MULLENS, THE: It’s Hard to Imagine…: CD

There’s a definite reliance on mid- ‘60s rock in evidence here, but discerning listeners can also pick out snatches of Bowie and Dolls influence buried in there amidst the Love, Kinks, and Strawberry Alarm Clock. The recording is clear, the production clean, and careful to avoid the now-hackneyed “budget rock” production values, which has never really gone well for the untold millions of bands who’ve incorporated it without truly getting it.

 –jimmy (Get Hip)