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Classic Album Review: Millencolin | Home From Home

The Swedish punks deliver their most confident, accomplished and mature release.

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This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


Millencolin live in Sweden, but musically they’ve always been at home in the world of SoCal punks like Bad Religion, Descendants and NOFX.

The boys even went to the source, enlisting BR guitarist and Epitaph founder Brett Gurewitz to produce their last album. And Home From Home proves they learned their lessons well. The most confident, accomplished and mature work of their career, this 13-song disc comes packing hard-hitting drumbeats, chugging buzzsaw guitars, razor-sharp melodic hooks, thinking-man’s punk lyrics and soaring singalong choruses — all smartly arranged and produced by veteran Lou Giordano, a guy whose work with bands like Sugar shows he knows how to polish punky grit to a pop sheen. With this quantum leap, Millencolin finally earn their place next to the bands they grew up worshipping. They should feel right at home.