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Album Review: ANTI-FLAG – Live Acoustic at 11th Street Records

Anti-Flag – Live Acoustic at 11th Street Records

Ten albums into their career, Pittsburgh’s punk heroes Anti-Flag have been giving the establishment the middle finger since 1988. Live Acoustic at 11th Street Records features unplugged versions of some of their best work. Not many albums can grab a person on the first listen; However, this Anti-Flag compilation is the exception. [columns] [column size=”1/3″]

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Artist: Anti-Flag
Album Title: Live Acoustic at 11th Street Records
Release Date: 20 November 2015
Playing Time: 00:35:16
Label: Spinefarm Records


[list style=”music”] [li]Fabled World[/li] [li]This is the End[/li] [li]Broken Bones[/li] [li]Brandenburg Gate[/li] [li]1915[/li] [li]One Trillion Dollars[/li] [li]Without End[/li] [li]Turncoat[/li] [li]Die for the Government[/li] [/list]
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Songs like “Fabled World” from American Spring commands the listener’s attention, while “This is the End” is a beautiful example highlighting the harmony between the lead vocals and the wonderful chord structure of the song. The storytelling style of “Brandenburg Gate” only encourages research into the history of the German landmark and the political thoughts found in the lyrics. This CD gives the listener the feeling that they are in the crowd, and the acoustic setting helps to create a relaxing mood.

anti-flagWhile you do get a sense of pop-punk styling and happy melodies, there is a method to the madness of Anti-Flag. Their songs are engaging and honest, and tackle meaningful issues like political corruption, suicide, class struggle, and human rights. These are just a few of the topics in their world. Punk music represents the original spirit of rock and roll – that nothing is sacred and everything should be questioned – and Anti-Flag‘s Live Acoustic at 11th Street Records embodies this completely. Do yourself a favor and buy this record. Now!!!



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