VARIOUS ARTISTS: Best of Various: CD

Art rock, screaming hardcore, acoustic mellowness, and flat-out noise are given equal time on this varied comp. Most of the tracks sound like they come from assorted demos, as no doubt they did, and there’s also a “college radio” feel to the sequencing, but nothing here can be construed as terrible, and some tracks are mighty fine, indeed. Featured bands include +DOG+, Bratface, Illicit, Post Natal Abortion, the Shills, and Due Process.

 –jimmy (www.loveearthmusic.com)