This is a conglomeration of two of the band’s earlier EPs and three new tunes, arranged in reverse chronological order. So, it functions as a timeline of the band from recent work to earliest. I wish they had put the early stuff first, because it was a lot more fun. Overall, the record is a good document of a good pop punk band, but the newer stuff sounds all too radio friendly and has that bitter formulaic taste that top 40 punk tends to have. The early stuff is exciting, though. It’s poppy and aggressive and got me moving out of my chair. In the end, I’ll give it the proverbial thumbs-up because the further the record progressed and the more we moved back in time, the more fun I had with it.
–Eric Carlson (Teeno, www.teenorecords.com)