VARIOUS ARTISTS: Monster Party 2000: CD

A mostly surf-oriented comp with a “monster” theme running throughout, featuring the talents of Satan’s Pilgrims, Los Straitjackets, Bleed, the Space Cossacks, the Boss Martians, and others. The surf stuff works best here, so much so that the “louder” sounds of Electric Frankenstein and Cobrajets seem woefully out of place and are annoying at best. Still, there’s enough hot tunes here to make it worth the green.

 –jimmy (MuSick)