Thursday, June 15, 2006

the truth is that i'm overrated

I first heard of Less Than Jake in my first year at U of T. Although I can’t say that I am a big fan, I did enjoy Hello Rockview and Borders And Boundaries. However, I don’t remember the last time I played those records. Their new album, In With the Out Crowd came out about three weeks ago, but I have just started listening to it a few days ago. Well, at first I did not really care for it – I wasn’t even going to listen to the album, but I decided to give it a chance and I must say, it is a pretty damn good release! All the songs sound solid. Unlike other LTJ records, In With the Out Crowd features less of the ska sounds and ultimately, it is more like a pop rock record... or should I dare say... an emo-ska record. Don’t be put off loyal LTJ fans, there are still some of that pure ska elements which clearly can be heard on tracks such as "A Still Life Franchise" and "Let Her Go". I don’t know what the lasting value for In With the Out Crowd will be, but for now, I am enjoying it!

Soundtrack of My Life
A Still Life Franchise
Overrated (Everything Is)
Don't Fall Asleep on the Subway
Rest of My Life
Mostly Memories
Hopeless Case

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3 comments:

Robin said...

That's not true because i remember listening to Less than jake in highscool jackman, and chances are that you burned me the cd! check your memory don't you remember the album Pezcore? that was from like 1995.... am i wrong?

Jackman said...

hmm... maybe you're right... maybe i started listening to LTJ in grade 12 or OAC...

Anonymous said...

definetly grade 12, if not before...i remember blasting that shit as i drove down Morningside in my ghetto Tatonka vehicle (aka station wagon)
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