LIBERTINES US, THE: Greatest Hits Volume One: CD

The “US” part of their name should give you a clue that this is not a cash grab to pay for some Brit’s drug court cases. It’s the ‘80s four-piece from Cincy’s triumphant return to stage and sound. Twenty-one killer songs that sound like Dumptruck, The Rain Parade, and ‘80s R.E.M. tossed around in a garbage bag by a wino. In some alternate universe, all these songs would be on the radio every day. But try “Reunion,” “Too Bad It’s Raining,” and “Firetruck” on for size. Everything else will fall into place. Jangle pop fans need this bad.

 –koepenick (Self-released)