I’m really glad that the big wave of ska punk is over. I just could not take it anymore. I figured the land of generic ska bands have been blown off the planet, and like the roaches, only the strong remain. It’s been a couple of years now and bravely I picked this to review. Could I take it? Do I need to drink more beer? Were the sound of horns and guitars skanking need me to go on Prozac? I feel okay as this plays. My new kitten hasn’t come into the room to shit on the floor. I actually enjoy this a lot. Two tone ska has always found a special place in my heart. This is an international comp featuring 21 bands and 21 songs. The only band I recognized on this comp was Bim Skala Bim. All the tracks were superb on this comp and will probably be a regular listen when I need to mellow things out. I love it when I get surprised.
–don (Mad Butcher)