Adults!!!: Smart!!! Shithammered!!! And Excited by Nothing!!!!!!!

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Adults!!!: Smart!!! Shithammered!!! And Excited by Nothing!!!!!!!
Adults!.jpg
The version of the cover used for the vinyl release
Studio album by Bomb the Music Industry!
Released February 8, 2010
Genre Ska punk, pop punk
Length 21:40
Label Quote Unquote
Producer Bomb the Music Industry!, Jeff Rosenstock
Bomb the Music Industry! chronology
Others! Others! Volume 1
(2009)
Adults!!!: Smart!!! Shithammered!!! And Excited by Nothing!!!!!!!
(2010)
Vacation
(2011)

Adults!!!: Smart!!! Shithammered!!! And Excited by Nothing!!!!!!! is a studio album by Bomb the Music Industry! which was released digitally on February 8, 2010 via Quote Unquote Records. Adults!!! is the only Bomb the Music Industry! album to not contain samples of television shows, movies, phone messages or other songs between tracks.

Background[edit]

A slightly different version of "Struggler" was previously released as a single on December 24, 2009. The original version was recorded without a full band in Jeff Rosenstock's bedroom as a tribute to "Sweet Home Cananada", released five years before.[1] It was recorded, mixed and released in only five days.[2]

Release[edit]

Adults!!! was released on February 8, 2010. Initially released as an EP, the band has more recently acknowledged the record as a "mini-album", similar to To Leave or Die in Long Island.[3] Upon release there was no set cover art for the album; instead eight different versions of cover art showed up randomly on the Quote Unquote download page, each featuring a color filtered photograph of someone who appears on the album with the word "ADULTS!" across the cover. When the album was released on vinyl by Really Records, a ninth image in the same style was used as the cover. In March, the band performed at Harvest of Hope Fest.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "You Still Believe in Me?" – 4:00
  2. "Planning My Death" – 1:57
  3. "Slumlord" – 2:36
  4. "All Ages Shows" – 4:20
  5. "Big Ending" – 0:29
  6. "The First Time I Met Sanawon" – 3:26
  7. "Struggler" – 4:52

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Punknews.org4/5 stars[5]
Sputnikmusic4.5/5 stars[6]
Exclaim!positive[7]

Exclaim! named "Adults!..." No. 10 in their Punk Albums of 2010.[8] Exclaim! writer Ben Conoley said "Listening to the album is like attending a really exciting party where everyone is extremely fun but equally self-aware and well-read. Even with a little melancholy, BTMI! reminds us of how much fun life is."

Personnel[edit]

  • Jeff Rosenstock – vocals, guitars, saxophone, keyboards
  • John DeDomenici – bass
  • Tom Malinowski – guitar
  • Matt Keegan – trombone, vocals
  • Mike Costa – drums
  • Laura Stevenson – vocals
  • Neil Callaghan – farfisa organ
  • Christine Mackie – glockenspiel, vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bomb the Music Industry!". Bombthemusicindustry.tumblr.com. December 24, 2009. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  2. ^ "Bomb The Music Industry! release 'Adults!!!...' EP". Punknews.org. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  3. ^ http://reallyrecords.bigcartel.com/product/bomb-the-music-industry-adults-smart-shithammered-and-excited-by-nothing
  4. ^ Yancey, Bryne, Aubin (January 14, 2010). "Harvest of Hope Fest to feature Billy Bragg, forgetters, Leatherface, more". Punknews.org. Aubin Paul. Retrieved May 22, 2018. 
  5. ^ Punknews.org review
  6. ^ Sputnikmusic review
  7. ^ Exclaim! review
  8. ^ "Year in Review: Punk". Exclaim!. 

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