NEEDS: Needs: LP/CD

These Vancouver punks come across like if Single Mothers veered slightly off its demented rock/hardcore path to include a chunk of angular post-punk in its attack. Needs combines both of these aspects with aplomb, leading to a rage-fuelled explosion with Sean Orr shredding his throat as he demands—and gets—my attention. The one curio on the album comes in the form of “Nag Champion (Smoke Break)”, a two minute piece of ambient music with the noise of someone smoking, which provides a brief contrast to the fury before returning to the more prevalent frenzied offerings. 

 –Rich Cocksedge (File Under: Music)