Ugly is the fifth studio album from Screaming Females. On this go-round, the band continues exploring the boundaries of their singular brand of catchy garage punk. Song structures built around strong hooks typify Screaming Females’ songs, and the same goes for this album. Guitarist/vocalist Marissa Paternoster shreds through each track, but especially so in tracks like “High,” which was one of my favorites on this. If you’re already a fan, this has a bunch of new jams you’re sure to dig, and if you’ve never checked out Screaming Females before, this is a great place to get started.  –Paul J. Comeau (Don Giovanni, [email protected])