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Against Me!: 23 Live Sex Acts [Digipak]

Track List

>FUCKMYLIFE666
>Pints of Guinness Make You Strong
>Cliché Guevara
>True Trans Soul Rebel
>I Was a Teenage Anarchist
>New Wave
>Walking Is Still Honest
>Turn Those Clapping Hands Into Angry Balled Fists
>Transgender Dysphoria Blues
>Pretty Girls (The Mover)
>I Still Love You Julie
>High Pressure Low
>Don't Lose Touch
>Miami
>White Crosses
>Osama Bin Laden as the Crucified Christ
>How Low
>Black Me Out
>Thrash Unreal
>Unconditional Love
>Ocean, The
>Sink, Florida, Sink
>We Laugh at Danger and Break All the Rules

Album Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 3 stars out of 5 -- "It's a loose affair, but Grace's sheer exuberance keeps it exciting."

Clash (magazine) - "23 LIVE SEX ACTS is the perfect culmination of where this band sit today: at the top of their songwriting and live-performance game."

Album Notes

Audio Mixer: Marc Jacob Hudson.

Recording information: The Gritty Clit - Kiev, Indiana (02/28/2014).

At 83 minutes, 23 Live Sex Acts carries considerable weight. It's heftier than the average live album, suggesting this isn't a mere way of biding time while Against Me! regroup and work on new material. Instead, 23 Live Sex Acts plays a bit like a consolidation, a way for leader Laura Jane Grace to draw explicit connections between the group unveiled on 2014's Transgender Dysphoria Blues and the band that existed a decade prior. The change isn't limited to Grace's transition: apart from guitarist James Bowman, this is a different band than the one showcased on 2006's Americans Abroad!!! Against Me!!! Live in London!!!, the last time Against Me! released a live album. They're older now but they feel hungrier, speeding through a career-spanning set with a vigor and purpose that rivals the energy of a band still cutting its teeth. This excitement can be exhausting over the course of nearly 90 minutes, but that's also an attribute: this version of Against Me! throws everything it has into a performance and while that passion may be overwhelming, it's also potent and thrilling. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine



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