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Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues

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Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Release Date: January 21, 2014
Record Label: Total Treble
This review was written by an AP.net staff member.
Transgender Dysphoria Blues is the record Laura Jane Grace has been screaming to get out for many years. Two May’s ago, the Against Me! front woman revealed her lifelong struggle with gender dysphoria and came out as a transgender woman. After a flurry of press and support followed by a desolate and bleak recording process that almost killed the band rises an album that shuts out all the white noise and delivers the best Against Me! album ever. Laura Jane Grace has a lot to get off her chest, so it’ll be best if you give one of the most essential punk records of our era your full and undivided attention.

Grace immediately throws down the gauntlet on the album’s opening title track. Seething with attitude, Grace furiously lays everything on the table by exclaiming, “You want them to notice/the ragged ends of your summer dress./You want them to see you/like they see every other girl./They just see a faggot
 
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02:47 AM on 01/24/14
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hectorial85
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Great review as always Drew. Love this band/album.
05:31 AM on 01/24/14
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Really enjoyed this album a lot.
05:52 AM on 01/24/14
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first song is a jammer. I just ordered the LP the other night.
05:57 AM on 01/24/14
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Great great album
06:19 AM on 01/24/14
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i've been listening to this like nonstop for a week. she illustrates what being trans is like so fucking well, at least for me.

i think my favorite song has to be Paralytic States.
06:30 AM on 01/24/14
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great job, this album is awesome.
06:41 AM on 01/24/14
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This is my album of the year so far. My favorite songs at the moment are Transgender Dysphoria Blues and Paralytic States
07:21 AM on 01/24/14
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I had never heard of AM! before, but the whole story with Grace got me interested. This is a great album, and a spot-on review!
07:38 AM on 01/24/14
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what a cool album. usually takes me a couple spins to really get into an album. i was hooked instantly on this one.
07:38 AM on 01/24/14
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This record is so goddamn fantastic. It's the best record I've heard in quite some time.
07:44 AM on 01/24/14
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First and last songs are among the best written by the band. Last song really adds a new layer musically that was missing most of the album. Both share the energy that make this record special.
07:53 AM on 01/24/14
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Very nicely done. This record rules, for plenty of reasons. Personally never having been more than a casual AM! listener, I've had this on repeat for the past couple of weeks and actually feel like it might be the best, most accessible and most natural starting point as an AM! record.
08:38 AM on 01/24/14
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I've been listening to AM! since Eternal Cowboy came out, and I was pretty sure that their "best album" had already been made....and then they went and made this one. Holy crap, I love it. :)
08:52 AM on 01/24/14
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So, I thought that the first couple of tracks sounded really rough and poorly mixed in regards to the drums. They sounded so muddy. Did I just hear a bad stream or did other people hear that as well?

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