Vinyl Colour: black Release: 2012 Label: FAT WRECK Records
After more than a quarter century as a band, not only is NOFX not slowing things down, but they're actually getting more aggressive. It's like they've got some sort of Benjamin Button shit going on. "Self/Entitled" is NOFX's 12th studio full-length, yet it feels as potent as any material they've ever released. Rather than drifting off into a land of forgettable and mindless rehashes of their older material like many other veteran acts, NOFX approached "Self/Entitled" with a reinvigorated virility. The 12 tracks fully embrace the hostile early L.A. punk sound while maintaining just the right amount of that trademark technical and melodic sound that NOFX is renowned for. As with all NOFX albums, the subject matter on "Self/Entitled" is diverse (politics, religion, S&M, etc.), but there is a more cohesive mood this time around. The majority of the songs display a more personal perspective from Fat Mike, which lends a more intimate feeling to the album overall.