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!
The Queers, Off The Mark, The Ramones, Aimless Again, and the Livermores
We have been crazy busy here in the last few months at CPRA! We’re rebuilding our website, starting to get limited merch orders out the door, and getting back to our infamous, Album Reviews! Ok so maybe our reviews are not so infamous, haha.
Do you ever get so busy with life you forget to look for the little things in life that make you happy? Well that was me during this crazy time at CPRA. I just so happened to noticed the Scutches dropped their new LP, “Negatory” back on June 1, 2018. So please forgive if this review is a bit late to the party. Let’s check it out!
The LP starts out with that familiar Scutches sound, with “Worth Enough”. This one is drum and riff heavy, yet catchy. It talks of self worth and the struggles of raising a family. Next up is, “One True Crutch”. The drums are killer on this one. This is my favorite on the LP! We all have that one true crutch to lean on when we really need them.
The next track up is, “Down The Drain”. The riffs on this one are strong. Yet another catch sing long in store for the listener. It seems like the song writer is struggling on the inside with a past love. Next up on the track list is “Party Girl”. I feel like anyone can relate to this song. Vincenzo’s guitar is really the stand out on this track.
“Party girl you will learn soon enough
in that your actions hold a pace and you won’t keep up
your days foreshadows your grave
and you do even notice em
party girl I hope you learn”
“Let It Last”, is up next on the list. This one has very west coast pop punk sound. There’s some kick ass guitar and drums on this song! Up next is, “Bring Me Your Love”. The one seems a bit faster than what we normally get from the Scutches and I love it! This one sounds like it’s straight off The Queers album, Punk Rock Confidential.
The last, but probably my second favorite song is, “Goodbye”. This is a beautifully well written love song and the perfect ending to a great LP. Overall, “Negatory”, builds the Scutches already well established list of great albums. It almost seems like they are always on that cusp of hitting the pops, and it won’t surprise me if this is the album that gets them there. You can pick up the new LP here, https://somethingtodorecords.bandcamp.com/album/negatory . Want another review? Be sure check out our thoughts on their last album, “Glass House”.