Label: Fat Wreck Lagwagon are the tits. It’s crazy to think a punk band that’s been around for 30 years can not only dodge sounding stale, but sound as captivating as these old punks do on Railer. Perhaps it’s due to a shorter writing process the band undertook this time to capture the good ol' days, but everything about their ninth album sounds fantastic. It’s an adrenaline ride from start to finish that will have you grinning from ear to ear with a sense of pure joy. They’ve effectively captured their ‘90s glory days, and this album genuinely feels like it could have been released anytime between Trashed and Let’s Talk About Feelings. For the thirty minutes you listen to Railer, you’ll recall a simpler time. It’s the age of Ninja Turtles, Tony Hawk Pro-Skater, and Pogs (if you remember them)! Revisiting the past has never felt so damn good – so natural. It’s a nostalgic ride, but in a way that feels oddly refreshing. With all the social media and technology swallowing us whole, it’s a reminder of the pure simplicity we once experienced as kids – a feeling many spend their whole lives just trying to replicate. Railer is the throwback of all throwbacks, both lyrically and musically. Yup, this one’s a keeper.