SHARKS COME CRUISIN: A Past We Forget That We Need to Know: LP

Yarr matey, here be the latest musical voyage of pirate punks Sharks Come Cruisin. These scurvy sea dogs play what many swabs would classify as folk punk or Irish punk, with traditional folk influences. There’s a lot of energy on this recording, but I can’t get on board with the style. The inserts included with the vinyl, a pack of “trading cards” with song and band info, are among the coolest I’ve seen for album packaging, and the band definitely wins in that regard, but, overall, I find this more a sinker than a swimmer.

 –Paul J. Comeau (Sharks Come Cruisin, sharkscomecruisin.com)