The Descendents' new full length Cool to Be You came out on Fat last week, and since I've already reviewed the 'Merican EP elsewhere, I feel compelled to (briefly) put my two cents in about CTBY.
So... CTBY is a pretty great album. And it's a great Descendents record. In fact, I would say it's one of the best Descendents records, consistency-wise, ever - every Descendents record has had some filler on it, but the high points always made the total package more than worthwhile (Enjoy! and Everything Sucks being the best examples of the phenomena at its most extreme). While past records would have A+ high points and some C or C- lowlights, Cool to Be You pretty much tears along with A/A-/B+ material throughout.
I dunno, CTBY seems less like a self-consciously "separate" Descendents release and more like a unified expression of the entire Descendents/ALL machine - the muscianship and songwriting are tight as hell and seem to just flow... since I only bought it a few days ago, we'll see how it stands up to the test of time.
Also... I have decided to start a Yahoo! fantasy baseball league this year, after my semi-retirement last year. I've got eleven spots open (as of, um, posting this message) - you can check us out and join up at https://baseball.fantasysports.yahoo.com - click on the links to join an already-existing league, the league ID number is 352166, and the password is trumpler.