CYNICS, THE: Living is the Best Revenge: CD

Screamy, Sonics-influenced garage rock with the all-important all-school garage instrument: the maracas! Of course, it seems like I can always take my garage rock crazier than it’s given to me (with notable exceptions of the Sonics, the Brentwoods, and a few others). This comes closer to meeting my ever-difficult spazz quotient than ninety percent of the garage crap that’s being released today. If this were a cereal, it’d be Apple Jacks. Fear not! It doesn’t taste like apples/sound like crappy hipster garage! (Even though the guys in the band look totally square!) Shake!

 –maddy (Get Hip)