Okay, I got Dissent yesterday....I've listened to it 2 or 3 times since....
This is a great album. It's a lot better than I expected. I even like the generic "Bad Religion tempo" songs. Only Rain, The Resist Stance, Pride and the Pallor...awesome. I like the more experimental/poppy ones as well; Someone To Believe makes me think of the No Substance era, Wrong Way Kids makes me think New America, Meeting of the Minds is absolutely evil-sounding (and would've been right at home on New Maps)....but on top of it all, they have a couple of really original-sounding songs that give this record a feel of its own, instead of just feeling like an homage to everything that's already been done. I think my favorite song on here right now is the last track, "I Won't Say Anything."
Dayum. I fucking love this album
For all the things that I never did
For all the places I never was
For all the people I never stopped
But there was nothing I could do..."