Goldfinger: Hello Destiny

Let’s just go ahead and say it; Goldfinger‘s last two albums sucked. I don’t really know where to place the credit for this turn around. It could be given to Side One Dummy, who have previously restored the careers of both the bands Suicide Machines and fellow ska super group The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Adding Charlie Paulson back into the group might have helped, as well. It’s safe to say that Paulsen’s return also contributes to the return of Goldfinger’s mid-nineties style.

Regardless of returning to their roots, Hello Destiny is still a mediocre album full of mediocre songs. The only exceptions to this statement come in the forms of “One More Time” and “Get Up,” songs overflowing with power and punk spirit. My advise? Skip this album, but by those tracks on iTunes. And while you’re at it, you might as well grab “99 Red Balloons.”

Feel free to check out streams of the bands newest album, tour dates, and latest news through the links below. Goldfinger’s Hello Destiny hits stores April 22nd, 2008 on Side One Dummy Records.

Goldfinger’s Myspace
Goldfinger’s Website
Side One Dummy


One Response

  1. Totally agreee, this is as ‘by numbers’ as it gets. They died after Stompin Ground.

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