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A are, in short, a fantastic band. However, after two frenetically happy albums under their collective belts, and a pretty little live album, they are still yet to recieve the recognition they so rightly deserve. In a world dominated of american pop-punk bands, it seems insane that a band of this quality - catchy/heavy/fast punk that makes you wanna pogo and mosh till your feet fall off, and a live show that easily out does any band on the planet (anyone see them at Reading 2000?) - aren't getting wall-to-wall airplay and top 10 singles like their yanky-cousins. All this could change with the release of their third studio album "Hi-Fi Serious" in 2002 - a cd that's sure to include more than its fair share of uplifting, but meaningful, monster pop-songs. For the impatient amongst you, go+buy "A vs Monkey Kong", and "How Ace Are Buildings" - both understated classics - and keep a keen eye out for any tour dates near you.
A, a band renowned for their previous touring with bands such as the Offspring, Symposium and the Bloodhound Gang, have immense talent, yet are fairly unheard of in England. A tour in America, to promote themselves, apparently went quite well - the audiences seemed to love them. Anyway, this their second album is by far the best, although 'How ace are buildings' is still quite amazing. They have changed somewhat since that album, yet they still amaze and entertain with the same unpredicatability as when I was attracted to them a few years ago at Breeze festival in Leeds. It took me a while to grow to like this album as it is so different, but Jason and the gang prove that they still have what it takes to make it big, so to speak. This album is recommended for all fans of funny punky-pop tunes. No record collection is complete without it!