Gameface's indie rock style never before was captured as decidedly rocking as on Always On, as the band stripped away much of their punk exterior to offer ten solid tunes that continued to prove why they were such a cult favorite. Jeff Caudill's expertise remains the guiding force behind the band's achievements, as his honed vocals make even the simplistic lyrical content that much more powerful and true. Though Always On may have been overlooked by some as a rougher Matchbox Twenty when it was released, it is an excellent rock album that is not reliant on repetitive hooks to leave an impression on the listener. The album also allowed the band to acknowledge the ongoing rivalry between them and Texas Is the Reason, yet its main appeal comes in the form of ten easy-to-digest rock & roll tunes that embody the life that thrives in the underground scene. This may not be the best album Gameface ever released, but is a must for any longtime fan.
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AllMusic Review by Jason D. Taylor