Bloodplums Trouble in America

Trouble in America…

…well, what else is there to say??? Actually a lot!!!! And Blooplums takes it on on one of the most undiluted albums I’ve heard in awhile. With solid and sturdy punk riffs and lyrics that challenge the system and its citizens, “Trouble in America” will drive its way into the hearts of punk rockers for years to come.

Quote that!!!…

But…

Here comes the real… sitting in my basement looking through curtains that should probably be replaced for no other reason than I’m looking THROUGH them, I don’t give a shit about the Home Depot trip or wherever the hell else I’ll end up… I want to finish the album again for the eighth time in two days.

It’s been a long time since I’ve wanted to sing along…

it’s been a long time since I’ve embraced and anticipated…

I imagine you know what I mean: “This song is so perfect…

I love it…

why is this so fucking long!!!???

The next one is what I need right now!!!!”

Fuck!!!! Satisfaction and anticipation all at once…

Where does it go???

I don’t want it to be over…. but I want this next moment!!!

 

“The struggle is real y’all” (as my tongue pokes through my cheek). But it is! And “Trouble in America” reminds us of that. With lyrics so simple and poignant that you can’t help but chant along, like “how the fuck can this be happening!!!”…

I could easily repeat and resonate with so much on this album I almost feel ashamed…I’m not a fan of hero worship, but these guys carry an obscure and illuminating torch that very few can be conscious and humble enough to carry.

They talk about about racial issues and it’s a multiracial band. They profoundly challenge this fucked up social system we live in like it’s destiny. And like badasses they humbly sit within the quaint confines of a line or two of a verse.The composition is so solid and fucking punk that if you can’t sing along after a listen or two then you might need a little personal tweaking. Freakishly crisp guitar solos, drum breaks that need to be rewinded over and over, bass lines that straighten your spine!!!! These are songs you already know but haven’t heard before… until now.

And what chokes me is that they are so entrancing live that I’ve realized that I’m reviewing a legendary entity with eight arms and four heads like a religious illustration!!! Channeling deification… Welcome to the land of the gods!!!

I’ll spare you the mundane comparisons and all that bullshit… make your own. But I will say that you’ll be cheating yourself if you don’t have a listen.

Check out the Bloodplums album: “Trouble in America”…. it’s out there. Find it at bloodplums.com

-Avien

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