From page 79 of Classic Rock Magazine August 2001
'All Miler No Filler'
(Mercury Advance CD)
What do you get if you mate Blink 182 with The Offspring and feed the resultant progeny on a diet of Green Day attitude? Simple... something like this. Sum 41 are yet another crew of happy, happy pop-punks with a ear for the catchy tune and an eye for a raucous chorus.
Twenty-somethings from Toronto Sum 41 are a quartet who offer nothing new or innovative They're obvious products of their environment and influences, which means that if you are after a new direction and definition of punk for 2001, then you should look elsewhere. But if you want something light hearted and generally feel good then 'All Killer...' should entertain.
None of the 13 cuts here is especially memorable, but you can certainly bop your stick to 'Nothing On My Back', 'Fat Lip', 'Rhythms' and 'Summer'. And with a US tour supporting Blink 182 in the offing, don't bet against this lot having a hit single soon. It's the sort of thing that happens in the (not so) wild and (not so) wacky world of pop punkdom. ***** Malcolm Dome