With a lot more energy and "oomph!" to go along with their East Coast angst, the Bouncing Souls return with their second album, Maniacal Laughter. The songs are a lot faster, and the occasional down-on-their-luck attitude still lingers, but at the same time they celebrate the joys of going on tour, friendship, and constantly reminiscing about the old days. With that lyrical content alone in mind, the Souls have the ability to bring everyone together in one room regardless of their differences or musical tastes. And with their soundtrack to go along with these words, dancing and chanting along to even their Johnny Cash cover of "Born to Lose" is inevitable.
AllMusic Review by Mike DaRonco
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