LA CRISI: The Crisis: CD

Edgy, swaggering punk from Italy, fronted by tour manager extraordinaire and all-around charming dude Mayo, here strutting his hardcore stuff. Songs build up at a blistering pace, but also take time to rock out, making for a wild, breakneck ride. “Capolinea” is my favorite here, but I just wish I knew what those Italian lyrics are saying. Good listening in any language, still.

 –susan (Hurry Up!, www.hurryuprecs.com)