The first in album in 20 years by these California rockers, whose membership and legacy pretty much run through the history of indie rock over the past quarter century, gets in and out of there in about 30 minutes. So things haven't changed much during their break. They still work three chords, they still play chewy power pop, and they're still more loyal to crunchy riffs than to hooky melodies. Business as usual.
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