Holy Shit its almost 2020 already? Where the hell have I been? Oh that’s right here writing album reviews till the cows come home. Well over 2019, CPRA has accomplished a shit ton. We wrote over 70 news, reviews and concert related items, started our own TV show, and started CPRA Skates! Don’t forget also our team up with AKA Just Miggy and The Kids Are Alright All Ages At Goosetown! On that note don’t miss the next Kids Show with the Potato Pirates on December 15, 2019, 2pm! Check out my Top 5 List of the year below!
Best of 2018 Albums and Ep/Lp Picks by CPRA’s Skabones
It’s been a crazy year here at CPRA. We’ve reviewed so much amazing music this year. We debuted our very first show, “Happy Skanksgiving” at Tennyson Tap. By the way our last show of the year, “Merry Punxmas” is on December 29, 2018. I know we all get a bit tired of these end of the year lists. As admins we all couldn’t possibly agree on overall favorites. So we are going to individually announce our own personal picks.
We reviewed almost 100 albums in 2018. So picking only a few was very tough on me. Happy Holiday and don’t let Krampus get ya! Be sure to pick up a CPRA shirt, patch, or sticker before Christmas! Email soon if you want one by Christmas!
Sounds Like: Early 2000s pop punk melodies, but grittier musically.
This EP comes with some good variety. Forever Unclean’s first track includes some great tempo changes & even what verges on a hardcore breakdown before blasting through 5 tracks of power pop-punk. While the vocals are Pop as far as melodies go, it doesn’t try to be perfect & clean. There’s a grittiness that works well that can especially work well on the third track, the made for a circle pit “Weird” as well as the closing track “Road.” The end of the song “Words” is a great sing along that I am sure comes across live. Nothing here is reinventing punk rock, but it is a 12-minute surge of rock & roll with strong vocals that will make you want to catch them live when you have an opportunity.