BLUE “Only Attitude” (Blacktop Records)

This snotty punk EP splits the difference between Fat Wreck Chords and Vagrant on the scale of fast and accessible. It’s mostly fast, as Ross Miller bangs out seven tunes at a whiplash pace, most much less than two minutes long. The five tracks on side A were pieced together to combat bad attitudes with positivity, and the two tracks on side B were cobbled together quickly “when positivity felt far away.” There’s no denying the overwhelming energy that Miller brings to his music, and pogoing and mosh pits will not be far behind when this tape is played. Let’s be kind in those types of gatherings though – inclusivity, people! Not that we’re getting together anytime soon. With COVID and all.