CRUCIAL DUDES: 61 Penn: CD

Starting to get the feeling that I unwittingly stumbled upon the issue’s allotment of pop punk. These kids fall into the Warped Tour end of the pool, with lotsa hooks and a hint of emo whine. One of the songs here is titled “Through Being Crucial,” a fitting title because while it ain’t the worst I’ve heard by far, this definitely ain’t crucial.

 –jimmy (Jump Start)