BAD COP/BAD COP: Not Sorry: LP

This band has been making a splash in the past year or two and it is not hard to understand the appeal. Who can really resist this brand of bouncy, take-charge California pop punk? The lyrics cover genre classics like heartache, self-doubt, old friendships, and hometown affection, to name a few. Frontwoman Stacey Dee’s snarky vocals, supported by plenty of squeaky clean harmonies, easily take the spotlight. The melodies are tight, energetic, and accessible to a fault. Probably too slick and polished for the purists, but, come on, don’t act like you can’t get down to some catchy bubblegum pop punk at the end of the day. 

 –Indiana Laub (Fat, [email protected], fatwreck.com)