by Caitlin DeWeese, edited by Erik van Rheenen
What is there to say about “Punk Goes 90s,Volume 2” besides the obvious: “There aren’t any punk bands on it?”
It is and has always been (at least recently) everyone’s complaint, and I think it gets said every time a new album in the series is released. There are no punk bands on it, and there never were, and there never will be. We know.
I was head over heels for Punk Goes Acoustic, and listened to Punk Goes Pop (the first one) for a small amount of time, but I never invested much time or many emotions (besides anger) in them besides that.
I expected nothing from this release and was both pleasantly surprised and absolutely disgusted. Here is my categorization of the tracks.
Track 1: Get Scared- “My Own Worst Enemy” (Lit)
Track 4: The Color Morale- “Everlong” (Foo Fighters)
Track 6: Mayday Parade- “Comedown” (Bush)
Track 8: Yellowcard- “Today” (Smashing Pumpkins)
Track 9: Hands Like Houses- “Torn” (Natalie Imbruglia)
Track 12: Ice Kills Nine- “Good Riddance” (Green Day)
The Almost Good:
Track 5: Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!- “All Star” (Smash Mouth)
Track 10: The Ghost Inside- “Southtown” (POD)
Track 2: Memphis May Fire- “Interstate Love Song” (Stone Temple Pilots)
Track 3: Asking Alexandria- “Closer” (Nine Inch Nails)
Track 7: Motionless in White- “Du Hast” (Rammstein)
Track 11: Falling in Reverse- “Gangsta’s Paradise” (Coolio)