Digger Keystone

With a glut of whiny mall-ternative pop star pretenders polluting mainstream radio and contaminating the notion of punk rock, it's getting harder for bands that play true melodic but aggressive music and have remained faithful to the punk aesthetic to be taken seriously. But kudos to Digger for even trying. Sticking to their original mission of writing fun punk songs, they create some mightily hook-laden and hard rocking gems, and this, their fourth full-length release, is full of them. With copious nods to their home state of Pennsylvania and broken hearts, Digger shows that it's possible to write catchy songs without compromising for the sake of radio and video play. (Hopeless)