MCMLXXXV (1985) Review

artist: Rufio date: 10/13/2005 category: compact discs
Rufio: MCMLXXXV (1985)
Release Date: Jun 17, 2003
Label: Nitro
Genres: Emo, Punk-Pop
Number Of Tracks: 12
On MCMLXXXV (1985), Rufio culls a lot of traits from groups such as blink-182 and Jimmy Eat World, especially on the melodic yet frantic "Countdown."
 Sound: 10
 Lyrics: 8
 Overall Impression: 9
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overall: 9
MCMLXXXV (1985) Reviewed by: _RockOnForever_, on october 13, 2005
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Sound: As Rufio's second full-length album, the band shows it is still going strong. The band from Rancho Cucamonga combines pop with metal riffs due to lead guitarist Clark Domae's experience as a metal-head shredder. The combination blends well to form a unique sounding pop-punk band that is Rufio. As compared to their first CD, 1985 is the better of the two: the songs are craftier and the recording quality is better. // 10

Lyrics: Although the CD is an improvement from the first, I didn't find the lyrics of the songs as deep or meaningful as the lyrics of Perhaps, I Suppose (with exception to "White Lights" and "Science Fiction"). With the first CD, I found that teens (like myself) could relate more to the lyrics as opposed to the lyrics in 1985. The lyrics are not as impacting as the music playing. However, Scott Sellers's (lead vocalist and rythym guitarist) voice fits into the pop-punk genre and pulls the songs through from start to finish. // 8

Overall Impression: 1985 is definitely a must-buy for Rufio fans. Some songs that need a listen are "White Lights," "Science Fiction," "Follow Me" and the acoustic "Over It." Your money will be well spent if you purchase this awesome CD. // 9

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