The Brokedowns have always been a band that’s super hit or miss for me. This record, not surprisingly is much the same. The first song on their side ‘This Future Sucks’ I don’t care for at all, not even a little. But then the band comes back with the great song ‘Sean, Bless This Shit’ and totally redeems themselves. Luckily this time around they come out on top of things because the song they close their side out with ‘The Same Mistakes Endlessly Repeated (On Repeat)’ is also awesome. A good job by the Brokedowns this time out. Vacation Bible School is a band I’ve loved from the first time I heard them back a few years ago when they did a split with The God Damn Doo Wop Band on Traffic Street Records. I don’t think this band has put out a release or a song that I haven’t liked. They continue that streak by starting off with ‘All To Blame’ a great fast song that’s a really good opener. But the shining star on this entire record comes next with ‘Middle Son(g)’ this song is just fucking incredible, holy shit its good. I’d put this among some of the band’s best songs. Closing out they’ve got ‘Left Behind (The Kirk Cameron Story)’ another great fast song. It’s catchy as hell and the perfect way to end a record like this. If you haven’t bought this record yet head on over to It’s Alive Records and scoop up a copy.
1. This Future Sucks
2. Sean, Bless This Shit
3. The Same Mistakes Endlessly Repeated (On Repeat)
Vacation Bible School
4. All To Blame
5. Middle Son(g)
6. Left Behind (The Kirk Cameron Story)