Spin - 3/96, p.107
9 - Near Perfect - "...Picking peaks out of a catalogue as level as the Isley Brothers', ALL AGES is definitely where to start upping their constituency....small store of wonderful as opposed to excellent songs....the 22-songs-in-50-minutes gather compelling force..."
Q - 1/96, p.1463 Stars
- Good - "...as energetic, angry and tuneful as many of their contemporaries....the tunes are frighteningly catchy..."
NME (Magazine) - 11/25/95, p.477 (out of 10)
- "...this compilation...is as much a blueprint for today's mega-selling groups as a primer for wannabes, with equal parts anger, sanctimony, hatred for institutions, sarcasm, doubt and world-weariness....there is something endlessly compelling about the simplicity and ferocity of their work..."
Bad Religion: Greg Graffin (vocals); Mr. Brett, Greg Hetson (guitar); Jay Bentley (bass); Pete Finestone (drums).
Additional personnel: Brian Baker (guitar); Bobby Schayer (drums).
Personnel: Greg Graffin (vocals); Greg Hetson, Brett Gurewitz, Brian Baker (guitar); Pete Finestone, Bobby Schayer (drums).
1995's ALL AGES is a 22-track compilation that collects nearly all of Bad Religion's best tracks while on the Epitaph label. The band's music has stood the test of time incredibly well, musically proving to be a major influence on such late-'90s punk-pop chart-toppers as Blink 182 and the Offspring, while lyrically they were never afraid to tackle challenging topics (destruction of the planet, racism, evil politicians, etc.). ALL AGES proves to be incredibly consistent from beginning to end, but specific standouts would include "21st Century Digital Boy," "Do What You Want," "Atomic Garden," and "Suffer."