Teenage Bottlerocket Freak Out!
Published Jul 03, 2012At a time when pop-punk often sounds unsure of itself, Teenage Bottlerocket make no reservations about their sound. Freak Out!, their fifth album, doesn't bother changing the established formula and it's never pandering or desperate as a result. Running through 14 carefree songs in just over 28 minutes, these guys smirk their way through tracks that are usually more clever than quick, hitting the listener with one glossy hook after another. By the time you've figured out which Ramones songs these remind you most of, the album's done and you're left wondering: how soon is too soon to give it another spin? It might not go down as a classic, but that isn't the point. (Fat Wreck)