The four hundredth album: #400 The Only Ones - The Only Ones

While nominally a punk album - and featuring some tracks that go in that direction - The Only Ones feels just as often like a pop rock album, featuring love songs rather than political creeds. It's far from uncommon in punk - some bands were obviously more establishment than others - but it feels like the band is just as much a post punk band that uses it in some of their songs, but avoids it as often. Musically, it leads to a mix of songs of different proficiency, with the poppier tracks being more interesting to listen to. Lyrically, they don't do much for me, but there are some interesting attempts to do something different in the album - even if it doesn't always hold up as a whole.