The Briefs – Hit After Hit – Review

February 22, 2002

It’s pretty impossible to do anything new with punk, it’s a matter of doing the same goddamn thing loud, pure, and energetically. That’s what The Briefs do.

Sugarcult – Start Static – Review

February 22, 2002

Using every punk-pop/power pop cliché so well, ya can’t help but smile. There’s nothing here you haven’t heard, but it’s all strung together energetically.

Yellowcard- One for the Kids – Review

February 22, 2002

Yellowcard, although sentimentally-heavy and eager to dish out sugary breakdowns, take their cues from the real deal: Whippersnapper, No Use For A Name, etc.

Welt – Brand New Dream – Review

February 22, 2002

Doctor Dream died after releasing “Better Days” and “Kicked in the Teeth Again,” and it knocked the stuffing outta Welt, They regrouped for Brand New Dream.

The East Bay Chasers – Review

February 22, 2002

East Bay Chasers are thin-sounding, standard-fare club punk. Not hard’n’gruff enough to be street punk, not sappy’n’melodic enough to be punkpop.

Sixer – Saving Grace – Review

February 22, 2002

More sore throat street punk ‘cept with a better sense of melody than most’n’a heartfelt debt to older, less fashionable “reactionary” rock’n’roll.

D.R.I. – Greatest Hits – Review

February 15, 2002

Greatest Hits captures many of the classics from the first couple records (Dirty Rotten EP and Dealing With It), and probably some of the Crossover shit.

All – Live + One – Review

February 8, 2002

22 songs in 50 minutes on this first CD just doesn’t cover it… The “Plus One” is a second CD of the Descendents live.

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