Cabana Beach Club – Review

April 19, 2002

Think of the last half of Moby’s Play, add waaaay to much reverb, some Latin-flavored beats and a few guitar wanks, and you’ve got Cabana Beach Club.

A Fistful of Rock – Vol. 7 – Review

February 22, 2002

This series is for anyone who gets cranked up by Motörhead, Agent Orange, AC/DC, pre-Beatles Redd Kross, early Kiss, The Runaways/first couple Joan Jett recs.

ReDirection – Review

February 22, 2002

The best source for Midwestern math-ish indie/instrumental/emo rock, Polyvinyl has put together a damn fine (and balanced) sampler for those uninitiated.

Punk-O-Rama – Vol. 6 – Review

February 22, 2002

Epitaph keeps the bands they’ve got (minus one) and picks up wave after wave of the best young hopefuls, most of whom deserve it.

Nuggets II – Review

February 22, 2002

A track, a couple paragraphs, a professorial listen, a glance at the haberdashery, and you’re sampling the next one until the box of chocolates is gone.

No-Fi Trash – Review

February 22, 2002

The biggest, brightest, and not-so-bright names in independent music, offering multitudes of subgenres to chose from. Most songs are previously released.

Metal Dreams – Vol. 3 – Review

February 22, 2002

I’m an admitted speed freak (the verb, not necessarily the drug), and while Goth metal tickles my brooding dark side, I’m just not a fan of ballads.

Judge Not – Review

February 22, 2002

Dollars for donuts, this is probably the best stoner rock compilation available. For $12.99, you get 28 tracks spread over two CDs.

Identity 7 – Deadly Sins – Review

February 22, 2002

Fans will get hard-ons for Candiria, Iced Earth, Stuck Mojo, and Nevermore while being exposed to Krisiun, …And Oceans, The Forsaken, and other eye-poppers.

I Am Vengeance – Review

February 22, 2002

This soundtrack works threefold; as a sampler of classicist doom-rooted metal, as a complement to the film, and as a listenable disc from horns to tail.

Dark Awakening – Vol. 1 – Review

February 22, 2002

Half really good songs, a few decent ones, and a few that make me wonder how anyone can produce such shit. Good diversity on both the electro and Gothic CDs.

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