More than three decades after forming, The Meanies still barrel ahead with unrelenting angst and adrenaline. The Melbourne quartet’s first studio album in five years is packed with another round of short, serrated anthems, but there’s plenty of intensity to even the leanest entries. Old Car to Shangri-La opens the record with a bubblegum drive worthy of the Ramones, while lead single Cruel to be Caned balances bruising distortion with a sweetly tuneful vocal turn from frontman Link McLennan. Other tracks are lodged firmly in the 1960s, whether it’s the airy Beach Boys harmonies of Jekyll and Hide or the throwback guitar solo of Under my Rock. All the Bought Men especially plays like a rugged rave-up from yesteryear, complete with earnest cowbell and wonky keyboards. There’s nothing extraneous here: just darkly hooky punk that threatens to bleed into straight-up power pop, thanks to its stubborn devotion to melody.