The Year of the Rat

The Year of the Rat

Various Artists

Fueled By Ramen

A good compilation of bands that have appeared on the Fueled By Ramen label since they began, as well as some bands they just happen to like. It came as a promo, but I’m pretty sure this is one of those cheaply priced samplers, so it’s even a better deal. There are only two bands that have songs that aren’t listed as released (Jersey and Cooter), but even so, it’s cheap and there are great bands! The much-missed Impossibles have two songs of Weezer-ish ska, Ann Beretta contributes some of their anthem punk rock, plus pop-punk a-plenty from Fun Size, Discount, J Church (sounding very rock n’ roll), Cooter, and Jersey. Ska-punk tracks from the Hippos and the Supaflies, wonderful pop from Sarge, emocore from Empire State Games, emo from Jimmy Eat World, plus a song from Limp. Right on.

Fueled By Ramen Records, P.O. Box 12563, Gainesville, FL 32604; http://www.dyve.com/fbr

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