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
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.