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C.Y.S.L.A.B.F.

Mika Miko’s C.Y.S.L.A.B.F. is a great example of what modern punk should be. It’s an energizing, loud amalgamation of sounds that many parents would apply the term “noise” to. Whether you’re a frazzled urbanite 20-something or a teen rocking in your parent’s garage the entire album does well in rhythmically pleasing your inner (or outer) rebel.

The production quality left something to be desired. Many times I found myself straining to hear the vocalist over the music. On the bright side, it gives you a nice “live” feeling if that’s your sort of thing.

The lyrics of the album matched perfectly with the musical style. Youthful and energetic words populate and dance with the mental images of teenagers skating down the street, protesting injustice or just hanging around partying in their bedrooms. All in all, Mika Miko’s latest leaves you satisfied and wanting to hear more.

Written by: Nicholas Johnson, March 4th 2007

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