Album: "Bring It On!"
Genre: Punk Rock
Review: Of the three Horrorpops albums, I'd have to say that Bring It On! is my favorite, because it's easily their most energetic and (in my opinion) catchiest album. For the most part it's just one thumping pop-punk/psychobilly song after another, though they do flirt with other sounds and styles on this album.
The album opens with the superfast "Freaks in Uniform" (love the cheerleading) and hardly lets up from there. The album only slows a bit when you get to my favorite Horrorpops' song of all, "Walk Like a Zombie" (featuring Bad Religion's Brett Gurewitz), which could have turned into a cheesy goth fest, with its silly over-the-top lyrics about holding hands in the cemetery and the narrator wanting to name her kids Morticia and Fester, if not for the ridiculously upbeat and catchy doo-wop style of the song. I swear, I could listen to that song a million times over and never get sick of it.
The song "S.O.B." is another fun one, channeling Morricone with its spooky Western theme. These aren't exactly deep songs, but they're so damn fun, they don't have to be. The HorrorPops are one of those bands that I love to listen to in the car because of their relentless energy. If you've never heard them before, check out the song "Walk Like a Zombie". It's hardly representative of the rest of their work, but it's such a perfectly catchy Halloween song, you've gotta love it.
(Scored on a 0.5 - 5 pickles rating: 0.5 being the worst and 5 being the best)
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