On “Brothers & Smugglers” The Mighty Fine seem to have upped their game. That’s no diss to their previous albums but this one is just… well, better. These guys sure seem to like their buzzing guitars, crisp drums, thumping bass and gritty vocals… it’s punkrock the way punkrock is supposed to sound. It’s fast, loud and highly catchy and brings back memories of older Larry Arms and Millencolin with a bit of Strung Out thrown in every now and then for good measure.
It’s not like The Mighty Fine are reinventing the wheel here but there’s something about the way these songs bounce all over the place that makes it impossible not to fall in love with this one. If you’re a fan of 90s punk, you’re gonna have a blast with “Brothers & Smugglers”!