A Jacknife to a Swan

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
THE BILLBOARD BIZ
SUBSCRIBER EXPERIENCE

The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to Billboard.com/business.


To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.