LILLINGTONS, THE: Shit out of Luck: Cassette

As they say, hindsight is 20/20. I must admit that I have never really been a pop punk aficionado and had therefore managed to navigate around the Lillingtons and their body of work. Turns out that strategy was pretty weak as this, a cassette re-issue of their debut album from 1996, could probably rank as one of the finest examples of the genre. Buzzbomb guitars and tongue-in-cheek lyrics abound. This is an essential release and don’t be stupid like me—pick this up now if you don’t already own a copy.

 –Garrett Barnwell (Jolly Ronnie, jollyronnierecords.com)