Reason to believe (believe it or not), is the ninth album from the punk rock band, Pennywise. The album came out on March 25, 2008 around the world as a free download through Myspace. A standard version with two bonus tracks was released later on. The album peaked at number 98 here in the US, and number 46 in Australia, which made it the second lowest chart position they had received since their 1995 release, About Time.
Why that is, I'm not sure. Over all, it received good reviews, and I enjoyed what I heard over all. Given, I have only heard sporadic albums through out their entire discography, but I think they did quite well.
The lead single, "The Western World", speaks of how our world is rather screwed up, especially when it comes to televison. Its not an unheard of topic, but still very really and they did it very well.
Another track I would like to point out is not a single and should have been one. It has that classic punk rock sound, but it comes from a very dark place. "Give me something to live for, we're finding a way out of the shadows." Its a very fast paced cry for help and honestly, its very well done and I have to give it its props.
The whole album is great, and anyone that enjoy punk rock will definitely love this or surely any other album from Pennywise. If you're interested, you can catch them live at many different spots. They will playing three shows next week in LA, and then will be playing in many different locations starting in early April. Full dates can be found on their website, but many of the dates are festival appearances. The festival appears are Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion and Rock On The Range. Head on over to the respective websites for more information, and as I said, more dates can be found on Pennywise's official website.
All reviews have the date they were written, the album title, and the band's name, with the exception of Life Starts Now by Three Days Grace and Dear Agony by Breaking Benjamin. Those dates were guessed at, as they were written well before the website began.