The Mooney Suzuki, People Get Ready (Estrus): People get ready for The Kinks gone louder and harder. This New York City four-piece combines a heavy '60s British-garage influence with a black-clad, mod-rock demeanor. The Rolling Stones-ish "Make My Way" is high-energy rock 'n' soul; "My Dear Persephone" rocks like the Kinks but adds Beatlesque vocals. Shifting gears into the rockabilly "Make You Mine," they shift 'em again for the closing track, "Everytime." It's an Otis Redding-style soul ballad that you'll wish would never end. — Jenny Tatone

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