The Sultans, Ghost Ship (Sympathy for the Record Industry): This is an album of gritty punk rock. Thirteen manic tracks. Dig it. Raspy-voiced Rocket From the Crypt frontman John Reis shows prowess in the captain's seat, steering Ghost Ship at high speed through pirate (punk) waters. The Sultans combine Ramones-style thunderous three-chord rock and the swinging melodies of The Queers with some dirty hardcore guitar riffage and a more-than-healthy dose of sarcasm. First check out "Heartbreaker" and the excellently titled "(this ain't no) Solid State." — Jenny Tatone

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