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Darker Days – Time Again

Darker Days - Time Again Artist: Time Again
Album: Darker Days
Release Date: February 19, 2008
Duration: 32:03
Genre: Pop/Rock
Styles: Alternative/Indie Rock, Punk Revival, Hardcore Punk, Punk-Pop, Punk/New Wave
Recording Location: Tree Fort Studios, Los Angeles, CA

The second album by Los Angeles street punks Time Again follows exactly the precedent established by their debut: Darker Days is straight-up old-school hardcore with just enough of a pop edge on songs like “Lines Are Faded” and the less-than-sincere breakup song “Movin’ On” to potentially appeal to the kids who think Good Charlotte is a punk band. The best songs here are the shortest and hardest, one- or two-minute hardcore blasts like “You’re Goin’ Down” and “TV Static” that bear the most influence of the days of early Black Flag and Circle Jerks. The more commercial songs are pleasantly tuneful, but even more faceless than by-the-numbers pogo fodder like “Montreal (Street Kids)” and “Streetwalker.” It just seems odd that Time Again has committed to this split-the-difference approach of trying to appeal to the Hot Topic crowd as well as the kids who think the Hot Topic crowd are pathetic poseur wannabes: the band is equally blandly competent at both styles of music, but the presence of one seems guaranteed to annoy the fans of the other.

Title/Composer Performer Time
Day Like This / Time Again / Daniel Dart Time Again 2:00
Soon It Will Be / Time Again / Daniel Dart / Elijah Reyes Time Again 2:46
One Way or Another / Time Again / Daniel Dart / Elijah Reyes Time Again 1:56
Lines Are Faded / Time Again / Daniel Dart / Elijah Reyes Time Again 2:33
Darker Days / Time Again / Daniel Dart / Elijah Reyes Time Again 2:34
Lucky / Time Again / Daniel Dart Time Again 2:06
Montreal (Street Kids) / Time Again / Daniel Dart / Elijah Reyes Time Again 2:00
Lookin’ Back / Time Again / Daniel Dart / Elijah Reyes Time Again 3:08
Movin’ On / Time Again / Daniel Dart Time Again 2:25
You’re Goin’ Down / Time Again / Daniel Dart Time Again 1:17
TV Static / Time Again / Daniel Dart / Ryan Purucker / Elijah Reyes Time Again 1:55
Shell Casings / Time Again / Daniel Dart / Ryan Purucker / Elijah Reyes Time Again 2:25
Gonna Get Mine / Time Again / Daniel Dart Time Again 2:13
Outcast / Time Again / Daniel Dart / Elijah Reyes Time Again 2:45
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