The four hundred and thirtieth album: #430 The Germs - GI

As a specifically hardcore punk album (GI) is a bit less accessible than most, although from a hard rock perspective, it feels like a natural development for punk to lean into its harder side. It's something that started coming up as a specific stream in punk earlier, with something like the Sex Pistols feeling harder than other punk bands that followed, and rejecting the pop approach makes sense even from a political perspective.

It's fine for that, but I think it veers too far away from what I enjoy, the shouting nature overpowering the lyrics so they become meaningless and the music becoming too much after a while. I'm probably not the audience - although a few decades ago I might have been - but it does feel like drunkenness will help you enjoy this more than it does listening on an average workday.