13 Unlucky Numbers (Interscope)
by Scott Hefflon
Pop punk the old fashioned way in these, you guessed it, 13 tracks. The best songs have Ramones simplicity, but the tempo and production of neo-punk, Cali-style. The unlucky of the 13 are the indie pop ignorables. Mid-temp and so Bostonian, you don’t even have to read the credits to know it was recorded here. Songs 10-13 are beautiful.