MYSTERY GIRLS: Something in the Water: CD

Bluesy, ash tray-smelling, roots rock that falls somewhere between the Yardbirds and the Catheters. Nay-sayers could certainly make a case for the Mystery Girls being just yet another band aping Jet and hoping to follow their path to wealth and fame, but this stuff has a certain rawness to it that doesn’t seem cooked up, and plus, it’s pretty catchy. Try as you might, there’s not much here to hate.

 –aphid (In the Red)