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Probably the most irretrievably deranged act on Earache Records’ already outlandish roster, Massachusetts quartet A.C. (which reportedly stands for Anal Cunt) elevates itself above the merely psychotic with the sensational Top 40 Hits. A 40-song hatefest on which few tunes last more than a minute, Hits explores the limits of both grindcore’s ferocity and vocalist Seth Putnam’s larynx (on more than a few tracks, it really sounds like the guy might be throwing up). While a few songs, such as “Foreplay With a Tree Shredder” and “Lives Ruined by Music,” almost resemble cohesive metal arrangements, many others—“Still a Freshman After All These Years,” “Cleft Palate,” etc.—are little more than supersonic bursts of gristle. Hilariously, A.C. spends an inordinate amount of time ranting about their personal lives, a motif reflected in titles like “Shut Up Paul,” “Old Lady Across the Hall With No Life,” and “Flower Shop Guy.” Also included are a number of mutilated cover songs. Not to be missed: the “traditional Oi! arrangement” of “Stayin’ Alive,” a version of The A-Team theme song (credited in the liner notes to “some guy”), as well as a nine-second spasm that somewhat resembles Elton John’s “I’m Still Standing.”