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Against Me!Audio CD
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Before becoming a full-fledged punk band, Against Me! was an acoustic solo project spearheaded by Laura Jane Grace, who began playing shows as a 17-year-old in Gainesville, Florida. Starting in 1997, Grace performed as a solo act wherever anyone would have her, drawing much influence from early acoustic protest music. By 2001, she'd beefed up her sound with the help of a full band -- ... Read more in Amazon's Against Me! Store

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  • Audio CD (April 1, 2002)
  • Original Release Date: April 1, 2002
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: No Idea Records
  • ASIN: B0000664EV
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #89,816 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Debut album from the Punksters featuring catchy choruses and a raw and rowdy instenisty that places them on the top of the Punk revival heap. 11 tracks including 'Pints Of Guinness Make You Strong', 'We Laugh At Danger (And Break All The Rules)' and 'Baby, I'm An Anarchist!'.

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars These Anarchists Can Cook. May 21, 2003
Format:Audio CD
"Minor Threat: The Pub Band" doesn't come close to describing this group, but it's a start.
AM! fuse the personal and the political better than any band since the Clash (maybe better). The album is a diary of a young band stretching out, and they write of their growing success in terms of worrying about forgetting their roots, and most memorably, in the fist-pumping 'We Laugh at Danger': "If this GM van don't make it across the state lines/We might as well lay down and die/Cos if Florida takes us/We're taking everyone down with us." Their humility shines through when in parentheses next to the lyric: "And we rock/because it's us against them...", is written: (the act, not the state). Because boasting of rockingness is NOT punk, remember?
This record is so full of the verve and spirit of rock and roll that it literally gives me shivers. The opening track, a story of an Irish widow and her long-dead husband reminds me why I listen to this stuff in the first place.
This group is currently tied with its spiritual twin/Canadian counterpart The Weakerthans for my vote for 'best band currently making music' (The Stripes rock harder but don't come close to making you feel this alive). Buy this.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mysterious Anarcho Punx from Gainesville... July 11, 2003
By Steven
Format:Audio CD
Against Me! are, without a doubt, the best punk band out right now. The lyrics are filled with emotion, and the music itself is an original blend of folk rock and power chords. If you've never had 11 songs change your outlook on life, I suggest you buy this album to see what it feels like.
The album starts off with with what many consider their best song, "Pints of Guiness Make You Strong". Through his screaming, Tom Gabel shares the tale of his Grandfather's early demise from alcohol abuse and the toll it left on his Grandmother. When he sings, "If I'd known just how things would have ended up, I just would have let myself die", you can feel her pain.
With a little more distortion, "Politics of Starving" could easily pass as a hardcore song. "We Laugh at Danger (and Break all the Rules)" is their anthem of life and music. When the music stops, and the gang vocals are all that remains, you can't help but scream right along. The original acoustic version of "I Still Love you Julie" appeared on their "Crime" EP. Though it's a change of pace, the full band version on this record is equally incredible. "Scream it Until You're Coughing up Blood" (aka "Jamaican Me Crazy") claims the title of Song With The Most Screaming In It. The guitar solo-esque part is almost haunting though.
"Jordan's First Choice", "Those Anarcho Punx are Mysterious...", and "Reinventing Axl Rose" were originally recorded on their self-titled EP. Tom's voice seems to have deepened a bit since that recording, as is made evident by the opening to "Jordan's First Choice". I do have to say that I really preferred the acoustic version of "Those Anarcho Punx are Mysterious".
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it. Love it. Love it. May 12, 2006
Format:Audio CD
I love Against Me!. I love this CD. I can't say that I like one album over the other. The world of iTunes has made my attention span shorter and I like to listen to all of their albums at the same time.

My fondest memory is that of stumbling onto Impact on the Plan-It-X website. When I'd tell people that Against Me! was my favorite band, they'd look at me and think "Who is this band and is she so excited about it that she has to be an exclamation point after their name?"

I still love them, one of the few who can stand to listen to their new CD. The one thing that's lacking though is that ability to make everyone sing along.

In my hall at school, I managed to find a guy who had heard of Against Me! I had been wearing one of my many shirts when we started talking about the band. He said he wasn't such a big fan, but he liked what he had heard. I immediately let him borrow every CD I owned and a week later, he was almost as big a fan as I was. We'd sit out in the hallway each with our own guitars, and I taught him the chords to songs like We Laugh at Danger, Reinventing Axl Rose, Baby I'm an Anarchist, Cavalier Eternal, Sink Florida Sink... after a while, my whole hall knew the lyrics. We'd sit in the hallway, 5 or 6 of us, many of which had never heard a real AM! song before, and they'd sing their hearts out.

That's the amazing quality of this band. They have the ability to make even the most sensible and logical human beings, even if only 2-3 minutes, want to start a revolution.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! April 17, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Against Me! is one of the best punk bands around these days. Judging by all the 5 star reviews, you already know this album is fantastic. Don't buy it form amazon, though. Buy it from, they sell the cd for only $6! Great band.
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21 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars okay seriously... December 17, 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
dont even think about buying it from amazon, or any other large company like this. they will just rip you off. 14 bucks for this? i bought it for 6 off of no idea records.... brand new. this is sucha rip off, and the band gets nothing. if you really want to support them, but it from the record label that put this out (no idea records, go to [...] or better yet , buy it from them. DONT PAY 14 DOLLARS FOR THIS! RIP OFF!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Okay Im pretty biased considering Against me
Okay Im pretty biased considering Against me!'s been my favorite band since I was like 11-12 years. but this album is incredible and you won't regret buying it. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Alex Siple
5.0 out of 5 stars A social commentary that still rings true today
One of my favorite albums of all time. Against Me has always had a highly unique and fascinating sound. Punk with a country-like feel. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dr. Knowitall
1.0 out of 5 stars Morons!!
Ordered 2 albums - 1 from Amazon and 1 from Newburyport comics. Amazon record arrived quickly and was packed properly. Read more
Published 3 months ago by L. Petty
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Album!
This album is one people will listen to for generations to come. An amazing set of songs grouped together to make one of the best albums ever.
Published 14 months ago by KennyM
5.0 out of 5 stars Brings me back
An effortless and perfect album. I listen to it every time I feel lost or exploited, when I need to remember that there is power in passion and that my problems are ones that I... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Robert T Miller
1.0 out of 5 stars Their weakest album
The new Against Me! is more pop friendly than it used to be. But the very old Against Me! isn't that great either. This album is mostly acoustic guitars. Not a lot of rocking.
Published 19 months ago by E. adamski
5.0 out of 5 stars The begining of the end
I've been listening to old albums lately and this one came to mind as one of the best I remember. This was Against Me! Read more
Published on April 30, 2012 by The Komik Khan
5.0 out of 5 stars Drinking and Screaming songs
This is nothing like modern day Against Me. While I respect their transformation and love all of their music, this album is much different than the rest. Read more
Published on September 5, 2011 by Jeremiah L. Olson
5.0 out of 5 stars This CD...
I enjoied it this cd. Its was like i bought it fresh from the record company. and its a great way to stay in shape xD
Published on August 6, 2011 by I trolled dis
5.0 out of 5 stars reinventing modest mouse
this album is unlike later against me! albums. it is a little folkier and kind of reminds me of modest mouse in the early years, with witty song titles and lyrics, and punk beat. Read more
Published on January 12, 2011 by vanessa vendetta
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