This time I was pleasantly surprised. They moved from the always interesting No Idea label to the rather plain vanilla punk Fat Wreck Chords label, but their sound is now anything but run of the mill. This time around, they nearly fulfill the claim made about the previous record. They have some of the humanity of Billy Bragg, the raw energy of SLF and the eclecticism of the Clash. And they have some of the political edge of all three. The album was so strong that they actually recorded some songs both acoustic and electric, but only used one version on the album. The alternate versions are available on EPs from No Idea and are every bit as good as the album tracks.
If you have any interest in left wing politico-punk with a strong musical base rooted in great American music, check this one out (and EPs as well).