The opening thirty seconds will suggest it's an edge-fest post-punk record with little accessibility. Yet that's only half right, as this album ends up being a fun, yet difficult record to categorize. At times a brutal punk rock album reminiscent of the genre's golden era, while at other times an anthemic and friendly-sounding group of singles, Songs of Praise ends up a mostly-fun/fine mixed bag of typical yet fresh techniques. It's dead solid.
Favorite Tracks: Angie, Tasteless, Friction ... read more