Rancid does pop. The vocals are really what do it, although the bass lines sometimes sound like they’re sampled from a Rancid album, too. Occasionally, the instrumentation gets creative, but other than that, there really aren’t any redeeming qualities. So there you have it. If you liked Rancid and you could imagine their songs sounding even better at a quarter of the speed, then 4th Ward is for you. Otherwise, don’t give it a fourth thought.