Autumn de Wilde

White Crosses

May 26, 2010 at 04:00 AM EDT

2007’s New Wave was an artistic and commercial breakthrough for Against Me!, the formerly stripped-down punk act, setting frontman Tom Gabel’s strident, socially aware lyrics against melodic hooks via producer Butch Vig. That relationship is revisited on White Crosses, and whaddaya know, it is possible to merrily sing along with lines like ”We were bashing our brains out on a kitchen cabinet.” B+

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