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Llamas
09-08-2010, 09:04 AM
I know there are quite a few threads about them, and I've always liked this band, but these last couple weeks I've been REALLY into them for the first time. I downloaded their entire catalog and have been listening to all of it - normally I listened to my favorite songs.

So I'm curious about everyone's favorite and least favorite albums. Of the albums I already had, Stranger than Fiction was always my favorite, but I think that's changing. Right now I dig New Maps of Hell and No Control the most... New America used to be my least favorite, but right now I really can't get into No Substance. Feel free to give elaborate responses - I'll read them.

WebDudette
09-08-2010, 11:05 AM
I used to hide my porn in my Bad Religion folder.

jacknife737
09-08-2010, 11:32 AM
Favorite, probably the Empire Strikes First. Lyrically, I think it's one of their best efforts. And I love it when they branch out from their traditional song format: and "Boot Stamping on a Human Face Forever" is a perfect example of that: it may be a slower song, but it's one of my favorite tracks from the band.

Least favorite: well, i don't actually think it's their worst (which is probably like New America or something) but i'm not really a fan of Recipe For Hate. It's got a couple decent tracks (ie, American Jesus) but as a whole, it really didn't "click" with me.

Outerspaceman21
09-08-2010, 01:59 PM
Yeah, my favorites are the same as yours, Lamas. Stranger Than Fiction, No Control and New Maps of Hell. New Maps, in my opinion, was better than Empire. Empire had some really great songs on it, but it's a tight race between the two with New Maps coming out just a little ahead.

My least favorite, despite having their signature song on it, was Recipe for Hate. I also didn't like New America and The Gray Race, but I did like No Substance. I like "Sowing the Seeds of a Utopia" and "The Voracious March Of Godliness". I can understand people complaints about it, but I still dig some of the tunes on their, unlike Gray Race or New America.

coke_a_holic
09-08-2010, 02:32 PM
Least favorite: well, i don't actually think it's their worst (which is probably like New America or something) but i'm not really a fan of Recipe For Hate. It's got a couple decent tracks (ie, American Jesus) but as a whole, it really didn't "click" with me.

This is actually kind of funny. The reason I never got into Bad Religion is because my neighbor lent me this cd and told me it was their best and I fell asleep listening to it and gave it back to him.

Huh.

dff_punk
09-08-2010, 03:42 PM
Recipe For Hate might have some real letdowns (for example "Lookin' in" is one of the least interesting songs they ever did imho) but it has some of their best work (i.e. Skyscraper is pure brilliance). Still this might be my least favorite BR album. My most favorite might be No Substance, it's a really underrated album and has a lot of underappreciated songs, mainly music-wise, lyrically they have better stuff. Funny thing is, Recipe For Hate and No Substance are those albums which might have the most "unusual-for-bad-religion" tracks. So I guess I like all other albums equally. (not counting Into The Unknown, no one knows they ever released that abomination :D )

Alex101
09-08-2010, 04:05 PM
My favorite BR albums are mostly the Brett Gurewitz era albums, including How Could Hell Be Any Worse?, Suffer, No Control and Stranger Than Fiction.

And my least favorite? Most likely The Gray Race and/or anything without Brett, which I'm not a fan of. Sure, The Gray Race has some great tracks (including "A Walk" and "Punk Rock Song"), but with Brett not in it, I kinda find it boring. And for No Substance and The New America? Same complaint about The Gray Race.

cool 2 hate 681
09-08-2010, 04:35 PM
And my least favorite? Most likely The Gray Race and/or anything without Brett, which I'm not a fan of. Sure, The Gray Race has some great tracks (including "A Walk" and "Punk Rock Song"), but with Brett not in it, I kinda find it boring. And for No Substance and The New America? Same complaint about The Gray Race.

but brett was on new america he co wrote and played guitar on the song believe It

Alex101
09-08-2010, 07:15 PM
but brett was on new america he co wrote and played guitar on the song believe It
I know, but I just can't stand any Bad Religion without Brett, he's just one of my favorite guitarists.

jacknife737
09-09-2010, 02:51 PM
I think i like the Gray Race more than most: Cease especially is a great song.

Llamas
09-10-2010, 01:44 AM
I know, but I just can't stand any Bad Religion without Brett, he's just one of my favorite guitarists.

I think his point was this:


The New America? Same complaint about The Gray Race.

Your complaint about The Gray Race:


Most likely The Gray Race and/or anything without Brett, which I'm not a fan of. Sure, The Gray Race has some great tracks (including "A Walk" and "Punk Rock Song"), but with Brett not in it, I kinda find it boring.

So, since Brett *was* on The New America, your reason makes no sense.

So I get that people don't like the non-Brett era... but I'm surprised so many people hate The New America. It was my least favorite of the few albums I'd heard before, but now that I've heard them all, I really don't think The New America is bad.

Supa
09-10-2010, 08:24 AM
I pretty much like everything from Recipe For Hate onwards. Before that, everything else is just average punk to me, nothing really stands out. Except for Into The Unknown, I really liked it, but it sounded nothing like the rest of their catalog, I think.

And their S/T is absolutely awful.

ad8
09-10-2010, 12:45 PM
My Least favourite BR album would be their Self-titled, I guess.

It is way harder to decide on a favourite album, but I think No Control just did it as an album. There are many really marvellous songs on many albums, but No Control is just a flawless album, Sanity and The World Won't Stop Without You being the only songs I tend to occasionally skip. But then again, it has songs like No Control, You, I Want To Conquer The World, It Must Look Pretty Appealing and I Want Something More that I am just lacking words for to describe the amount of admiration I have for them.

dff_punk
09-10-2010, 06:20 PM
Imho, if No Control would not have "The World Won't Stop Without You" , it would be a flawless album.

Ninty Man
09-10-2010, 06:50 PM
I pretty much like everything from Recipe For Hate onwards. Before that, everything else is just average punk to me, nothing really stands out. Except for Into The Unknown, I really liked it, but it sounded nothing like the rest of their catalog, I think.

And their S/T is absolutely awful.

Their self titled is like every punk album of the era, with no sound quality, but has The Bad Religion Song, which I find awesome.

And... well... Into the Unknown is something like...Creed to grunge... yes, that should explain my feeling to that record.

I LOVE New America, I think even that is kinda poppy, and has some bad songs- well, specifically I love my computer is a bad song- I think is the more honest Bad Religion album in a while, and it has a good production. Is a shame fans constantly prays for Recipe for Hate, which I dislike.

The pre- generator albums has really good points, like no control, which I find kinda overrated as an album. Suffer is definitely not that good, I mean, is pretty much the same over and over, except for suffer, 1000 more fools and do what you want.

against the grain for ME is their top in the hardcore era, anesthesia, modern man, entropy...

The New Brett era is... sometimes great, sometimes meh. it has the worst bad religion songs since into the unknown- the lie, you don't belong, beyond electronic dreams, lost pilgrim- but has great moments as well.
Bad religion will be always my second favorite band... XD

Homer
09-10-2010, 07:29 PM
The best Bad Religion album is Against The Grain.

That is all.

Supa
09-10-2010, 09:54 PM
Forgot to say my favorite is probably New Maps Of Hell.

ThunderPX
09-11-2010, 08:20 AM
Empire Strikes First is horribly overrated. The first three songs or so are pretty decent, then it's just boring.

cool 2 hate 681
09-11-2010, 11:18 AM
Forgot to say my favorite is probably New Maps Of Hell.

that is my favorite album as well

Ninty Man
09-11-2010, 08:07 PM
I wrote a lot ....

Llamas
09-12-2010, 07:34 AM
Those of you who dig Recipe for Hate (though I think most everyone has expressed dislike for this album), have you heard Streetlight Manifesto's new cover of "Skyscraper"? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn0t1TfNdao

I actually like it more than the original...

dff_punk
09-12-2010, 09:09 AM
When I heard the words "Streetlight Manifesto" and "Skyscraper", I just knew this is gonna be awesome. I was not wrong :) Their Linoleum cover is great too.

Outerspaceman21
09-12-2010, 01:58 PM
Skyscraper is actually one of the tracks I like on the album. That, American Jesus, Kerosene, and a few others what good songs, but the album was just boring in my opinion.

cool 2 hate 681
09-12-2010, 03:30 PM
Those of you who dig Recipe for Hate (though I think most everyone has expressed dislike for this album), have you heard Streetlight Manifesto's new cover of "Skyscraper"? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn0t1TfNdao

I actually like it more than the original...

thanks i haven't seen that before:) recipe for hate is one of my favorite bad religion albums

Mr. Punk Pirate
07-07-2014, 09:23 PM
There are too many Bad Religion albums that I consider my favorite, but my most favorite is probably "No Control".

My least favorite is probably "Into the Unknown". I know many Bad Religion fans do not like that album, and in my opinion, it does not sound like a Bad Religion album.