VARIOUS ARTISTS: FSDC 3: Cassette

At first I thought this comp might be utterly threadless, but after a few listens it feels as if these might all be bedroom creations rather than proper bands. There’s a bunch of kinda college-y stuff on here, some twee pop, and some painfully produced over earnest sensitivity. In the midst of it all is the awesomely named Raw McCartney, whose cut “Problems” sounds like DJ Shadow trying to recreate a My Bloody Valentine song (or maybe the other way around). Aside from that one, though, nothing really grabbed me. 

 –Michael T. Fournier (Glory Hole)