by Jawbreaker Author
For fans of the emo and pop punk genres, Jawbreaker is one of the most influential and beloved acts out there--certainly one worth listening to if you're a fan of later pop-punkers like Blink-182, My Chemical Romance, or Fall Out Boy. Their 1990 debut is filled with caffeinated drum beats, poignant lyrics, and a clean bass that pops through the otherwise heavy, gritty layers of the music. My favorite track--and a great example of their hyperactive style and sharp lyrics--is "Seethruskin," where singer/guitarist Blake Schwarzenbach belts biting lines like "I'll hold a floodlamp to you and burn you in your awful truth. / Born without a choice of race. / Held to blame and put in place" and "Color's just another number tattooed with a blunt old tool." Originally released on Shredder Records, but this remastered version was reissued by Blackball Records in 2009.
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