Ataris End Is Forever

Jawbreaker enthusiasts from California, by way of the Midwest, serve up a tasty buffet of melancholy pop punk on their third full-length. This is the type of record that gets tough guys all mad and the Ataris take them on in the song "You Need A Hug." (Did someone switch your ritalin with ephedrine?) There's also a nod to Green Day's "Longview" and the Living End's "West End Riot" on "Teenage Riot." If you enjoy songs about heartbreak, falling in love and making mixed tapes for that special someone, then this is the record for you. (Kung Fu)