FUCKED UP: Town Comp: LP

Admittedly, I haven’t really sat down and listened to Fucked Up in a while, just recalling them as “that loud hardcore band I’d seen a few times, a few years ago,” so this one screwed with me a little. Apparently it’s a concept album: a collection of b-sides from an upcoming album, turned into “compilation” in the style of ‘70s Euro regional comps, with the help of a bunch of extra vocalists to make the whole thing more convincing (some of my favorites being Sandy Miranda and AC Newman). Admittedly, given the choice, I’d prefer to listen to the proper album, but all things considered, this is a pretty cool record.

 –joe (Matador)