The Manikins- Bad Times LP. Following a 10-year hiatus, acclaimed garage-rockers The Manikins return to the front with 12 power-pop affected killers. “Bad Times" is the 5th album from The Manikins and it’s just brilliant. Impregnated from the same sounds as bands like the Real Kids, The Reatards, the Modern Lovers, the Beat and the Black Lips, these Swedish guys are good at distilling pop punk melodies into rabidly catchy punk rock hits. Fun listen. Import from the UK.