Maximum Rocknroll review by NOFX

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  • Sound: 6
  • Lyrics: 4
  • Overall Impression: 6
  • Reviewer's score: 5.3 Decent
  • Users' score: 8.4 (11 votes)
NOFX: Maximum Rocknroll

Sound — 6
This is their first album, with recordings done from '84-'88. The sound is alot heavier than in later albums, and with that, a bit more simplistic. It's very fast, has 22 tracks in 37 minutes, and symbolizes '84-'88 punk to a tee, be the fastest, loudest, shortest and stupidest you can possibly be. The sound is decent, but is lacking a few essentials.

Lyrics — 4
It's very difficult to make out the lyrics, due to fat mike's very fuzzy and obnoxious vocals, which is good for the music, but overall, it's a terrible voice. Song titles like Drain Brammage, White Bread, Six Pack Girls, Cops N' Donuts say it all though, the lyrics of this cd are quite poor.

Overall Impression — 6
Overall, it's an entertaining, if not quick cd. It's also a collectors' item, because of it's rarity. I prefer early '90s NOFX to this, however, this set them up to what they are today. I love the blistering speed of this album, but I don't like the lack of lyrical ideas put toward it. If it was stolen, I would not buy another one, because it was quite expensive, and I do not listen to it very often anymore.

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