Let’s make the jump from Barcelona (see my previous post on Enamorados) to Madrid. It’s worth the trip, I promise. Una Vida Vulgar (‘A Vulgar Life’) is the third LP by the mighty Rata Negra. The band plays pop punk you can dance to, even if you cannot dance. While still very much rooted into punk, Una Vida Vulgar is Rata Negra at their most pop yet, and songs like El Escarmiento have the potential to cross over to a mainstream audience. Out now through Humo Internacional (Spain) and La Vida es un Mus (UK).