The Bouncing Souls have, in my opinion, been one of the best bands on Epitaph. Consistently and without fail, the band delivers knockout albums time and time again, revving up the spirit of '77 with pogo-punk smattered with plenty of street OI!, a combination that is explosive and highly melodic.
How I Spent My Summer Vacation is the band at their best. Driving home hard with fast, biting punk songs, the band leaves enough space to hook you on sharp pop hooks, before splitting you head open with unforgettable mayhem. Here is one of the best punk records of 2001. I'll give it an A. 15