The bottom line is this: if the first song on your debut album is called "Rocknroll Motherfucker," you had BEST be able to back it up. And New Zealand's D4 does just that. Masters of the two-and-a-half-minute punk-pop-garage gem, this quartet walks it like it talks it. You all know "Get Loose" already, with its sing-along chorus and driving guitars, but 6Twenty is full of gems like this. "Party," "Ladies Man," and the cover of Guitar Wolf's "Invader Ace" are all blasts of guitar fury and fast and furious vocals. Live, these boys are just as wonderful, a ball of energy exploding in all directions, and this urgency is caught on the recording of this album, as well. If you need a little pick-me-up in the morning or prior to going out at night, slip on 6Twenty and you'll have power for a week.
JEREMY P. GOLDSTEIN