The Front Bottoms - Back on Top
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2015 Ratings: #335
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September 18, 2015 / Release Date
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yea folk punk is kinda dope
While Talon Of The Hawk felt like a AAA version of The Front Bottoms’ self loathing lyric fueled sound, Back On Top feels like the beginning of a new chapter for the band. Historic Cemetery just screams Weezer and other tracks like Cough It Out are as catchy as a cold (albeit more enjoyable). An enthralling amalgamation of emo & pop-punk.
their best probably.
Usually, The Front Bottoms endlessly narcissistic and snarky delivery comes off as annoying rather then charming, but with Back on Top they finally hit the sweet spot between charming and creative, making probably the best record by them to date.

Favorite Jams: Laugh Till I Cry, The Plan (Fuck Jobs), Help

Lest Favorite: Ginger
What started eight years ago as a duo with just vocalist/guitarist Brian Sella and drummer Matt Uychich has become a four piece, ascending to the top of whatever genre you place them on; pop rock, pop punk, acoustic punk, etc. It ultimately doesn’t matter; the Front Bottoms have refined their sound and burst into the alternative music scene with their fifth studio-album, Back on Top, which will surely one of the most fun albums of the year. The majority of what they put out is built ... read more
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Track List

  1. Motorcycle
  2. Summer Shandy
  3. Cough It Out
  4. Help
  5. Laugh Till I Cry
  6. Historic Cemetery
  7. The Plan (Fuck Jobs)
  8. Ginger
  9. 2Yl
  10. West Virginia
  11. Plastic Flowers
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Added on: August 17, 2015