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The Knife Rise Records

They never have found an au­di­ence on this side of the At­lantic, and it doesn’t look like that will change with Goldfin­ger’s sev­enth al­bum. The LA pop-punk band formed in 1994, and the only original mem­ber is front­man John Feld­mann, who has re­cruited play­ers from other out­fits (in­clud­ing Travis Barker of Blink-182 on drums) for this out­moded col­lec­tion. At best,

Get What I Need and Don’t Let Me Go are pass­able, nifty in­fu­sions of ska with a breezy, up­beat bom­bast, while Barker’s break­neck drum­ming on

A Mil­lion Miles is im­pres­sive. At worst, Feld­mann’s ju­ve­nile lyrics, as heard on the aw­ful

Orthodon­ist Girl, are cringe­wor­thy. For fans cling­ing to the glory days of Bowl­ing for Soup and Sum 41. goldfin­ger­mu­

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