REBEL SET, THE: Smidgen Pigeon: LP

I don’t profess to be a garage rock expert. My knowledge of the classic ’60s bands doesn’t get any deeper than the Sonics, the Pretty Things, The Wailers, and The Monks. That said, the Rebel Set lean more toward The Animals’ vein of ’60s-inspired rock’n’roll, with plenty of organ in the mix. This group not only has the sound dialed in, they have good songs—the one thing that so many retro bands lack. If any of the aforementioned bands appeal to you, or if you’re looking to add some variety to your record collection, this just might be the record for you. –Chad Williams (Outro, outrorecords.com)