Monday, 29 September 2008

The Aquabats - Charge!!

The Aquabats are quite possibly the absolute best superhero/pop band you'll ever meet. Their roots start with a poppy-ska, and after misplacing their horn section settled on a keyboard. Their roots even contain Travis Barker, who drummed for their 1996 album The Fury of the Aquabats! (pre Blink-182).

Charge!! is their latest album. It's full of super-poppy anthems and an overall fun feel. Songs like Nerd Alert! and Look at Me (I'm a Winner) poke fun at the idea of what "cool" is in a hoky yet lovable sort of way. The Aquabats embrace the idea of individuality...through uniforms. Their shows resemble a Saturday morning cartoon show, with an enemy and cereal commercials to match.

Overall, The Aquabats are an adorable sort of band you can love. Or at least I do.


Quicksilver said...

You kidding? These guys rule!

trollmaster said...

I can't believe you upped the Aquabats. I actually laughed out loud.

Great band.

Anonymous said...

Your link didn't work for me.. Could you repost or inform me on how to access that album please?

Jesse said...