A Dozen of Ted Leo's Most Intriguing Qualities

Theodore Francis Leo just refuses to write bad songs. While it might be true that the infectious "Where Have All the Rude Boys Gone?" is better than some of the other rockist enticements he's come up with over the years, it's damned near impossible to find any clunkers from more than a decade's worth of work under the Ted Leo & the Pharmacists moniker. As for his earlier work, Puzzlehead haters can crawl back into their holes.

Now that the articulate punk vet (Chisel, Citizen's Arrest) is coming back to South Florida for a show at Churchill's on October 30 -- his first in the area since 2007 -- it's the ideal time to get into the many fascinating components of the Leo.

UPDATED: There are now a baker's dozen below.