jawbreaker is probably one of the best bands that has graced punk in the last 20 years. even though this CD is not perfectly produced, the songwriting still shines through. songs like "ache", "do you still hate me?", "the boat dreams from the hill" and "condition: oakland" are some of the best songs written in the genre of punk. if you consider yourself a fan of punk rock then this is a must!!! buy it!!!
Possibly the most nesecarry hardcore recording of the decade. The Assistant's songs run the gamut of politcs, personal as well as national, and social commentary that should be pertinent knowledge for every teenager. Beautifully aggressive music that is melodic and precious one moment with absolutely gorgeous female vocals then chaotic and violent in a split second with angry growls and shrieks. This is a great album and should be heard by every kid into hardcore music.
i own all 3 ptw albums and i continually find myself listening to this one more than the others. although tear from the red and you come before you are great cd's this one completely obliterates them. every song on here is absolutely awesome and i love the way the drummer goes crazy with the double pedals. the songs seem to dance on the line between insanity and passion. very beautiful music.