VARIOUS ARTISTS: Corroded Music for the Masses: CD

May 25, 2010

While there ain’t anything inherently terrible here, none of it really sticks, either. You get twenty-five tracks of fairly nondescript punk rock, the kind that seems more interested in adhering to a template than delivering the goods with any kind of conviction, and mostly kind of blends from one song to the next. Some stuff here sounds like it might even make the Hot Topic playlist, while others sound like stuff you’d unconsciously bounce yer head to if it were on the radio, but wouldn’t reach for the volume to crank it up. If that sounds appealing, more power to ye, but it ain’t doing squat for moi.  –jimmy (Stickman,