12 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

How does a punk follow up a landmark album such as Transgender Dysphoria Blues? For Shape Shift with Me, Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace proves that writing a bunch of brokenhearted pop songs is always a good option. There are plenty of punk ragers here, such as “Dead Rats,” but jangly odes to heartache "Crash" and "Boyfriend" bounce and chime in ways that no other Against Me! songs ever have, while "Rebecca" is a fizzy New Wave ode to the anxiety spawned by new love.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Apple Digital Master

EDITORS’ NOTES

How does a punk follow up a landmark album such as Transgender Dysphoria Blues? For Shape Shift with Me, Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace proves that writing a bunch of brokenhearted pop songs is always a good option. There are plenty of punk ragers here, such as “Dead Rats,” but jangly odes to heartache "Crash" and "Boyfriend" bounce and chime in ways that no other Against Me! songs ever have, while "Rebecca" is a fizzy New Wave ode to the anxiety spawned by new love.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

DeTesch Mode ,

Great album

I really love this album. Like pretty much all of AM!'s work, it's very different from previous albums. The sound is stripped down and yet complex. The subject is "love" but I would say this is the most interesting and complex love album I've ever heard. A mix of punk, 70/80s garage bands, Joan Jett and The Replacements. Norse Truth, Suicide Bomber, Crash and Dead Rats are immediate favorites. Give this a listen...you won't regret it!

Jake-bowling29 ,

Review before its out

I know I'm adding to the number of idiots who put a review out before they hear the entire album but whatever. Inge is adorable. I'm going to put 5 because I really enjoy the single and I'm very excited for the album.

Smash29 ,

More awesomeness from Laura and the boys

Yeah I know only 3 songs have been released so far but between iTunes and 4 live shows in May I've heard 5 songs off this new album and they're great so I have no doubt whatsoever that this will be another great effort from the AM! crew. Ignore the tired old "this isn't punk!!!" complaints and listen for yourself, it's not Reinventing Axl Rose but were you the same person at 35 as you were at 22? No? Well neither is Laura! Go check out the acoustic versions of 333 and Haunts on YouTube as well, she absolutely kills it on both of them!

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