SPECTORS, THE: Beat Is Murder: CD

A retrospective of a neo-’60s punk band that apparently hailed from Minnesota. They were more varied in sound (dabbling in mod, pop and psych in addition to the requisite Kinks and/or Nuggets worship) than many of the oodles of others that wallow in the same musical ghetto. Most importantly, they were danged good at what they did.

 –jimmy (Get Hip)