VARIOUS ARTISTS: Punk for Life Volumes Too through III: CD

For what is essentially a by-the-book punk comp, there’s a nice bit of diversity in sounds here from parrot-core (The Virus) to straight-ahead hardcore (Common Enemy) to full-on singalong stuff (NFI). You get forty tracks total from nearly as many bands, including those mentioned above, Catholic Altered Boys, Cut-Offs, Exit Only, Void Control, Mental Pain, Corrupted Youth and others. Of particular note are two tracks by the always-swell Minor Disturbance, who sound so much like prime Zero Boys it’s kinda scary. Overall, this is definitely worth a listen.

 –jimmy (Run and Hide)