Monday, May 10, 2021

AJJ: “The Bible 2” Album Review

By: Skylar Secord/Content Editor


Listening to Andrew Jackson Jihad (or AJJ for those who don’t want their word count to exceed 5,000) is like sitting in a small desert city that is completely cut off from the rest of the world.  This small, strange, desert town is also infested with angry twenty year old’s who yell a lot.  AJJ was formed in Phoenix, Arizona in 2004 and they’ve been recognized for their off-kilter lyrics since the beginning.  Their main themes usually include poverty, mental illness, humanity, and of course religion.

The most recent anti-folk album the band has released is titled “The Bible 2”.  The band has changed much over the past years, and have slowly morphed out of their original two-piece punk set.  Instead of the angry, desert, adolescence, we see this new full-band set leaning towards something that reminds us more of happier kids making music in a suburban garage.  They are just barely holding onto their angry punk roots by a thread, but that’s alright.  Just like people, bands change.

So if you’re into the slow indie ballads, and some softer punk rock then this is the album for you.

Logan Burdick
Logan Burdick is a 12th grade, first year journalism student. He is the National Honor Society Secretary and an FBLA Reporter in the Blue Ridge chapters, and also participates in theatre. You can find him on Twitter and Facebook.


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