MAHARAJAS, THE: You Can’t Beat Youth: LP

Sweden’s Maharajas have their ‘60s sound locked in. Instead of relying on the now ubiquitous “Budget Rock” shit-fi aesthetic, they focus on rock-solid tunesmithing and a clean sound steeped in garage. Yet they retain a universal catchiness at the core and a willingness to stretch the sound out in different directions. Most important, they rock, which, at the end of the day, is all that matters. –Jimmy Alvarado (Low Impact)