Man, this was a throwback and I loved every second of it. This album came immediately before …And Out Come The Wolves (which I love unreservedly), but I didn’t get it until after. Go figure. Anyway, the energetic and dirty, sloppy but not sloppy at all punk-ska-Clash hybrid that Rancid does so well is on full display here.
The singles from this album were Nihilism and Salvation*, but honestly any of the 23 tracks here could have been singles. Billie Joe Armstrong gets a writing credit on one track (Radio), and Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion) produced and co-engineered it. It was intended to be a double album but got condensed to one CD.
* Salvation also appeared in Guitar Hero II for XBox 360, for the video game fans out there.