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The Dissent of Man

Bad ReligionAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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The revered punk band Bad Religion has reissued 2007's acclaimed New Maps of Hell with expanded features and bonus material. Lifelong dissenters and noted critics of the current administration (2004's the Empire Strikes First was a direct ... Read more in Amazon's Bad Religion Store

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  • Audio CD (September 28, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Epitaph Records
  • ASIN: B003Y7L5YG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,325 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Day That the Earth Stalled
2. Only Rain
3. The Resist Stance
4. Won t Somebody
5. The Devil in Stitches
6. Pride and the Pallor
7. Wrong Way Kids
8. Meeting of the Minds
9. Someone to Believe
10. Avalon
11. Cyanide
12. Turn Your Back On Me
13. Ad Hominem
14. Where The Fun Is
15. I Won t Say Anything

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Bad Religion are celebrating three decades of influential, thought provoking and groundbreaking punk rock with a new record and 15th studio album, "The Dissent Of Man." The result is one of the band's most forward thinking and musically varied albums ever.

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The seeds of rebellion October 10, 2010
Format:Audio CD
After 14 studio albums, two live albums, countless singles and E.P.s, two compilations, and at least three solo albums from members, Bad Religion doesn't have anything left to prove. Particularly since they returned to their own Epitaph Records in the early 2000's, the quality of a Bad Religion release is practically guaranteed, and their fans are undoubtedly going to love every minute of it.

Somewhere along the way, Bad Religion must have become aware of the level of fan confidence they have, because The Dissent of Man is amongst the bolder records they have ever offered. Sure, Dissent of Man offers some blistering fast hardcore cuts, but there are also some unexpected textures here that are clearly influenced by lead singer Greg Graffin's forays into country and folk, and the acoustic bonus tracks that were added to the Deluxe edition of their last album, New maps of Hell. In fact, the song "Won't Somebody" was originally released as a new acoustic song as part of that deluxe packaging, here re-imagined with an electric, full-band arrangement.

In interviews included with the Live At The Paladium DVD, the members of the band revealed some of the musical artists that were influences on them through the years. The Beatles, The Beach Boys and Todd Rundgren were all listed, none of which are really that surprising when you consider BR's sound. Dissent of Man, however, adds a few unexpected names to that list via musical allusion. The opening riff of Resist Stance is a clear nod to Rush's Working Man (Greg Graffin and Brett Guerewitz's love of prog rock is well documented, but never hasn't been so clearly displayed since Into The Unknown). Pride and the Pallor could easily have come from Social Distortion's self-titled album.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 30 years later, Bad Religion still reigns supreme September 28, 2010
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Most major rock bands end up losing a lot of steam in their later years, and their music ends up being softer than it used to be, or less inspired. Not so with Bad Religion; it's been 30 years since they put out their very first album, and still their new music sounds charged and fresh, and it rocks very, very hard. And make no mistake, this isn't a good album "for a band 30 years on" or "for a band past its prime." The Dissent of Man goes toe-to-toe with the great albums Bad Religion was putting out 30 years ago and still comes out looking good. This is a great punk rock album, full stop.

The Dissent of Man, like New Maps of Hell before it, does a little bit of experimentation with different sounds and melodies, but through it all the songs don't lose their punk rock edge, for the most part. Songs like "Only Rain", "Wrong Way Kids", and "Avalon" expertly marry a catchy melody with a driving beat, while other tunes like "Resist Stance", "Meeting of the Minds" and "Ad Hominem" blow the listener away with ferocious lyrics and guitar. Far from losing their edge, Bad Religion is as forceful and driving as they've ever been on this album.

At the same time, other songs are a bit less in-your-face, but they make up for it with sophisticated lyrics, and hooks that are likely to get themselves stuck in your head. Among these is "Cyanide", the best song on the album, which is a bit of a departure from the normal Bad Religion sound (think "Prodigal Son" from New Maps of Hell meets Greg Graffin's solo album
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better Than I Expected -- 3.5 stars November 30, 2011
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Many previous reviewers have thoroughly dissected this album, so I'm not going to resort to ad nauseum redundancy. However, suffice it to say that I was pleasantly surprised with this offering by Bad Religion. As a youngster, albums such as SUFFER and AGAINST THE GRAIN were what I considered to be the quintessential Bad Religion sound. After about 2000 or 2001, Bad Religion pretty much fell off of my radar - until recently.

I happened to pick up DISSENT OF MAN purely by default; a big, corporate bookstore was in the death throes of a "going-out-of-business" sale, and I happed to find this CD in the bargain bin for $4. I figured "what the Hell, even if there are only a couple of good songs on this thing, it's still worth it at that price."

Perhaps more than anything, it pleases me to know that even after 30+ years, this band is still able to write catchy, riveting music that I truly enjoy. Granted, I tend to favor the faster songs on the album (e.g., THE DAY THE EARTH STALLED, THE RESIST STANCE, AVALON, etc.), but I can also appreciate the band's attempts at more diversity with songs like TURN YOUR BACK ON ME and WON'T SAY ANYTHING. These aforementioned songs may be a bit on the filler side of things, but they're not abjectly horrible. Plus, Greg Graffin's vocals have sort of an "ear worm" catchiness to them; I'll be doing dishes or something, and catch myself singing bits of the chorus to some of the "secondary" songs. Some punk rock elitists may scoff at this, but really, I'm sure that after so many years, Bad Religion has little desire to be pigeon-holed into a myopic niche.

It's not the greatest record that they've ever put out, but it isn't bad either. Rumor has it that they may be putting out their final album in 2012. I'll be purchasing it when it comes out.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Fantastic Bad Religion album. From start to finish, rocks harder than ever. I hope they never stop making them, and touring.
Published 4 months ago by Tony Moreno
4.0 out of 5 stars A powerful album, with true meaning and great sound
It took me a couple months to fully appreciate this album. Bad Religion does it again, with powerful lyrics that have true meaning. Read more
Published 9 months ago by B-Goody
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome album!
I just got into Bad Religion and I can't believe what I have been missing out on. These guys kick butt and I highly recommend them to anyone who likes good music.
Published 19 months ago by Larence
5.0 out of 5 stars Anything by BR
Thoroughly love the music and how they have grown as a band. Have everything they have done. Love their intelligence and thought provoking lyrics. Cannot wait for more!
Published 20 months ago by Laura
5.0 out of 5 stars The Dissent of Man
The Dissent of Man is another fantastic album from Bad Religion. My husband is one of their biggest fans and owns all of their music, so when this album came out, it was a no... Read more
Published 21 months ago by DreSno87
4.0 out of 5 stars This is Bad Religion?
I listened to Bad Religion up to Recipe for Hate, then got more interested in other types of music. Recently, I've gone back to catch up on some of their stuff. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Antiquity
2.0 out of 5 stars How fitting . . .
Bad Religion (or bad philosophy, or false world view)



T... Read more
Published on April 28, 2012 by Socrates
5.0 out of 5 stars Melodic Hardcore Punk at its finest!
After 30 years Bad Religion proved they havent lost a step or their creative edge with this release. Read more
Published on December 28, 2011 by Doug Ahlgren
4.0 out of 5 stars Best since Process of Belief
When this came out, I remember reading that this was a mix between "Recipe For Hate" and "Process of Belief." I would have to agree with that sentiment. Read more
Published on September 11, 2011 by Michael Parker
2.0 out of 5 stars If I had to rate this on vocals alone, it would be 5 stars...
I really love Bad Religion. I saw them in Calgary in 2009 and was third from the front. Greg Graffin pointed at me several times. Read more
Published on June 13, 2011 by Renfield
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