VARIOUS ARTISTS: Hyped to Death #51: CD

The latest in this multi-volume series, this one is a little heavier on ’77 punk and Detroit-style post-glam swagger than previous installments, but even if it ain’t as diverse as some of the others, the song selection is still mighty high and there is still the occasional oddball gem to be found here. Highlights this time around include Chainsaw, Convicted (great slice of early ’80s OC tuneage) Cheetah Chrome, Cracked Actor, Coldcock, Claude Coma and the IVs, Cinecyde, the Cads and others.

 –jimmy (www.hyped2death.com)