1 Giant Leap – Review

November 11, 2002

The concept is stunning: Use laptops worldwide to record various artists, put them all together in a U.S. recording studio – and link cultures.

Voice This Sound – Review

November 11, 2002

Pop Unknown guitarist Joel Ganucheau and his newly-established Inverse Records bring 22 tracks of (mostly) muscular guitar power pop from the Texas/Kansas sun.

Victory Style – 5 – Review

November 11, 2002

In between old-timers dropping by, Victory Style 5 is the label introducing their new signees. For your “cover every subgenre” needs, look no further.

Unreleased – No. 1 – Review

November 11, 2002

Yup, I’m still a sucker for Deep Elm’s goods. If this is the unreleased stuff, you can only imagine how great the full-lengths are.

The Metal Years – Power Metal – Review

November 11, 2002

If you follow these genres, most of these bands are familiar. They’re mostly the big names, with little “filler,” and omissions were probably licensing issues.

Sample This, Too – Review

November 11, 2002

In celebration of their 20th anniversary, BYO releases a sampler that shows the “old” BYO-style bands as well as where the label is heading.

Punk Rock is Your Friend – Review

November 11, 2002

Offers two tracks apiece from each band, one hit and one shit (in most cases, there’s a reason why it’s unreleased), but it surely sounded like a good idea.

Punk-O-Rama – 7 – Review

November 11, 2002

The one-sheet boasts “Artists include Rancid, Bad Religion, NOFX, and Pennywise,” a quick scan of bands shows an infiltration of hipster bands and garage rock.

WWF Forceable Entry – Review

August 2, 2002

Boring. Maybe this is for trudging through the mall, looking cool and checking your cap, the paces slow enough so your pants won’t fall down around your ankles.

The Pledge of Alliance Tour – Review

August 2, 2002

Three of the bigger, “brighter” stars in the nü metal scrapheap, as well as also-rans their labels are trying to hype to the hilt to fool the foolable.

Swim Team – #2 – Review

August 2, 2002

Always at the forefront of new indie/electro/alterna/etc. music, ex-Wire Colin Newman has once again compiled the best bands you’ve never heard of.

Punch Drunk – III – Review

August 2, 2002

A grouchy reviewer might grumble that TKO’s latest sampler is mostly filler, but an astute music historian would point out it’s merely carrying on the legacy.

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