Friday, March 18, 2011

CD Review: The Methadones

Title: The Methadones (MySpace,, AllMusic, Wikipedia)
Artist: The Methadones (iTunes, Interpunk)

Last June The Methadones announced that they were breaking up and releasing their final album in November. The self-titled album includes five new songs and songs from the split with The Copyrights and some recent 7-inches. Overall this is a good release but it seems to be the kind of release designed for hardcore fans of the band, instead of a final swam-song album. That’s not to say that it’s bad, on the contrary it’s quite good, but it feels like a collection instead of an album (and to be fair that’s exactly what it is). If you’re new to The Methadones but are interested in checking them out, then I’d suggest getting 2007’s This Won’t Hurt, it is one of the best pop punk records ever recorded.

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