PLOW UNITED: Three: LP

Maybe long term fans will disagree, but I think Plow United is a band that’s gotten massively, exponentially better as they’ve aged. Their earlier stuff really missed the mark with me, but their previous album, Marching Band, was easily one of my favorite records of the past few years. I’m not sure if they’ve topped it with Three, but they sure as hell haven’t embarrassed themselves. It’s solid. Fourteen songs—most of them around the two-and-a-half-minute mark—and a real testament to how catchy and inventive pop punk can be as a three piece. Buoyant, heartfelt, fun, decipherable, inventive, propulsive. If it’s not as good as Marching Band, it’s in the running for sure. Beautifully packaged and pressed on some of the most gorgeous white-and-pink marbled vinyl I’ve ever seen. Get it. –Keith Rosson (It’s Alive)