JAGGER HOLLY: The Last of the International Playboys: LP

Jagger Holly are the newcomer reigning champions of European pop punk. It’s super slick Ramones-style tunes, featuring Matt from DeeCracks—no frills, catchy songs from the beginning to end. Some people lament this genre, others live for it. If that’s your thing, there really won’t be much for you to be disappointed in here. The video/single, “It Ain’t Over (’til I’m Sober)” is fine, but not totally representative of what the band is capable of. “Summer’s Gone” (also released on the Punk Rock Raduno #3 compilation), on the other hand, is. It’s thee hit, a pop punk song so catchy it’ll make Teenage Bottlerocket say, “Shit, I wish I’d written that.” This LP is bound to put them on the map on the other side of the pond. –Steve Adamyk (Mom’s Basement, momsbasementrecords.com / Monster Zero, monsterzerorecords.com)