DEAD ON A FRIDAY: Hope It Was Worth It: CD

Okay, it’s only logical that some of the first punk that one might get exposed to is Fat Wreck/NOFX-style crap. Hence, it might be what your first band sounds like. But, what the hell? These pork-knobs look like they’re all at least in their late twenties. There could be a whole lot of reasons why these guys would be playing this style of music (lack of originality, arrested development, stabs at mainstream success), though none of them are good.

 –Craven (Stabsco, www.deadonafriday.com)