Rancid: Let The Dominoes Fall (Hellcat/Epitaph)

“We got it right / you got it wrong / we’re still around” proclaims frontman Tim Armstrong on ‘Last One To Die’. Rancid has sat out most of the Bush years while their friends, like Green Day and NoFX, jumped on the political punk bandwagon. Produced by Epitaph boss and ex-Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz, Let The Dominoes Fall is a vivacious comeback after 6 years for the kings of ska punk. While other punk bands now struggle to find a new enemy, Rancid’s brotherly ethos is still relevant. As for maturing, ‘Civilian Ways’ – a beautiful folk ballad about a solider haunted by war – will definitely cement Rancid’s mohawks into punk rock’s hall of fame. Oi! Oi! Oi!