WHITE LUNG: Paradise: LP

Sep 20, 2016

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)