VARIOUS ARTISTS: Mainstream Music Is Shit: 2 x CD

To be honest, it’s hard not to have a few ideas regarding what to expect when getting something like this. A title like this quickly provokes thoughts like “Yeah. Also, check out my benefit, ‘Cancer is an often fatal disease.’” However, we all were at a point where we had no idea what any kind of disease is, so fair enough. But, two CDs worth of music is a lot when I’ve never heard of any of it before, so I’d hope that it can back it up. The music within is okay, if not a little “Okay, here’s a hardcore—wait, no, ska band?” Reminds me a lot of all the comps I’d find as a teenager, when I’d probably love every song.

 –joe (TNS)