BAD VISION: Turn out Your Sockets: LP

This Melbourne band is making every concerted effort here to hit as many bases as possible. The first couple of salvos are prime fodder for a sweet single straight outta the catalogs of Dirtnap, Modern Action, or Hostage—all swaggering, snotty, primal West Coast-tinged thud punk. From there, they add a bit of artier influence to the mix, then suddenly you’re deep into indie pop terra, then garage rock before they bounce back, forward, over and on all the above and many spaces in between. They largely succeed, dishing up an album that is both all over the place and somehow coherent despite itself. –Jimmy Alvarado (Adagio 830, adagio830.de)