PAVID VERMIN: Lookout! Pavid Vermin Ruins Some Songs: CD

So, this is essentially a Lookout Records tribute album, with cover art designed by former Lookout co-owner Chris Appelgren, making this look very much in style like one of the old Lookout Records compilations. The choice of songs covered includes many of the big names you would expect, including Green Day, Operation Ivy, MTX, The Queers, Crimpshrine and many others. The covers are performed generally “true-to-form” compared to the originals, and while not bad, they all just make me want to listen to the original versions. Overall, this was a fun, albeit unessential, listen that would likely appeal to the Lookout Records mega-completist out there. –Mark Twistworthy (Bloated Kat, bloatedkatrecords.bandcamp.com)