OMENS, THE: Send Black Flowers: CD

The Standells hire a ‘roid-raged Mike Tyson to deliver repeated knockout blows to the nards while they do some serious ear-pummelin’ via grade-A punked up fuzz rock. It’s not often I verbalize my approval whilst a disc is on, but I gotta admit I had the window down and was screamin’ “fuck yeah!” pretty much throughout its initial spin. Pretty nifty when that happens.

 –jimmy (Hipsville, hipsville-records.com)