This Moment in Black History's quirky punk is sharpened into a lethal weapon on its scorching new, Steve Albini-produced disc -- which is way
angrier and faster than 2004's lauded Midwesterncuttalistick
. Heavy-handed lyrics about poverty, technology, and Republican treachery feature ferocious rhythms, demented synth squiggles, and smartass humor. You'll be hard-pressed to find a better punk record this year.