Rancid - ...And Out Came The Wolves
Sometimes, the stars align and everything comes together perfectly. Enter Rancid’s “…And Out Come The Wolves”. Commercially, the timing couldn’t have been better. It was the mid-90’s and punk rock had just become the next big thing. Again. And Rancid were ready. They were firing on all cylinders and packed an unreal amount of sublime hooks on this album. They never let up all the way to the last of the album’s 19 songs. And they did all that without becoming soft at all. Both Armstrong’s and Frederiksen’s gritty, snotty singing styles and their honest storytelling ensured that they didn’t lose the streets on their way to stardom. Did I mention the ridiculous amount of genius hooks? Punk rock perfection.