LIFETIME - JERSEY'S BEST DANCERS (CLEAR VINYL) Vinyl LP
Lifetime's third and final full-length LP is a triumphant burst of upbeat punk rock that makes it clear the band called it quits while they were still at the top of their game. Slightly poppier than previous efforts, Jersey's Best Dancers still finds the quintet rocking hard. It's fun, it's fast, and it's the sound of suburban youth who needed guitars to help soothe their souls. For those who were a part of the scene when Lifetime still existed, this is a nice bit of nostalgia, and for those curious about what the kids see in punk rock that helps change their lives, this makes it all a little more clear. Lifetime was never the biggest name in any genre, but they were still a commanding presence with their live shows and recorded material. They left a legacy whose final recorded moments, represented on this record, are as stunning as anything else the band created in the seven short years they existed.