Sunday, March 27, 2011


Roper is a band created by singer and musician Reese Roper. Reese Roper is mostly known for his position as lead vocalist in the band Five Iron Frenzy. Roper was only a band for a very short time and only released one album titled "Brace Your Self  For The Mediocre".  The album was released October 13, 2004 before the band was even fully formed. I had the privilege of seeing one of their performances. I really enjoyed it and I purchased their album. The album influenced me to start writing music and start taking music seriously. The album has a pop punk feel but has much more substance then most pop punk. Reese Roper is a Christian musician so the album is littered with his faithful lyrics. I highly recommend giving this music a listen especially if you enjoy a good laugh.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Going Out in Style

After almost four years the band the Dropkick Murphys have released their seventh album "Goin Out in Style".  The album is a concept album about a fictional character named Cornelius Larkin. The Album follows the life of Cornelius after his death. The album was released March 1, 2011. I picked it up very shortly after it was released. I have always been a fan of the band and I own most of their previous albums. The album itself is very good however it isn't what I was expecting. I was hoping for a breath of fresh air but I didn't get it. I was hoping the album would be a little different then their last. I found it to be the same old same old. Lead singer Al Bar has certainly backed off on his vocal load and I feel that he should have sung more on the record. Bassist Ken Casey sings  a lot more on this record which I am not sure I like. I do suggest that you give the album a listen. Maybe it will be just what you are looking for.