As evidenced by the title, the Vandals haven't grown up at all on their fifth album, Live Fast Diarrhea. Neither their humor nor their musical skills have developed past the junior-high level, as they still pound out three-chord punk at a fast clip, shouting out jokey vulgarities. Admittedly, this has a limited appeal -- at this point, even longtime fans might be finding their attack a little tiresome -- but Live Fast Diarrhea is just as good as any of the band's records. If you know what you're getting into, you won't be disappointed.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine