Fuses Are Lies

The second release from this Baltimore trio bridges the gap between scrappy and twangy Gang of Four/Minutemen art punk and the searing power pop of the Buzzcocks. With 11 of this disc's 12 tracks clocking in at less than two minutes each, the Fuses are masters of the say it simple brand of rock efficiency. There's no needlessly wanking guitar solos and the lyrics hit their political target with matching ferocity and intensity. (Reptilian)