COCK SPARRER: Forever: CD/LP

Even though I got the vinyl too, the CD has four bonus songs. Our readers deserve nothing less than to get the whole enchilada on this release. I’m not shocked, but this is a damn good album. They have always been on top of their game live, but their newer material was a wildcard until now. Agile rhythms, singalong choruses, and positive lyrics are the name of the game with Cock Sparrer. You get all that and more on Forever. “Every Step of the Way” is the lead-off single here, but that may not be the best of the bunch. For the bonus extras, my pick is “You Lost the War.” This is fantastic record, so don’t sleep on this one. It will look perfect next to your copy of Shock Troops. –Sean Koepenick (Pirates Press, piratespressrecords.com)