WHITE LUNG: Paradise: LP

White Lung’s latest release is super sharp. It’s more polished than their previous releases, which some may see as taking away from their raw energy, but from the first listen I was hooked (and that rarely happens anymore, although god knows I listen for it on every album). There’s something clean and poppy about it, while retaining aggressive, driving drumming and intricate guitar work. Songs like “Hungry” are instant classics: rumbling bass, Joy Division-sounding guitar, and catchy lyrics. Most of the songs in these twenty-eight minutes are similar in their infectiousness. I really can’t get enough of these ten songs. Hell, there’s a good possibility this isn’t just my album of the summer, but the album of the year. If you’re looking for catchy, aggressive, danceable punk, this is it. –Kurt Morris (Domino)