The Populars want to "burn down the house that rock built," which is how they explain their album-opening "call to arms," Hurry Up And Die. This is weird, cuz without the house that rock built the Populars would have no place in this world, seeing that they borrow from all over the place. I hate that kind of attitude. The Vindicator LP is still okay, and redeems itself with track three, Megalove, a shout-along 80s new wave/riff metal track that's fucking awesome. After that it gets a bit annoying, with repetitive nasal pop punk, and coasts to an uneven finish. It's fairly lo-fi, with good melodies, heavy riffs and psychedelic and electronic bits, and you may need to skip some tracks, but the Populars pull off some fine moments.