ORUA: Roma: LP

This is the follow-up to last year’s Sem Bençao / Sem Crença LP. While that LP was brimming with energy, this album, Roma, just plods along to the point of tedium. Think of the better aspects of 1990s indie rock mixed with 1970s soul and then filtered through Beastie Boys, and lastly, updated to the bedroom recording era. –Matt Average (IFB, ifbrecords.com)