Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Ergs! - Dorkrockcorkrod

It seems only appropriate to use the first post in this brand new blog to talk about the best album from the band who's song the blog is named after. The Ergs!, a three piece outfit consisting of Mikey Erg, Jeff Erg, and Joey Erg, take all of the best elements of pop punk and manage to make them even better. Their songs are catchier, funnier, and more sing-along-able than anything else to come out in the last decade.

While just about everything The Ergs! did in their roughly 8 years together as a band was top level for the genre, few would argue against the fact that Dorkrockcorkrod is not only their best all around effort, but also arguably one of the greatest pop-punk albums of all time. The choruses, humor, and ability to actually play their instruments with skill should give a lot of pop punk fans flashbacks to The Descendents (in the best kind of way). Again, like The Descendents, most of the tracks are cheeky songs about love, girls, and heartbreak, but they also make sure to keep politics in the mix without ever losing sight of the fun. "Pray for Rain", a straight ahead pop song that will be in your head for weeks at a time, is arguably the best song on the album, although really the argument could be made for any of the tracks here. If you listen to this album and don't want to hit repeat after you finish it, this blog is not going to be for you.

The Ergs! - Pray For Rain

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