After their outstanding performance at QPOP! it seems only fitting that we take a look at Born Ruffians anticipated new album RUFF. 2013’s Birthmarks was filled with ear-worms like “Needle” and “Dancing on The Edge of Our Graves” that we didn’t think that these four boys from Midland could get any better. RUFF totally proved us wrong. The outstanding LP dropped last week and knocked us right out of our (insert Dr. Martin/ blundstone here) boots. RUFF incapsulates the true Canadian indie pop-punk sound that these boys are known for. With anthems like “We Made It”, “Don’t Live Up” and “& On & On & On”, this album is in true Ruffians style. Luke Lalonde channels his inner Lou Reed on the track “Eat Shit (We Did It)”. This essence of The Velvet Underground is complimentary to the 90’s pop/punk sound that band incorporates into this extremely eclectic album. RUFF only leaves us wanting more from the Born Ruffians. With a solid five albums under their belt, we can only imagine what they’re going to do next.

~ Nicole

We Made It

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