White Crosses 2007's New Wave was an artistic and commercial breakthrough for Against Me!, the formerly stripped-down punk act, setting frontman Tom Gabel's strident, socially aware lyrics… White Crosses 2007's New Wave was an artistic and commercial breakthrough for Against Me!, the formerly stripped-down punk act, setting frontman Tom Gabel's strident, socially aware lyrics… 2010-06-08 Against Me! Rock
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White Crosses (2010)

Against Me! | SO MUCH MORE Against Me!
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SO MUCH MORE Against Me!
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jun 08, 2010; Lead Performance: Against Me!; Genre: Rock

2007's New Wave was an artistic and commercial breakthrough for Against Me!, the formerly stripped-down punk act, setting frontman Tom Gabel's strident, socially aware lyrics against melodic hooks via producer Butch Vig. That relationship is revisited on White Crosses, and whaddaya know, it is possible to merrily sing along with lines like ''We were bashing our brains out on a kitchen cabinet.'' B+

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Originally posted May 26, 2010 Published in issue #1105-1106 Jun 04, 2010 Order article reprints