MxPx - Secret Weapon Special Edition Audio Samples Available

Secret Weapon Special Edition by MxPx

Cross Rhythms Rating: 10/10
CD: Album
Tags: Rock, CD, Album, Top Rated
Eighth studio album from the veteran punk trio with a bonus of a 20 minutes in the studio documentary.

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  1. 1. Secret Weapon
  2. 2. Shut It Down
  3. 3. Here's To The Life
  4. 4. Top Of The Charts
  5. 5. Punk Rawk Celebrity
  6. 6. Contention
  7. 7. Angels
  8. 8. Drowning
  9. 9. Chop Shop
  10. 10. You're On Fire
  11. 11. Bass So Low
  12. 12. Sad Sad Song
  13. 13. Never Better Than Now
  14. 14. Biting The Bullet
  15. 15. Not Nothing
  16. 16. Tightly Wound
  17. 17. Hooha Jangle
  18. 18. Madcap Scheme
  19. 19. Throw Your Body In The Air
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Reviewed by Jeremy Williams

Now just into their 30s, you might expect MxPx to be turning it down a little, perhaps reviewing their back catalogue and considering a greatest hits tour, or releasing live acoustic shows. Instead, they've returned to Tooth & Nail Records after an 11 year absence, teamed up with the producer responsible for their debut album, and made 'Secret Weapon'. It's 16 tracks of what they do best, quickfire punk anthems with lyrical bite and a social conscience. Returning to a faster, old-school pop-punk style, 'Secret Weapon' kicks off with the eponymous single, and proceeds with songs about love, hate, murder and shallow digital friendships in this Facebook age. "Top Of The Charts" and "Punk Rawk Celebrity" show a tongue-in-cheek approach to their own status too, declaring "punk rock celebrity is an oxymoron". My personal favourite would be "Now That You're On Fire", which goes "let life begin again, now that you're on fire", which makes me wonder what Pentecost might have looked like if it had happened at a California skate park instead of first century Palestine. Like any album in this genre, there are only so many three minute, three chord shoutalongs you can hear before they all start sounding the same, and with a generous 16 tracks here that's about six more than you need. And that's before you get to the three bonus tracks. Still, this is a great return to form and fans will love the rediscovery of the punk ethic as MxPx get back to their roots. The DVD included in the package has a 20 minutes behind the scenes studio documentary, and erm, footage of the band buying groceries.

Style: Rock
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 25441
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Tooth & Nail TND95606
Items: 2
Extras: DVD
Release Date: 03 Aug 2007

Eighth studio album from the veteran punk trio with a bonus of a 20 minutes in the studio documentary.

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