Against Me! Delivers their sophomore Fat release (after a brillant DVD) and this time it is serious business.
The band really did a real evolution through their career, and Searching For a Former Clarity is their top notch work, with slow rhythmatic songs, anthemic tunes, singalong parts and socially aware lyrics. The disc opens up with Miami, a slow ballad with strong gang vocals and amazing guitar works, then it goes on with Mediocrity Gets You Pears (The Shaker), a punk song ala Clash with a chord progression that is incredible. My favorite songs come with Unprotected Sex With Multiple Partners, a semi country-ish song that deal with the music business, and From Her Lips To God's Ears (The Energizer), about the politics of the US government.
The disc then slows down with tunes as Violence and Pretty Girls (The Mover), which is almost a pop song, with Tom's amazing vocals to remind is this is still AM!:. How Low is an acoustic tunes, and so is Joy. The disc ends with Even At Our Worst We're Still Better Than Most (The Roller), a ballad, Problems, which is a really punk anthem and the closer Searching For A Former Clarity, which is a sad song, very slow and rhythmatic.
The disc is seriously the best work the band ever did, with a lot of different atmospheres and moments, and the general feeling you get while listening to the album is that Against Me! Is by far one of the most true and admirable band around today.