VARIOUS ARTISTS: Innocence Is Bliss: CD

Sep 25, 2007

This CD is subtitled “A Female Frenzy of Sensational Sounds” and has wicked-adorable cover art featuring a cartoon girl guitarist and a cat playing the drums, so I wasn’t sure. But damn it, as soon as the first track (“Boy Meets Girl” by The Portugal Japan) came blasting out of my speakers, I was feeling like I’d scored big when this arrived in my package of review materials. The rest of the disc did not disappoint, featuring track after track of riotous and catchy ladypunk, with most songs clocking in under three minutes. This CD does what “various artists” discs are supposed to do: makes you want to hunt down full-lengths by most of the featured artists. Hooray!

 –jennifer (Dionysus)