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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

DESCENDENTS / Hypercaffium Spazzinate [2016]

12 years after their previous record, Cool to Be You (which was a reunion of sorts as well) the Descendents cough up with their 2016 comeback record Hypercaffium Spazzinate.
With the band all being over the age of 50, it's time their lyrics grow old with them.  Vocalist Milo Aukerman tackles getting fat, illnesses, losing friends and struggling to remain cheery and true to oneself throughout the not-so graceful age progression.  Unlike most of their pop-punk peers, Descendents (and NOFX) have never had interest in changing their sound and instead opt to play tighter in their comfort zone which surprisingly hasn't gotten too stale over the years.  Sure there's a few cringe-worthy "out of touch grandpa" moments but it's to be expected and makes it all the more honest.

3½ fast food addictions out of 5

Songs of Note: Spineless and Scarlet RedComeback Kid

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