Music

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Every time I’m ready to throw in the towel and declare the whole ’90s Revival thing a bankrupt and worthless pursuit, somebody sends along a record that reminds me of Hazel or Crackerbash or some other obscure flannel-factory and makes me reconsider my whole stance. “Wilt” is one of those records. While the grunge-by-numbers thing has gotten tedious, Sneeze have enough pop-punk and classic-emo undertones to give the songs depth and character that aren’t showing up in your neighbor’s Nirvana-knockoff outfit. Sneeze have the big, burly bludgeoning tones and keen songwriting to outlast the whole revival.