VARIOUS ARTISTS: These Troublesome Thinkers: CD

There’s no way in hell there’s that many people who will outright enjoy all forty two tracks (two hours!) offered on this comp. There’s everything from metal-ska to techno-hardcore alongside more conventional acts practicing their brands of skate rock and pop punk. The points where I found myself cringing were few compared to points where I found myself silently nodding my head along to the beat. It hits a lot of good bullet points for a comp to hit. Diverse, cheap, overstuffed.

 –Bryan Static (TNS, tnsrecords.co.uk)