Fronted by Haligonian Barry Walsh—of the late, great Cool Blue Halo—Galore is a ballsy trip to ’70s glam and power-pop. At times channelling This Year’s Model-era Elvis Costello, Galore owes much of its sound to T-Rex, The Raspberries, early Bowie and Cheap Trick. They gorge on Marc Bolan’s sleazy teenage romanticism on “Typical You” and corner the poppier side of late-’70s punk with a nod to The Undertones’ “Teenage Kicks” on “Teenage Rebellion Machine.” This record owes nothing to present-day pop, bringing the great elements of raunchy, good-time power-pop together. Amplifier, a breath of fresh air, deserves a place in every collection.
—Trevor MacLaren 
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