December 15, 2014


40 Best Albums of 2014

#1Against Me!, 'Transgender Dysphoria Blues'

Transgender issues are a groundbreaking subject for any band, but it seems especially suited for Against Me!’s brand of assaulting punk. A lot of Transgender Dysphoria Blues is thematically about the gender struggles of lead singer Laura Jane Grace, and her journey coming out as trans. But this genre has always been about identity angst, whether you’re venting about sexuality, class or race. So when Grace levels a crowd with a line like, “I want to piss on the walls of your house,” you know it’s coming from an honest place. — Jonathan Stern

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