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Run It Again
Criminal Hygiene Run It Again Punk Rock Theory
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 07:53
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- by Tom Dumarey

Following up on their still somewhat sloppy 2013 debut, LA’s Criminal Hygiene is back with ‘Run It Again’. They recorded their sophomore LP with Alex Newport (Death Cab For Cutie, Frank Turner, Bloc Party) who helped harness the band’s raw potential into one badass collection of ten Replacements-like rock tunes.

Running the gamut from completely kickass anthems like ‘Hardly News’ or ‘Dangers Of Convenience’ to the more mellow ‘Greetings From A Postcard’ - which reminded me of the Wallflowers for some reason - and the Philip Seymour Hoffman dedicated ‘Private Screening Heroin,’ all of the songs that make up ‘Run It Again’ are fairly fantastic and will no doubt not get all the attention they deserve.

If you like your melodies big and your guitars rough-edged, then Criminal Hygiene have got you more than covered.


Track listing:

  1. Hardly News
  2. Breaking Out The Stained Glass
  3. Thankless
  4. Dangers of Convenience
  5. Rearrange Me
  6. Greetings From A Postcard
  7. Private Screening Heroin
  8. Young & Obscene
  9. All But Your Swan Song
  10. Turpentine
Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.