Let’s not frame this as a rebirth. Transgender Dysphoria Blues doesn’t reinvent Against Me! — it crystallizes everything that the band has grown to be over the past decade. But there’s something incredibly cathartic about getting to hear Laura Jane Grace (formerly known as Tom Gabel) sing about what she’s been singing around for years. All the subtext buried in the band’s back catalog, all the tension that comes with living invisibly female in an androcentric industry and a transphobic society, it’s all finally laid bare. And, while her lyrics don’t sugarcoat the violent reality that transgenders face daily, Grace sounds like she’s having more fun than ever.