VARIOUS ARTISTS: The Suicide Girls Black Heart Retrospective: CD

I can totally get behind a “classic goth” compilation, even if most of the stuff contained therein has been compiled a thousand times before, and the Virgin Prunes’ “Baby Turns Blue” ain’t included but a Cult song decidedly not from the goth period is. I’ll even go so far as to say that I really dig rapper Atmosphere’s work, especially that album that Epitaph put out a year or two ago. The man has flow, and I can appreciate his skills. That said, whoever thought including a song by Atmosphere—and an Alkaline Trio cover of the Sisters’ “Lucretia, My Reflection” instead of either securing the rights to the original or getting another song by a more worthy band from that era—should be kicked in the shins. Twice. I also fail to see how any of these songs are supposed to make me wanna strip down to my skivvies and post a picture of my newly nekkid self on the internet.

 –jimmy (Epitaph)