SULTANS, THE: Shipwrecked: CD

I don’t understand how John Reis can be so prolific and still have so many tricks up his sleeve. After about a million Rocket From the Crypt records, a few Drive Like Jehu records, a couple of Hot Snakes records, and the first Sultans album, you’d think that maybe he might be running out of ideas. Apparently, that’s not the case, as this whole album pretty much rules. It’s a lot different from the first one, Ghost Ship, which is more fuzzed out and garagey-sounding, but it’s still really, really good in a slightly laid back kind of way. It really is amazing how these songs don’t sound like castoffs from a RFTC album. No artsy motives or pretensions, they merely rock. Totally recommended. 

 –josh (Swami)