VARIOUS ARTISTS: Shiftless Decay: CD

If you were to ask me to name a city that I’d want to hear a DIY compilation from, I’d probably say Detroit. An urban wasteland of poverty and crime? Check! Without the huge scene safety, incest and “makes-it-worth-it-ness” of punk meccas like Oakland and New Orleans? Check! It would just have to rock! Does it disappoint? Hell, no! This comp ranges from noisy punk, to garage, to psychedelic punk and then some other stuff like weird jazzy, instrumentalness. It all overlaps in a weird way (noisy garage?), so it’s never jarring. There’s not a dud on here.

 –Craven (X!, x-recs.com)