Album: The Slits, Trapped Animal, (Sweet Nothing)

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If it's surprising that post-punk legends The Slits have made an album as fresh as this after a 25-year hiatus, remember that they were, famously, very young to begin with. (Ari Up, Johnny Rotten's stepdaughter, was 14 in 1976.)

In her peculiar German-Jamaican accent, Ari sings about inherited misogyny and the cycle of child abuse, while her band cook up a punky reggae party ranging from an urgent skank to a carefree lilt. It's very 1981, but that's cool, and you imagine it would be even more fun live, red dreads flailing.

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