SUPERCHUNK: What a Time to Be Alive: LP

May 23, 2018

I love Superchunk. I have ever since 1990 and I was a dumb teen looking for new music. Spin magazine ran some kind of “up and coming bands” piece, and there was a live photo of Superchunk. The energy conveyed in that photo was enough for me to start the search that resulted in my finding No Pocky for Kitty, and I was hooked. After many albums I’ve remained a fan, so obviously I was excited to hear a new album was coming our way and that it was a scathing indictment of what passes for society in this day and age. Expectations were high, and I wasn’t let down. It kicks off with the title track and doesn’t let up. Labels quickly fall by the wayside. Indie rock? Punk rock? I don’t know and don’t care. This music is speaking to my very core. It is a nice feeling to know that there are bands that I started listening to over half my lifetime ago that are still making relevant music. This is my favorite album by them since On the Mouth. –Ty Stranglehold (Merge,