Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Future Of The Left - Travels With Myself And Another

Future Of The Left
Travels With Myself And Another

The lasting question I get from the sophomore effort from Future Of The Left is, “What if Jello Biafra was the lead singer of Les Savy Fav?”. The results are somewhere in between Dead Kennedys and Les Savy Fav. The album's musical content and subject matter are extremely enticing. The vocals detract from the music a bit but they do punctuate the lyrical content. Travels With Myself... is a very topical record focusing on the issues the Dead Kennedys and Bad Religion have been mining for 30 years but doesn't even approach being stale. Speaking out on government, big business, and Catholicism are timeless practices. It certainly helps to do it tongue-in-cheek. Overall, this is a very strong and furious effort that is worth picking up.

Track Grades

  1. Arming Eritrea – 9.0
  2. Chin Music – 8.7
  3. The Hope That House Built – 7.8
  4. Throwing Bricks At Trains – 7.5
  5. I Am Civil Service – 9.2
  6. Land Of My Formers – 8.6
  7. You Need Satan More Than He Needs You – 7.7
  8. That Damned Fly – 8.2
  9. Stand By Your Manatee – 8.1
  10. Yin/Post-Yin – 8.0
  11. Drink Nike – 8.1
  12. Lapsed Catholics – 8.3

Overall Grade=8.27

No comments: