Millencolin – Home From Home (Burning Heart/Epitaph)
Millencolin are from Sweden and sound like Bad Religion. There’s nothing indispensable or terribly original on Home From Home, but there’s great hooks galore and the music is played with such frenetic enthusiasm that the record’s a great listen. “Fingers Crossed” with its dramatic pauses and melodic guitar riffing gets stuck in my head all the time. As does most of the album. What the hell, we all need balls-out rock with great hooks every now and then.