DESCENDENTS: Hypercaffium Spazzinate: LP

I have now been privy to three comeback albums from pop punk originators Descendents and for three times in the last twenty years they have proven that not only can they maintain the quality of their now-legendary ‘80s output, but somehow manage to get better with age. I find that as we get older, we start to worry about different things in life. Descendents know this, and as they continue to write about the things in their life it still feels like they’re speaking directly to me. When we were younger, Milo and I were commiserating about girls through the speakers on my stereo. Now we are commiserating about high blood pressure… And it works perfectly. In the end, the Descendents have always been there for me. They were there for my friends and me to spazz out to. They were there for me to make mix tapes for my early girlfriends. They were there for Elise and I to walk down the aisle to. And, as they continue to release great music as they close in on forty years as a band, I know they will be there for more milestone moments in my life. That is comforting. –Ty Stranglehold (Epitaph)