The word on the street is that this, the Agents' second album, is a huge improvement over their first. Be that as it may, this one is fine, if not outstanding. The Agents, like many American ska bands, have a tendency to play too fast, though they resist that tendency admirably on some of this album's strongest tracks, including the very catchy "Gratidao" and the swing-inflected "Scully." They can play reggae better than many of their peers, and singer Jason DaLomba does a creditable job toasting on "Bridge to Nowhere." The ...

For All the Massive 1998, Radical Records

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