I might not be a huge, devoted fan of both bands, but I do own some 12″s, 7″s, and CDs of both bands. The Against All Authority stuff is pretty good. Makes one wonder what their upcoming full-length will be like. Still, their split benefit CD with the Criminals had better songs than the ones featured here. I hate to say it, but the Common Rider songs are horrible and you can totally tell these were outtakes—the songs too sucky to leave on Hopeless the full-length. It is nice to see Hopeless returning from the land of metal/emo and which-major-wants-to-buy-my-band-now music to do conventional punk once in a while though, like the good old days.