CRIME: Murder by Guitar: LP

This release took me by surprise. Heard some Internet speculation that it was coming, but I believed that like I believe most Internet speculation. Their original 7”s plus nine unreleased songs? Too much for my brain to handle. Crime is what punk rock should sound like. Or maybe The Pagans—I go back and forth a lot. Crime channels the essence of “fuck you” perfectly through their searing guitar tone. I was surprised cleaner versions of some of their songs existed, but that does nothing to diminish their power, even if they have songs like “Gangster Funk” or “Maserati.” 

 –Sal Lucci (Superior Viaduct,