Recent review of RCR debut CD:
Rude City Riot - Self Titled EP
Release Date: November 22nd 2008
I was already familiar with a few of their songs thanks to their MySpace profile. I fell in love with Shots & Pills which is my favorite song on the album. I found it's one of the cutest love song I have ever heard. It got me hooked instantly and made want to hear more from the band. Most of their songs are upbeat, skankable and fun except for the second track, 25 Years, which is a bit more serious and has a slower pace but it is still a great song.
Their lyrics are smart (and sometimes even humoristic); they actually are talking about something and not just throwing sentences that rimes here and there. It reflects some sort of maturity although this is their first CD. Their sound is a bit hard to describe as it has an old and yet modern feeling to it. It is ska but the guitars will also rock from time to time.
I know it is only an EP but it definately deserve a 9/10 since it is an excellent and very satisfying debute in my opinion. Rude City Riot is my best discovery of 2008 and I personally can't wait to see what will come up next.
Favorite Songs: All of them but especially Shots & Pills
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