BEST, THE: “Black Triangle” b/w “King of the Underground”: 7”

This pair of super bouncy power pop songs snuck up on me. It feels a bit forced and technical at first blush, but then it takes the classic rock riffs it is grounded in and spits them back out. I can’t say that this 1970s pre-punk tribute fully works, but it does convincingly deliver the goods if glam homage is what you seek. I’d rather listen to anything by Black Flag than the song “Black Triangle,” though. Color me simpleton.

 –Art Ettinger (Twistworthy, twistworthy.com)