– By Brandon Callies –
Against Me! is back with a new album and new appearance, but the sound remains the same. The band’s new record, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, is as intense as it is heartfelt. The band tackles the elephant in the room right out of the gate with the title track ,”Transgender Dysphoria Blues,” which openly speaks about ,singer, Laura Jane Grace’s gender modification.
The album is a roller coaster, both in musical diversity and emotion. Transgender Dysphoria Blues is a rare find in punk music. The album is mainstream enough to grab radio play while lyrically angry and, at times, crude which would appeal to to the more traditional punk fan.
Against Me! offers a great balance with their sixth studio album. It proves that great art is made through great adversity.