MISSION OF BURMA: The Obliterati: CD

Unlike so many other bands that decide to give it another go, only to end up playing some watered down version of what they peddled in days of yore, Mission of Burma’s latest, their first in more than two decades, remains just as abrasive, challenging and experimental as any of their classic work. Little shards of pop remain embedded in all the racket and their delivery is just as, if not more, fresh and hungry as any modern underground act making the circuit. Could this reemergence portend their influencing another generation of would-be punkers to push against the stagnant boundaries and strive for that elusive flash of brilliance on the other side? One can only hope.

 –jimmy (Matador)