Plans Within Plans

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Twenty years, nine studio records, two cover records, one side band, one Christmas record, a few EPs. MxPx is one of the longest-running Christian punk bands that made it okay to love God and punk rock. Plans Within Plans is a solid new-era MxPx record. Twenty years in the game, these guys have gone from teenage politics to a wife that loves for us for who we are. I like that they have not changed their sound – though “Stand on Your Feet” has a hint of Mike’s side band Tumbledown coming out. All in all this is a great record to have if you love Magnified Plaid. It has everything you would want from an MxPx record and then some.

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