ROUSTABOUTS, THE: The Only One: CD

First of all, this is relatively straight-forward, well-done, melodic and competent street punk. Sure, maybe a handful of bands have an edge on these guys, but the shouted choruses and ringing, anthemic chords carry the songs well enough that it should appeal to any fan of Bombshell Rocks, The GC5, etc. In short, this is solid enough to own and enjoy several times on its own merits (i.e., I’d keep it regardless). However, compared to the other shit I’ve sat through for this issue, this might as well be Strong Reaction for my money. 

 –scott (Haunted Town)