Nearly fifteen years after their debut and innumerable world tours later, these rude boys are not labeling this a greatest hits comp. Instead, these twenty-four tracks were chosen as some of the Caddies’—and their fans’—favorite songs. A new roots reggae tune from their forthcoming album Keep It Going is also thrown in, plus tons of color photos and commentary from a bandmate on each song. Spanning early tracks like “Preppie Girl” and “The Bell Tower” to “Drinking for 11” and “Tired Bones,” some veteran fans may be disappointed that faves like “Macho Nachos” weren’t featured. Nevertheless, whether you’re a hardcore never-missed-a-show fan or just looking to add to your punk/ska collection, this skaroovy comp shouldn’t be overlooked. Recommended.
–Kristen K (Fat Wreck)