Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Top 50 of 2012: No.50: The Menzingers - On The Impossible Past (Epitaph)

Okay so it's a little late into 2013 for my top 50 of 2012 to start but you have to make sure you're definite with these things, especially when you're as obsessive as me, anyway starting at number 50 is this amazing album by The Menzingers. It hardly surprises me that this is on Epitaph who even after 32 years are still releasing quality albums like this, storming from the start with 'Good Things' rammed with more bite and energy than most bands of this ilk manage in an entire album. What makes this album so special is the mixture of old school punkrock with emoesque lyrics and i mean old school good emo not the shite that masquerades as it these days, all beaten home with huge memorable choruses. At times i get a Rival Schools vibe when listening to this but without sounding anything like them, just the unique style and passion that i've barely heard since 'United By Fate' you really can't compare The Menzingers to anyone else to be fair as they exist in a world of their own, all you can say is they should be much bigger than they are and you can only see better things coming their way. I'd love to pick you a few songs to listen to but instead i'll just say this album deserves more than that, it deserves being bought and listened to on repeat, beautiful, beautiful stuff.


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