Welfare Problems


    If you thought everything was hunky-dory in Sweden, Randy is here to inform you otherwise. This garage punk four-piece takes musical cues from fellow countrymen the Hives, but their radical leftist ravings lead one to believe that Sweden is populated solely with John Ashcroft devotees. Screaming about police brutality, class warfare and other social inequities can get tiresome, but I’ll be damned if Welfare Problems doesn’t make anarchy sound like one big raging party. (Which, not coincidentally, I suppose it would be.) A tremendously infectious album that could make a policeman’s son shout: “I hate a man in a uniform!” You’ll have to trust me on that.


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