CROWD, THE: Surf Ghetto Riot—Big Waves and Wipeouts 1994-2014: CD

Along with bands like Shattered Faith, this band has finally started to get the recognition they deserve as pioneers of the California punk sound that rose like Godzilla in the 1980s. Obviously highlighting their later years, this compilation shreds and we should all be happy this is out in the world now. The LP version features a slightly different track listing, so completists will want both. If you eat Adolescents for breakfast and Weirdos for lunch, this is your dinner. –Sean Koepenick (Hostage, hostagerecords.com)