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Face To Face

602 Ignorance Is Bliss by Face To Face

Ignorance Is Bliss

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Trever Keith, Scott Shiflett, Chad Blinman

Face To Face's 1999 stylistic shift from skate punk to alternative rock alienated some fans while others discovered a deep and layered gem

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Face To Face had established themselves over their first three albums as a skate punk band with elements of Bad Religion and Hüsker Dü. But for 1999's Ignorance Is Bliss, they purposely showed the tempos and expanded the pallet to a much more alternative rock sound. That left some fans confused, others angry, but also welcomed new listeners into the fold. Depending on whether you're a punk purist or prefer creative detours, there is plenty to enjoy on the album, which sounds confident and catchy in a way that only veteran players with songwriting chops could pull off.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Heart of Hearts
  • 15:37 - The Devil You Know (God Is A Man)
  • 22:33 - Prodigal
  • 27:26 - (A)Pathetic
  • 40:25 - I Know What You Are
  • Outro - Overcome

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