Engineer
Andrew Berlin Engineer
Erica Pedersen translation
Jamie McMann Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Kind of a bummer...

    okay, coming from the pure awesomeness that was "war on errorism" it's hard to judge this album on a level playing field. this is a good record, but it seems unfinished and rushed. For example, why does the song "instant crassic" fade out in the middle? Honestly, i really did enjoy this album for the most part, but it pales in comparison to their previous efforts. i'm still listening to war on errorism while this collects dust for the most part.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Still the best

    This album is great. It is intricate and diverse as always, and sounds great from begining to end. NOFX still has so much skill for jamming for twenty years and never run out of meaningful lyrics and intricate bass lines and guitar riffs. This album is no exeption. I would recommend this to anyone!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good, but not great.

    This album is worth buying, let me just say that. It IS a good album but, compared to some of their other albums, it's not THAT great. Their honest and straight-forward anger at the broken system we all endure is refreshing but the songs just aren't quite as catching as those on their "War on Errorism" album or those on their earlier releases such as "White Trash..." or "Punk in Drublic".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Unstopable

    NOFX is still the greatest. As a fan and a musician, I can say that this album from begining to end is sublime. NOFX is one of the very few Punk bands still around that are real, and that are great musicians. Every song they've put out is intricate, diverse, and actually has mean to it, and this album is no exeption.

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