Posts Tagged ‘Various Artists’

ALBUM: Various Artists – Punk Goes 90s: Vol. 2

Release Date: March 31st, 2014
Label: Fearless Records
Website: www.punkgoes.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/punkgoes
Twitter: www.twitter.com/punkgoes

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With another year comes at least one more addition to the Fearless Records cover album series, ‘Punk Goes…’. March 2014 marks the addition of ‘Punk Goes 90s: Vol. 2′, a second look back at a series of hits from two decades ago to bring a strike of nostalgia into our lives. Much like most other additions in the ‘Punk Goes…’ compilation collection, we’re once again gifted with a record full of hit-or-miss.

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ALBUM: Various Artists – Punk Goes Pop: Volume 5

Release Date: November 6th, 2012
Label: Fearless Records
Website: www.punkgoes.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/punkgoes
Twitter: www.twitter.com/punkgoespop5

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Now on its thirteenth installment in the the whole Punk Goes… compilation series, the albums have become a regular occurrence in the scene. Though these cover albums are meant to be just good fun, showing a band’s adaptation of some popular work, they should always try and stay somewhat true to the original yet brand their own identity into the flesh.

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ALBUM: Various Artists – One Big Happy!

Release Date: September 24th, 2012
Label: Que-So/Brando Records
Website: www.bowlingforsoup.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bowlingforsoup
Twitter: www.twitter.com/bfsrocks

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I’m not quite sure how to go about reviewing this, so I’ll just dive right in. ‘One Big Happy!’ is a three-way split between up-and-coming pop-punk acts The Dollyrots and Patent Pending under the watchful eye of Bowling For Soup. Since this is being released on BFS‘s own record label, I can imagine them acting as mentors to these guys Also, both bands are going on tour with BFS, so I guess that this is album would be a cool little souvenir of the show too. ‘One Big Happy!’ has each band covers two of the others songs as well as releasing a brand new one of their own, which is a neat little way of getting to know each band.

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ALBUM: Various Artists – The Bristol Reggae Explosion 3 – The 80s: Part 2

Release Date: March 19th, 2012
Label: Bristol Archive Records
Website: www.bristolarchiverecords.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bristolarchive
Twitter: www.twitter.com/bristolarchive

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Picking up where volume two left off, ‘The Bristol Reggae Explosion 3 – The 80s: Part 2′ continues to delve deep into the heart of roots-reggae in Bristol during the 80s. Compiled by Bristol Archive Records, we’re treated to fifteen tracks from some of the scene’s most popular bands and artists of the time.

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ALBUM: Various Artists – Wrongpop Presents: A Charity Album In Aid Of Deafness Research UK

Release Date: March 1st, 2012
Label: Wrongpop
Website: wrongpop.bandcamp.com
Facebook: None available
Twitter: www.twitter.com/wrongpop

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Laudably raising money for a fantastic cause, Wrongpop have compiled a satisfyingly rich and diverse release in their funding raising efforts, showcasing not only the exciting talent florishing in the UK’s up and comers but also a commendable willingness of these bands to turn their craft to the backing of a profoundly worthy benefactor.

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ALBUM: Various Artists – This Is A Popscene #1

Release Date: February 27th, 2012
Label: Unsigned
Website: www.thisisapopscene.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/this-is-a-popscene
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tiapopscene

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In aid of Cheltenham based charity WellChild, ‘This Is A Popscene #1′ is primarily a laudable compliation seeking to raise funds for an important and utterly deserving cause. Yet, as if this motive weren’t merit enough, this release also proves to bring together a succession of joyously upbeat tracks which can help to ease perhaps even the most grievous of troubles.

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ALBUM: Various Artists – Lazy Bear’s Definitive Guide To Pop-Punk: 2011

Release Date: December 1st, 2011
Label: Lazy Bear Records
Website: www.lazybearrecords.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lazybearrecords
Twitter: www.twitter.com/lazybearrecords

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It’s in our nature as human beings to be lazy, and let’s face it – we love being lazy. You know what else we (or at least should) love? Pop-punk. So thanks to Lazy Bear Records, you can now be lazy and get your fill of brilliant new UK pop-punk as they have released a compilation full of rising bands that you will need to keep your eyes on.

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ALBUM: Various Artists – ZZ Top: A Tribute From Friends

Release Date: October 18th, 2011
Label: RCA
Website: www.zztop.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/zztop

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To be completely honest, most ‘tribute’ albums are largely forgetable affairs. Although to hear a band knocking out a celebration of one of their influences can be undeniably fun, a lot of the time it all seems a bit pointless, especially if nothing new is brought to the table. Regrettably, ‘ZZ Top: A Tribute From Friends’ is certainly no exception to this common rule.

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NEWS: Paramore, My Chemical Romance and more to feature on Transformers 3 soundtrack!

The tracklisting for the official soundtrack for the upcoming third installment of the Transformers motion pictures, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, has been revealed, and features tracks from the likes of Paramore, My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park, Black Veil Brides and others. You can see the full tracklist and artwork below:

01.) Linkin Park – ‘Iridescent’
02.) Paramore – ‘Monster’
03.) My Chemical Romance – ‘The Only Hope For Me Is You’
04.) Taking Back Sunday – ‘Faith’
05.) Staind – ‘The Bottom’
06.) Art Of Dying – ‘Get Thru This’
07.) Goo Goo Dolls – ‘All That You Are’
08.) Theory Of A Deadman – ‘Head Above Water’
09.) Black Veil Brides – ‘Set The World On Fire’
10.) Skillet – ‘Alive & Awake (Remix)’
11.) Mastodon – ‘Just Got Paid’ (ZZ Top cover)

The film Transformers: Dark Side Of The Moon is set for release on June 29th 2011 is cinemas nationwide, with its official soundtrack released beforehand on June 14th 2011.

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ALBUM: Various Artists – Paul Movie Soundtrack

Release Date: February 18th, 2011
Label: U.M.T.V.
Website: www.paulthemovie.co.uk
MySpace: None available

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Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have reunited for ‘Paul’ a sci-fi, comedy adventure. They star as geeks who (stupidly) decide to travel to the heart of America’s UFO epicentre. Whilst there, they fortuitously meet an alien named Paul (the name itself is guaranteed to cause a few laughs), and as in most comedies nowadays, an eventful road trip supervenes. Like any decent road movie, a pretty good soundtrack is a must. Not only is the ‘Paul’ soundtrack an auditory gem (it spans genres such as soul, rock, punk and reggae) but, in harmony with the aliens/outer-space/geek theme, each track exemplifies a nod to science fiction.

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