VIOLENCE CREEPS: The Gift of Music: LP

This is one of those albums where the phrase “plodding repetitiveness” is a good thing. Solid, dry guitar punk with moments of Flipper-inspired anarchy—the kind of punk that doesn’t rely on distortion for noise. This is a winner for fans of early L.A. punk. “Back and to the Left” is a real sloppy, catchy stand out. –Billups Allen (Total Punk, floridasdying.com)