Release Date: July 20, 2004
Reviewed by Sonya Sutherland
B is for B-sides is comprised of the tracks that didn’t make Less Than Jakes’ not-so-much-ska-but-more-pop-punk release Anthem, which seemed to alienate some of their these-guys-are-so-ska fans who wanted their prominent horn section. The tracks from B is for B-sides seem to be the missing bride between Less Than Jakes’ usual horn heavy sound and their newer material found on Anthem.
A short album (under a half hour) warrants a short review so, if your pressed for time, check out Portrait of a Cigarette Smoker, Last Rites To Sleepless Nights, and Bridge and Tunnel Authority, I don’t know if this half album is worth its full sticker price, but its certainly worth a listen.