BROKEN BOTTLES: Hospital: CD

Broken Bottles is one o’ them bands that make cantankerous punkers of my generation sound like total fuckin’ ninnies when they start whinin’ that punk has consistently sucked since 1981 and that there are no good bands that “get” it anymore. Vocals that sound like Mike Ness coming off the tail end of a helium bender spewing deceptively butt-simple lyrics, tunes steeped with the perfect amount of “thud,” cranked up guitars informed by OC’s glory days, these guys have the sound down pat and manage to channel everything that Social Distortion has been lacking since 1983 and make the whole thing sound utterly contemporary.

 –jimmy (TKO)