VARIOUS ARTISTS: Nice Guys Finish Last: CD

A non-inspiring compilation. The highlight tracks were from Strike Anywhere, The Lawrence Arms, Rise Against and Against Me!, but those tracks are available elsewhere. In fact, twenty out of the twenty-four tracks are available elsewhere. The rest of the bands on this comp that I didn’t mention seemed to be all from the same genre of pop punk/melodicore. It felt like listening to a bunch of bands cut from the same mold. The variety wasn’t varied enough to sustain my interest level.

 –don (Nice Guy)