Sunday, July 28, 2013

Album Review: Dead End Streets

Title:  Dead End Streets (BandCamp [Ducky Boys], BandCamp [State Line Records], Amazon, iTunes, Interpunk)
Artist:  The Ducky Boys (Official, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, BandCamp, Last.fm, Wikipedia)

The Ducky Boys’ sixth full-length record Dead End Streets is a fierce blast of catchy, hook filled, Springsteen and Replacements inspired, punk rock ‘n’ roll.  While they started as a street punk band in 1995, The Ducky Boys have been shedding that mantle ever since 2004’s brilliant Three Chords and the Truth and Dead End Streets could very well be the final nail in the coffin.  Much of the record is exactly what you’d expect from the boys from Boston, but there are also moments of true experimentation (see “The Time We’re Given,” “Kick,” and “The Gravest Generation”) and like on their two previous releases, guitarist Douglas Sullivan provides lead vocals on some tracks adding a great counter-balance to bassist and primary singer Mark Lind’s trademark sound.  All in all Dead End Streets is another outstanding record from The Ducky Boys, one that is sure to please longtime fans and convert the nonbelievers.    

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