Picks and Pans Review: Pleased to Meet Me
updated 12/28/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 12/28/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST
The nickname of this Minneapolis group, the "Placemats," suggests a certain complacency. But the remarkably accomplished assortment of rock and pop compositions on this album is peppered with enough heedless punk spirit to put that notion to rest. There was no happier surprise in rock 'n' roll all year.