If there’s an album that should actually be written in ALL CAPS, it’s CHAI’s PUNK. A quick, well-polished pop-punk album played with such fury and fuzz, it chews you up and pops you out like pink bubblegum, the Japanese quartet’s second full-length finds them perfecting the cohesive frenzy they call songwriting.
If you can imagine being the driver in a car racing video game, this magnificent disco-punk fusion is your soundtrack. Clocking in at an over-the-top 30 minutes, you’ll be wondering what to do with yourself after being rolled over by its impeccable tempo and focus.
CHAI takes the best parts of The Strokes (first two albums only) and the shiny-pop of Gwen Stefani (Rock-Steady era) to loudly, proudly scream, “Hello! Nice to meet you! Now fuck off!”
Kadrian is a Los Angeles native and music obsessive who loves discovering new sounds. During the day, Kadrian is the Director of Advertising & Media at a prominent TV network. By night, though, he’s adding new vinyl to his ever-growing collection and making playlists that tell stories on his Instagram page @playlistdisco. Feel free to DM him if you want argue over the best era of Weezer.