LES THUGS: Strike: LP

This is a 2017 vinyl reissue of Les Thugs’ fantastic 1996, Steve Albini-produced album. While the downstroke-driven songs take me back to a certain ‘90s sound, I don’t feel like this album is stuck in a time or place in the way that revisiting other ‘90s bands feels. The title track could fit on a Fugazi record and, for me, that’s always a good thing. –Jon Mule (Nineteen Something, nineteensomething.fr / Pias, pias.com)