Siren Song of the Counter Culture

Rise Against - Siren Song of the Counter Culture
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 70 ratings
2004 Ratings: #85
Liked by 5 people
August 10, 2004 / Release Date
LP / Format
Garth Richardson / Producer
Punk Rock / Genres
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Rise Against's first big mainstream success was certainly divisive for hardcore fans. Could people accept the change? Overall, I'd say yes. "Give It All" is certainly one of, if not, their most played song ever. Songs definitely stand out from each other and the album shows a ton of cohesivity compared to previous efforts. It may not be my favorite album of theirs, but it's certainly one of their better efforts.
Bush bad, punk good
Speaking strictly of the three classic Rise Against records, it's a case of Goldilocks and the three bears for me, to use an easy analogy. RPM10 was a bit too raw for my personal tastes whilst The Sufferer and the Witness was too polished and along with a higher number of fillers than I was expecting, it lent it a generic overlay. Siren Song is that perfect middle. It's a bowl of delicious, melodic punk porridge, melding its hardcore edge with major label appeal. Yum.
What the frick pitchfork 🤦‍♀️
The pitchfork review for this album is some of the most pretentious and embarrassing shit ever. Even if I didn't care for this record, I'd still be shocked at how bad that review is.
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Track List

  1. State Of The Union
  2. The First Drop
  3. Life Less Frightening
  4. Paper Wings
  5. Blood To Bleed
  6. To Them These Streets Belong
  7. Tip The Scales
  8. Anywhere But Here
  9. Give It All
  10. Dancing For Rain
  11. Swing Life Away
  12. Rumors Of My Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
  13. Fix Me
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