NOFX / FRANK TURNER: West Coast vs. Wessex: Split CD/LP

This record is NOFX doing five Frank Turner tunes, and Turner countering with his renditions of five NOFX songs. Because I live under a rock in South Carolina, I’d not been previously graced by the musical musing of Turner, so I can’t attest to how NOFX has adapted/interpreted his songs, but their presentation of his tunes was thoroughly enjoyable. I found Turner’s versions of NOFX songs to be just as fun; I especially liked his quirky acoustic version of “Bob.” I wouldn’t consider this record to be essential listening, but it’s a fun record that would certainly be worth your time if you’re a fan of either entity. West Coast vs. Wessex? I hereby declare it a draw. –The Lord Kveldulfr (Fat)