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NO FRIENDS
SELF-TITLED
No Idea Records
8/10

I don’t want to seem like I’m biased towards No Idea bands, because they release plenty of stuff I don’t care for. I just haven’t been sent any of it to review. No Idea has a good track record in my reviews and this release is no exception. I really like this album. Truthfully, I probably like this because the band is comprised of members of Municipal Waste and New Mexican Disaster Squad. The group manages to blend a thrashy hardcore sound with melodic hooks, with plenty of catchier moments, particularly in the backing vocals department. There’s totally some Black Flag in there, a bit reminiscent of early to mid ‘90s/faster Bouncing Souls. My favorite, by far, is “Loaded Question.” The album is definitely worth checking out; I listen to it at least once a day as of late.

-Luke Toney