Stuntman And Lover Of Cheese

by Dan Bostonweeks

Thrice the Bouncing

Yesterday was new music Tuesday. My best friend Matt mentioned that the new Bouncing Souls album was out. I had no idea so I went by and bought it after work. I like it a lot. These guys are always solid and Anchors Aweigh doesn’t disappoint. Songs like “Simple Man” and “I’m From There” are just instant sing-alongs. While at the store I also picked up the new Thrice album, The Artist in the Ambulance. I liked the previous two Thrice releases because they were a kind of punk/metal mix. Great all around. This new one will probably take a little longer to get used to, but I liked it the couple of times I spun it already. I nearly forgot, yesterday when I mentioned getting the Rancid, I should have also mentioned that I picked up the Libertines album Up the Bracket. I got this on a recommendation from my friend dode and generally I trust his tastes, but when I first listened to that album I couldn’t stand it. I did however give it a few more spins and it really grew on me. It’s not my normal fare, but I like it all the same. Anyone that compares these guys to the Stroke(off)s is just plain mistaken, they are so much better.