July 25, 2011
On Vacation, Jeff Rosenstock and co. made a self-proclaimed “beach punk” album. Though the album is much more positive than previous releases, Jeff’s characteristically cynical voice still shines through at the forefront of the music. Like all BtMI releases, the lyrics are still brutally honest and personal, the music is still complex and well-executed, the song structures are still varied and dynamic, but something about this album is undeniably different. More mature? More straight-forward? More polished? All of the above maybe, I can’t really put my finger on it. But this album is fun as shit and makes a great soundtrack for the summer. Seriously, I highly recommend it. Watch the video for “Everybody That You Love” below and tell me that you don’t love every second of it.