Lower East Side Stitches Lower East Side

Album number three from this snotty New York outfit is an amped-up trip into the grit and grime of life in the big city. After six years and two movie appearances, they still pack a lot of punch. Drawing from the deep well of '70s punk from New York and beyond, you'll hear bits and pieces from the Ramones, New York Dolls, the Saints, Dead Boys and more. The 14 vitriolic yet catchy numbers make up a solid record that will stick in your head for awhile. (Artemis)