Buck-O-Nine – Twenty-Eight Teeth: #578 of best 1,000 albums ever!

Buck-O-Nine - Twenty-Eight Teeth

So why is Buck-O-Nine’s Twenty-Eight Teeth on this best 1,000 albums ever thing?

I’ve always thought of “My Town” as a quintessential ‘90s ska punk song, but it’s important to emphasize that Buck-O-Nine leans into ska side of ska punk here – and throughout Twenty-Eight Teeth – meaning this is super friendly, upbeat, bouncy and fun ska punk.

There’s also a bright sun shiny feel to “My Town” that reflects that Buck-O-Nine’s “my town” is San Diego, California. The horns are perfectly layered in here, too, just enough to give the song a nice additional dimension and flavor.

“Jennifer’s Cold” has a really fun, jaunty (infectious?) sound that matches the snarky, lighthearted narrative, which is that “Jennifer has got a cold and everyone has got to know.” Presidential advisories are referenced, let us say.

Twenty-Eight Teeth is really strong throughout – if it has a flaw, it’s that the sound isn’t wildly varied from track to track, but that’s a small quibble. On that note, songs like “Round Kid” and “Record Store” hold up really well as representing Buck-O-Nine’s upbeat, danceable, heavy-on-the-ska ska punk vibe. And that’s a vibe that I can still very much get with.

Some stats & info about Buck-O-Nine – Twenty-Eight Teeth

  • What kind of musical stylings does this album represent? Rock Music, Ska Punk, SoCal Bands, Alternative Rock, Third Wave Ska Revival
  • Rolling Stone’s greatest 500 albums ranking – not ranked!
  • All Music’s rating4 out of 5 stars
  • When was Twenty-Eight Teeth released? 1997
  • My ranking, the one you’re reading right now – #578 out of 1,000

Buck-O-Nine’s Twenty-Eight Teeth on Spotify

A lyrical snippet from Buck-O-Nine’s Twenty-Eight Teeth that’s evocative of the album in some way, maybe

My soul is sound when I’m in my hometown, yeah, and no place I’d rather be.

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