Energy review by Operation Ivy

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  • Released: Feb 28, 1989
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 10 (11 votes)
Operation Ivy: Energy

Sound — 10
Awesome. Just great. The impresson the band left me after I listen to the CD (again and again) is unexplainable. Their genre of their quintessence of what ska-punk should sound like. If you want to create a ska-punk band, you should study off of Operation Ivy love Jesse's voice and it's roughness and his in your face, blunt lyrics. Tim Amrstrong is truly "the king of ska" guitaring. Matt Freeman is the best bassist of all time. Just the people in the band alone make this CD worth buying.

Lyrics — 10
I like how, even if the lyrics are not political, they still have some kind of existential crisis inside them. My favorite song is Knowledge or Unity. Knowledges lyrics are just freaking great. It's like they don't give a shit. And unity proclaims that war is not the answer and this is still applicable and revelent to today even though this was made in the '80s.

Overall Impression — 10
One word - awesome.

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