ASTRYD LINDGREN’S GREAT 5: Self-titled: 7” EP

Fairly middling trash rock here. “Retard Rock” recalls “Makeout Party”-era Loli & The Chones, but on the whole there’s been too many years of too many bands strip-mining the same sound for this to stand out without all kinds of extra effort. Kinda expected a wee bit more from a band named after the author of the Pippi Longstocking books.

 –jimmy (Ken Rock, myspace.com/kenrockrecords)