CLEVELAND STEAMERS, THE: Best Record Ever: LP

Was kinda ready, based on the cover art and band name, for a sorta rock/punk kinda thing. What I got instead was a heady mix of psych, goth, punk-wave and rippin’ Midwestern rock’n’roll. The ingredients might seem a bit far-flung, but they pull it off in spades, deftly mixing all of ‘em while keeping the whole thing together with well crafted songs. “Best record ever?” Well, that sorta shit is subjective, but this record is pretty goddamned great, sometimes jaw-droppingly so. –Jimmy Alvarado (Smog Veil)