Kramdens Quiet Collision

Even if you have heard the Kramdens and for some unknown reason don't like their fun and eclectic album, you've got to give this one a chance for their blistering take on New Order's classic "Love Vigilantes." That said, the Kramdens churn out another fine rocker laced with elements of folk, electronic and jazz, but in just small enough amounts that there is no mistaking that this is a party album which translates best live. With audible nods to such legendary Canadian acts as the Lowest of the Low, the Cash Brothers, Blue Rodeo and not out of place alongside product from such contemporaries as superGARAGE and Arlibido (RIP), this is a deceivingly simple listen which will likely stand up to time as well as the Kramdens past two efforts. (Sextant)