"Obsessed America" (UK2LA; 2007)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Just as their label suggests, this quartet known as The Dirty Royals have arrived in La-la land via the U.K., fusing elements of both area's punk rock to its five-track endeavor. 

Glossed over with the radio-friendly West Coast pop-punk while keeping nuances of Jolly 'Ol England's bratty delivery intact, tracks like "Like A Sucker" and "CIA" have as much in common with garage rock as they do Brit-pop from the mod days, and make for the perfect middle-of-the-road listen for mixed company and grown-ups that still like to crank out the guitar jams. 

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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