SPEEDWAYS, THE: Radio Sounds: LP

Dec 03, 2020

Can you make a contemporary power pop album without it seeming overly contrived? It’s a delicate tightrope walk for sure, but the Speedways pull it off. Hailing from the U.K., they’re trying to recreate a style that’s practically extinct, yet they’re so catchy, it’s not a major stretch. Cheesy in all of the best respects, these tracks are easy to sing along to. Recorded impeccably, Radio Sounds deserves a spin on your turntable. They get bonus points for the foldout lyric sheet that is designed to resemble a cornball teen periodical. –Art Ettinger (Snap!!, snaprecordsspain.bandcamp.com)