BOMBPOPS, THE: Death in Venice Beach: LP/CD

I’ve always considered The Bombpops to be a bit on the lightweight side for my tastes but Death in Venice Beach has seen the band draw me in to its sugary melodies, harmonies, and general all-round uplifting feel. I don’t think anything has changed either from the band or in my tastes; it’s just the case of this pushing the right buttons and making me feel happy. A good, fun album. –Rich Cocksedge (Fat Wreck, fatwreck.com)