MOTHER’S CHILDREN: Are You Tough Enough? E.P.: 12” EP

I gave these Canadian power poppers a few spins. They definitely grew on me after some listens, but I realized that I would need to listen to ‘em quite a bit more before I had some unshakeable desire to put the record on again. And the only way that I would hear them again is flanked by some other power pop songs I really like on a mix—if I still made mixes for myself.

 –Vincent (Taken By Surprise,