THESE CREEPS: Sinning in These Suburbs: CD

A motley crew of punks from Plymouth (U.K.) have taken their inspiration from a bunch of bands favoring the crack rock steady sound—Choking Victim, Leftover Crack etc.—and have thrown in a hint of Operation Ivy for good measure. Hence, the result is a combination of punk, ska, hardcore, and a smidgeon of reggae all played out with rough and ready quality. The lyrical content addresses many of the negative aspects of the daily grind, yet the music is generally upbeat and catchy, creating a number of earworms that are more than welcome to burrow into my head and pop up at will. 

 –Rich Cocksedge (AWOL,