NO ACTION: Self-titled: LP

These South Australians have a stunner of an album on their hands here. Equal parts punk, dream pop, and “alternative rock” of the kind when that appellation actually meant an alternative to something, they adroitly weave songs that often seem contradictory—cerebral yet accessible, dense yet sparse, dissonant yet exceedingly catchy, sprawling yet focused—in ways that recall prime Poster Children. Fine work from start to finish. –Jimmy Alvarado (Unwound, unwoundrecords.com)