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The Hollow Points – Bullet Holes in City Walls

Posted by July 17th, 2003 No Comments »

The Hollow Points
Bullet Holes in City Walls
Dirtnap/Pop Militia Records
By Michael Lewis

The Hollow Points are a local punk rock outfit that has obviously spent time worshipping at the altar of Bad Religion, the Dead Kennedys – two of my all time favorites – and The Clash. Unfortunately, they don’t live up to the legacy of any of these bands. Rather than directing their rage in a cohesive fashion, the band flies their sophomoric middle finger to the world at large.

The Hollow Points
Bullet Holes in City Walls
Dirtnap/Pop Militia Records
By Michael Lewis

The Hollow Points are a local punk rock outfit that has obviously spent time worshipping at the altar of Bad Religion, the Dead Kennedys – two of my all time favorites – and The Clash. Unfortunately, they don’t live up to the legacy of any of these bands. Rather than directing their rage in a cohesive fashion, the band flies their sophomoric middle finger to the world at large. The album is essentially handicapped by the tired and empty lyrics; the band tries to “get political”, to instill the songs with Great Social Meaningâ„¢, but they use meaningless slogans to get their point across. In other words: they never say why. Why are they angry? Why are they so desperate? Why is the world a steaming bag of crap? Rage is a tool – rage isn’t supposed to be the objective.

There is one good thing about the album: the music is well written and arranged. Sadly, that’s not really the point here. – (6/10)


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