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"Pink Razors" CD

Bad Taste Records / Fat Wreck Chords

Genres: pop-punk

Bad Taste
Box 1243
221 05 Lund

Nov 8 - 14 2005

The pride and joy of Calgary, Alberta (along with the Flames), Chixdiggit! have been polluting airwaves with their brand of pop-punk justice for the past fourteen years. Pink Razors is their first record for Fat Wreck Chords, and it sees the band in full force, squirting out thirteen infectious, poppy but punky tunes. "Welcome to the Daiso," "C.G.I.T.," and "Nobody Understands Me" seem to be the most melodically successful songs here - "C.G.I.T.'s" monster chorus is especially strong, while "Nobody Understands Me" is ridiculously catchy but lamely angsty. The surrounding cast of songs is pretty solid, with only a bit of filler ("J Crew," "Good Girls").  Many tracks get by on noteworthy, chant-along choruses ("Koo Stark," "Jimmy The Con"), and it's this type of immediate catchiness that helps Pink Razors succeed. To those not particularly enthralled by formulaic but successful pop-punk, this may not be your best bet; however, if power chords, angst, and zippy pop are your cup of tea, Chixdiggit!'s new record needs to find itself in your collection.


Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 13 tracks + 1 hidden, distributed by the label, released 2005]