National Music Reviews January 2016

Review: Eastfield – Another Boring Eastfield Album: A Rail Punk Collection

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Eastfield
Another Boring Eastfield Album: A Rail Punk Collection

Creep Records/Violated Records
Street: 11.27.15
Eastfield = (Forum Walters + Buzzcocks) + The Clash

A misnomer if I’ve ever heard one: Another Boring Eastfield Album is anything but—it’s catchy, punchy and hones a classic ’70s Brit-punk vibe that’s armed with three-chord progressions, anti-ego attitudes and lyrics consisting of humorous remarks at anything that winds them up. Rather than bluntly rally against the socio and political issues that they reference, they stand on their firm belief that humor is the more effective tool to get their point across. In an album composed of 33 tracks, it’s surprisingly void of any filler. Aside from standouts like “Burt Reynolds Rides Again,” “Three Chords Good, Four Chords Bad,” “Beast of Bratislava” and “Eddie Watson,” each song holds its own sing-a-long chorus with comedic, succinct messages. –Eric U. Norris