Picks and Pans Review: So Good It Hurts

updated 12/26/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/26/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

The Mekons
It's a lot easier to listen to this band than to describe its mixture of post-punk, calypso and reggae idioms and its varied allusions to such non-Top 40 regulars as Jean-Paul Sartre, Fletcher Christian (who fronted the mutiny on the Bounty) and Sigmund Freud.

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