Good Riddance – “Thoughts And Prayers” LP
A Santa Cruz-based band that need no introduction to anyone who listened to melodic hardcore punk in the mid 1990s. The lineup from their classic LPs Comprehensive Guide, Ballads, and Operation Phoenix came together to create this 2019 full-length. Still ignited by the pertinent political issues of the day and propelled forward by a speeding energy, ideal for anyone who tires of the stale dad-rock of Bad Religion and the twatty infantilism of NOFX, but still crave some higher-brow raging punk with the melodic savy of Snuff and Dillinger Four. Safe.