| I'm going to make this to the point, because I can not, for the life of me, think of any foreplay to start up the review or any clever ways to pussyfoot around the issue at hand: the new Bigwig album, Reclamation.
The first song sounds exactly like I expected Bigwig to sound, which is awesome if you like Bigwig (which I do)… pretty sneaky, Bigwig. The rest of this album is much more diverse than their previous effort, Invitation to Tragedy (which came out five years ago; seriously guys, where ya’ll been hiding?).
There are some songs like “Follow the leader” that make me believe Tom (vocals/guitar) has pulled out Ride the Lightning while looking for inspiration as of late; whereas, songs like "Last song, last call" sound like they are reverting to the good ol’ days of a younger Bigwig.
The point is: if you like listening Bigwig, you will surely like listening to (at least some of) this album. I don’t like it better than Invitation to Tragedy, but I definitely like it better than 60% of the bands I have seen get over-hyped and basically tossed off by "the scene" in the last year.
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2) Owned and Operated
3) Outer Rings
4) Cross And Burn
5) Follow The Leader
6) Rat Race
8) Time Bomb
9) Last Song, Last Call
10) Hold On Fucker
11) No Thought, No Spine