The Age Of Mass Distraction (LP)
Loony Tunes - 12 €
In 6 LPs over 30 years, Active Minds has refined their style to a fine-tuned, tightly-balanced mixture of many of the things we love about punk here at Ruin Nation Rec. Two guys with an intensely deep knowledge of punk music (can't have record collections that large without picking up a thing or two) that bring melody and catchy under the same umbrella as thrash and speed, knowing when to write memorable sing-a-longs and when to write short/fast/loud ragers, strip it all down to the bare sonic minimums, and use it to channel some of the most thoughtful and blunt political lyrics this side of Crass. Perfect.