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4.7 out of 5
123 Ratings

123 Ratings

Armen77 ,

Greatest Album Ever?

Every Wednesday for two years, my dad would take me to guitar lessons and beforehand, we would get dinner and have some father-son bonding time. Good times to be sure. On my 14th birthday in 1995 we went to Circuit City and I picked out two cd's as a sort of bonus present. I picked up Smashing Pumpkins' Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and, on a recommendation from a kid who would become my best friend for over fifteen years, NOFX's Punk in Drublic. I listened to the Smashing Pumpkins record in the car and I liked it sure... But like most music at the time, I was unmoved by it. Upon returning home I decided to try out the NOFX record. Sadly, I'd say it was probably the closest thing to a religious experience that I had felt up to that point. Something happened to me, my skin got tingly and my hair stood on end, I started smiling from ear to ear, I got so excited that I had to stand up and start pacing around my room. The speed, the melody, the harmonies, the lyrics that my fourteen year old brain preceived as intelligent, it was everything I'd ever looked for in music. Up to that point I'd owned and enjoyed Smash and Dookie but I still consider Punk in Drublic to be the first punk rock album I'd heard. The next week I went to Music Trader and traded in all of my CDs for albums by The Misfits, Bad Religion and Guttermouth. A few weeks later I was dying my hair and buying shirts at the Salvation Army that I could paint band names on.

Kicking off with the melodic masterpiece that is Linoleum (arguably still their best song that's less than 18 minutes long) NOFX charges through 17 tracks of awesome. They finally got their vocal harmonies right with Fat Mike's snotty and slightly off key voice accompanied perfectly with come legit backing vocals. El Hefe still appeared to have some influence on the writing process and he and Eric Melvin play off each other nicely while Erik Sandin simply plays the drums as fast as he can wih expert efficiency.

Obviously I'm a little biased when it comes to this record. It changed my life and I'm better for it. It tied me in to a group of people that I still hang out with to this day. And I'll admit it, it gave me an identity going into high school. Is it for everybody? Absolutely not. However, for me this is probably the greatest album of all time.

fourstring182 ,

punk in drublic

A punk rock classic.

BadReligionNOFXPennywiseFloggingMolly ,

I Love it almost too much!

If you don't like this your a Nazi. Its that good.

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