Reviews Band: Various Artists

Band: Various Artists

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Various Artists - Dead Band's Party: A Tribute to Oingo Boingo album cover

Various Artists

Dead Band's Party: A Tribute to Oingo Boingo, 2005

0.5 / 10

The 80's weren't really as bad as those VH1 specials make it out to be. Sure the fashion of those years was pretty atrocious, but try going to a concert ...

Various Artists - Generations: A Hardcore Compilation album cover

Various Artists

Generations: A Hardcore Compilation, 2005

8.3 / 10

I turned 31 about a month ago and at my age a person tends to finally want to "grow up" and get out of hardcore. There's been plenty of lonely ...

Various Artists - Tony Hawk's American Wasteland album cover

Various Artists

Tony Hawk's American Wasteland, 2005

8.0 / 10

Tempers of music fans ran high from the day stories were posted on various sites that specific bands were to be covering songs that are heralded as classics in the ...

Various Artists - We Reach: The Music of The Melvins album cover

Various Artists

We Reach: The Music of The Melvins, 2005

6.5 / 10

A tribute to The Melvins, in theory, is a great idea. Hell, all tribute records in theory are great ideas. They pay homage to talented bands that have been around ...

Various Artists - Underground Hip Hop Essentials Vol. 1 album cover

Various Artists

Underground Hip Hop Essentials Vol. 1, 2006

7.3 / 10
200 Words Or Less

It hasn’t been until recently, with my discovery of artists like Ghostface Killah, that I started listening to hip hop again. I was excited when I saw this release, and ...

Various Artists - Our Impact Will Be Felt: A Tribute to Sick of it All album cover

Various Artists

Our Impact Will Be Felt: A Tribute to Sick of it All, 2007

7.7 / 10

Let's face it; if you're a hardcore kid and you DON'T like Sick of it All, there's something really and truly wrong with you. For over twenty years, Sick of ...

Various Artists - Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theatres album cover

Various Artists

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theatres, 2007

0.5 / 10

I'm going to be quite blunt right off the bat. Normally I would take the time to write some kind of intro that ties in with the album that I'm ...

Various Artists - New York vs. New Jersey: Punk Rock Battle Royal album cover

Various Artists

New York vs. New Jersey: Punk Rock Battle Royal, 2007

8.0 / 10

Throughout the 90's pop-punk was an essential part of most punk and hardcore kids' record collections. Even those whose tastes leaned toward the heavier side of the underground spectrum had ...

Various Artists - United States of Hardcore album cover

Various Artists

United States of Hardcore, 2007

4.5 / 10

The title of this compilation speaks volumes about our nation. While there is an ongoing argument about who invented punk music - not that it really matters - the origins ...

Various Artists - Keep Singing! album cover

Various Artists

Keep Singing!, 2007

7.3 / 10

Keep Singing! is another benefit compilation brought to you from the great folks at Exotic Fever Records; in this case the proceeds are going to the amazing organization Compassion Over ...

Various Artists - Change! album cover

Various Artists

Change!, 2007

3.0 / 10
200 Words Or Less

Change! is the latest compilation from the team of Hopeless/Sub City Records and Hot Topic. Included in this release are one CD and one DVD. The CD has twenty-one songs. ...

Various Artists - Enjoyed: A Tribute to Björk's Post album cover

Various Artists

Enjoyed: A Tribute to Björk's Post, 2008

7.5 / 10

Tribute albums have never really sat well with me. With each song, I usually hear every band featured saying, “Hey, we can do this song better than the original artist.” ...

Various Artists - Generic Insight Radio Volume One album cover

Various Artists

Generic Insight Radio Volume One, 2008

7.5 / 10

Generic Insight Radio is a weekly Internet radio show that airs on Wednesday nights from 10:00 PM until midnight EST. I personally have never listened to the show because I'm ...

Various Artists - Punk Goes Crunk album cover

Various Artists

Punk Goes Crunk, 2008

1.0 / 10

The Punk Goes series has been running since the start of this century, beginning with metal and running through pop, acoustic, the 80’s, the 90’s, and now culminating with crunk. ...

Various Artists - Our Roots Our Pride album cover

Various Artists

Our Roots Our Pride, 2008

6.5 / 10

This is a piece of history, as the name of the album might suggest. Our Roots Our Pride: History of Italian Positive Hardcore and Straight Edge Movement 1989-1995 contains thirty-two ...

Various Artists - Mass vs. Cali album cover

Various Artists

Mass vs. Cali, 2008

7.5 / 10
200 Words Or Less

This 7” compilation partners two Massachusetts bands on one side and two California bands on the other side. Each band contributes one track each; with each band honing in on ...

Various Artists - Caustic Defiance/Negative Element-Split CD album cover

Various Artists

Caustic Defiance/Negative Element-Split CD, 2009

8.5 / 10
200 Words Or Less

Just when you thought all the early 1980’s output from Chicago bands had been put out there, along comes this release. Negative Element was a young, loud, and snotty hardcore ...

Various Artists - Let Me Out & First Cut - Swedish Hardcore Split album cover

Various Artists

Let Me Out & First Cut - Swedish Hardcore Split, 2009

6.5 / 10
200 Words Or Less

Ah, split CDs of two bands I've never heard of before. The bane of my existence. Anyway, Sweden's Let Me Out play tuneful melodic hardcore in the vein of early ...

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