Fans of the Bosstones' high-energy mix of ska, punk, and reggae will find a lot to love on their seventh studio project.
Fans of the Bosstones' high-energy mix of ska, punk, and reggae will find a lot to love on their seventh studio project. The album features blazing brass passages throughout and doesn't disappoint with lyrical content. The title track is a fast-paced romp with an escapism theme and catchy chorus. The slow groove "Everybody's Better" finds lead singer Dicky Barrett wondering why "everybody's better than I am," but then wisely expressing, "To be king you don't need a castle/To row back to shore can sure be a hassle." In another esteem-builder, "You're Chasing the Sun Away," problems are shown to be less important from a distance. "Go Big" is perhaps one of the best "go out and get 'em"-themed tunes in recent memory and tells listeners to, among other things, put on their big boy pants and adjust their stance.—JK