Lagwagon

Double Plaidinum

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Though Lagwagon have been performing the same brand of melodic punk that bands such as blink-182 have built their success on for years, an appreciation of their efforts seems lacking. The cover of Double Plaidinum seems to mock that anonymity, featuring a tongue-in-cheek, self-awarded plaid record for reaching "nearly satisfactory sales figures." All jokes aside, the album boasts another dozen solid tracks, each worthy of airplay though they may need the jump to a major label in order to have their material heard. Then again, mass appeal may not be their objective, as the band seems quite lively as it on cuts like "Making Friends" and "To All My Friends." An indie favorite with good reason.

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