VARIOUS ARTISTS: Number One Sampler: CD

The Groovie Ghoulies, Phenomenauts, Big D and more. Fourteen tracks. I haven’t heard a collaboration of this many good punk bands since Punk Part Two in the mid-‘90s. Treephort is rad. Big D and the Kids suck. But, unfortunately, the comp reminds me that both a lot of really good and really, really bad music comes out of California. BRO. At times I talked to myself out loud and said, “God this sucks!” But the new bands like Treephort that you’ve never heard of make up for the surf pop. I think? Gabe Rock

 –guest (Springman)