Street Sweeper Social Club, “The Ghetto Blaster EP”

Street Sweeper Social Club, The Ghetto Blaster EP
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Tom Morello writes some of the best intros in modern hard rock, and Boots Riley from the Coup is an ace satirist. And when both click on The Ghetto Blaster EP, they yield powerful tracks like “Scars,” which picks apart America’s hidden bootleg economies; and “Paper Planes,” which breathes new life into M.I.A.’s overplayed hit. Even when the two resort to easy leftist sloganeering like “The New F*ck You,” they provide energy blasts that, thanks to the EP’s short running time, don’t wear you out.

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