DECENT CRIMINAL: Bliss: LP/CD

Aug 01, 2019

Crikey, this really is a belter of an album. I have to admit that I didn’t much care for Decent Criminal’s debut long player but its second album was a marked improvement. Bliss, however, takes some big strides forward and highlights a band knowing what it does best: constructing anthemic songs drenched with ’90s-style indie rock sensibilities and containing strong, multi-layered vocal performances. That being said, there are also a few tracks where the band just lets rip with a more straightforward punk sound, something it does equally as well. It’s an extremely well balanced and enjoyable album. I hadn’t expected to like this anywhere as much as I do. –Rich Cocksedge (Wiretap, [email protected], wiretaprecords.limitedrun.com / Bearded Punk, beardedpunk.com)

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