June 13, 2000
Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Punk, Punk Revival, Skatepunk, Punk-Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Punk/New Wave

Album Review

Longtime fans of independent punk giants NOFX will be happy that for Pump Up the Valuum the band changed absolutely nothing about their sound. All the songs follow the group's now standard three-chord punk style with witty songs that rip on the world around them. The most notable tracks are those that take aim at the music business. "Dinosaurs Will Die" is about the impending change in the music industry with the MP3 explosion, while "Stanger Than Fishin'" (an obvious knock on former label mates Bad Religion's song "Stranger Than Fiction") goes after industry phonies. The album also contains some of the band's signature gross-out tunes "Lousie" and "My Vagina." While not as good as Punk in Drublic or The Longest Line, it should satisfy most punk fans' cravings.
Curtis Zimmermann, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. And Now for Something Completely Similar
  2. Take Two Placebos and Call Ma Lame
  3. What's the Matter With Parents Today?
  4. Dinosaurs Will Die
  5. Thank God It's Monday
  6. Clams Have Feelings Too
  7. Louise
  8. Stranger Than Fishin'
  9. Pharmacist's Daughter
  10. Bottles to the Ground
  11. Total Bummer
  12. My Vagina
  13. Herojuana
  14. Theme from a Nofx Album
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