Snuff – “5-4-3-2-1…Perhaps?”

Album Reviews | Apr 22nd, 2013

Record Label: Fat Wreck Chords
Genre: Punk
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It’s been a very long time since the wacky Brits in Snuff have decided to bless the punk rock masses with a new album. Have they changed much since the turn of the century? Are there more or less horns? Have they gone all pop?
Nah…the Snuff sound of punk rock, horns and Hammonds is still intact and in true form. There are furious punk tracks like the opening song “In The Stocks” and “Mumbo Jumbo”…one of the fastest Snuff songs in their catalog, there are horn and organ-heavy songs such as “EFL” and “All Good Things” and then there are the usual insane Snuff songs that are all over the place. “Mary Poppins” immediately comes to mind. It has a pop rock folky sound to it while also reminding me of the Who. Yep…that’s Snuff for you.

While I’m not sure where “5-4-3-2-1…Perhaps?” fits in with the classic Snuff stuff of the 90’s, I do know that any new Snuff is a welcome addition to my music collection. It doesn’t seem like these old gents have actually aged at all and they’re still making the music that they want to make and everyone else is better off because of it.

Bottom Line: Give me new Snuff any day of the week. All of the elements that make Snuff great can be found throughout “5-4-3-2-1…Perhaps?”.
Notable Tracks: All Good Things, In The Stocks, EFL, There Goes the Waltzinblack
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