VARIOUS ARTISTS: Either or Sucks: A Tribute to Descendents: CD

As tribute records go, this one would definitely rise to the top in my stack. Mostly unknown bands tackle the vast catalogue of this top notch outfit. Caleb Lionheart and The Tired And The True are my favorites here. Call It Quits’ bludgeoning take on “Bikeage” makes me want to hear Face To Face’s take again. Hospital Garden sounds like they have J. Mascis guesting on vocals, which seems a bit odd. But, overall, this is definitely worth giving it a spin.

 –koepenick (Either/Or Records)