Propagandhi - Less Talk, More Rock

Propagandhi. Commonly known as "that liberal punk band from Canada". I've actually been listening to them for a while, and I'd have to say Less Talk, More Rock is definitely their strongest effort to date. Some people critcize this band for their politically-charged lyrics, while a few slightly less educated morons rag on them for being Canadian. Who the fuck cares is what I say. It's good music. Why argue with it?

As you can tell from the song titles, Propagandhi is not afraid to make their political views known. They get their points across with mostly pummeling, at times melodic, musical backup. One can't help but notice the band's obvious sarcasm in many songs as well, like in "A Public Dis-Service Announcement from Shell" (not really a song but oh well). The band even goes so far as collectively "Refusing to Be a Man". There are also hints at emo themes in songs like "Anchorless" and "Gifts".

Some good examples of melodic songs would be "I Was a Pre-Teen McCarthyist" and "Resisting Tyrannical Government". Those two are also my personal favorites, along with "...And We Thought That Nation-States Were a Bad Idea". If you're feeling angry, give a listen to "Nailing Descartes to the Wall/(Liquid) Meat is Still Murder" or "Rio De San Atlanta, Manitoba," two brutally fast songs that'll get you going.

Propagandhi has a little something for everyone. Unfortunately, a lot of people will stupidly overlook them because of their obscurity or leftist views. For those who care to give the band a chance though, this is a solid album clocking in at a little over 25 minutes long. But hey, if the songs were as long as their titles, we'd be in trouble.


Buy It

1. Apparently, I'm a "P.C. Fascist"
2. Nailing Descartes to the Wall/(Liquid) Meat is Still Murder
3. Less Talk, More Rock
4. Anchorless
5. Rio De San Atlanta, Manitoba
6. A Public Dis-Service Announcement from Shell
7. ...And We Thought That Nation-States Were a Bad Idea
8. I Was a Pre-Teen McCarthyist
9. Resisting Tyrannical Government
10. Gifts
11. The Only Good Fascist Is a Very Dead Fascist
12. A People's History of the World
13. The State-Lottery
14. Refusing to Be a Man

Written by: Tosh

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