MEAN JEANS: Tight New Dimension: LP/CD

I imagine that hell would have to freeze over before Mean Jeans moved away from the heavy Ramones influence that forms the basis for about ninety-nine percent of its sound. However, as there is still a fire burning deep below our feet, Tight New Dimension doesn’t stray from the well-applied formula the band has successfully employed for some time now. Songs remain humorous, riffs still drive the record along, and simple solos continue to be liberally spread across the album. This is the definition of good fun. –Rich Cocksedge (Fat Wreck, [email protected], fatwreck.com)