Chixdiggit! – Pink Razors

Chixdiggit!
Pink Razors

The words “pop-punk” are a great conversation starter because they bring about a wide range of reactions. For some, images of mall kids with Sum 41 shirts instantly crop up in their minds. For others, great albums like Double Plaidinum by Lagwagnon will be the first thing they think of. Thankfully Chixdiggit! is more so the latter than the former.

Musically, Chixdiggit! brings to mind acts like NOFX, Lagwagon, and the like, and there is definitely a bit of a power-pop edge to the songwriting. Expect faster-paced, melodic punk with plenty of energy and snotty attitude. Bass lines bounce in and out of the songs while the drums keep a solid rhthmic foundation through out the disc.

As an album, Chixdiggit!’s fourth full-length, Pink Razors, is decent enough. It is catchy and tollerable but lacks a lot of originality. Pop this sucker in at a party and the energy will no doubt pep up the party-goers, but for a self-fulfilling listen, this doesn’t quite cut it.

Not a lot has changed over the years for this Canadian group, but the formula is simple, tried and true. I would definitely say this is a cookie-cutter type album, as it is more or less the same as the other three the band has released, but it has worked pretty well for them thus far. If you like fun music, by all means, check this out because it is about as fun as it gets. I like to keep a few albums like this around to just crank up in the car and hang out with friends. For a more cerebral, engaging listen, my suggestion would be to look elsewhere.