Feb 2019

Run It Again (CD)
L.A. stalwarts Criminal Hygiene boast an upbeat, melodic garage rock sound with bendy distortion and sandy-throated vocals. The strong songwriting of tracks like “Hardly News” and “Dangers of Convenience” should delight fans of The Replacements as well as '90s college rock; both are infectious and familiar in the best way. “Rearrange Me” is moodier but maintains solid riffs and hooks, as well as an uplifting guitar solo on the bridge. “Greetings From a Postcard” is wistful and lovely in a way that calls to mind early Gin Blossoms. Read more