Boom Boom Kid are one of the few punk bands to take musical risks anymore. Even more impressive is that the risks they take turn out successfully. Primarily pop punk, but they sometimes go into grind, hardcore punk, then folk style songs like “Como Empezar...El Despues,” or really super pop that hearkens back to mid-1970s AM radio fare, like “I Do.” Then there’s a song like “Pon To Corazon El La Musica” that brings to mind late 1980s / early ‘90s Dischord bands like Fugazi and Jawbox. If the syrupy sweet “Si Esas Paredes Hablaran... Maria Ojos Negros No Mas” doesn’t stick in your skull and put a smile on your face, then you might be dead. Or just an asshole. The mood is light, the songs are catchy as hell, and played with nothing but heart. This LP is a collection of songs from all their previous releases. Obviously, a good jumping off point. I know I’m going to start searching out their back catalog. This stuff is great, and will get many repeated listens.
–M.Avrg (SPHC, sphc.bigcartel.com)