This is a new compilation I just happened to see when I visited my local record store recently. I only knew about half the bands on it but the ones I knew were really great so I scooped it up without thinking twice. Most of the bands have that old rock or garage rock mixed with pop sound that I’m really a sucker for now a days, there’s some great power pop thrown in here too. Every song on here is really great; this is the best top to bottom compilation I’ve heard in a very long. Anybody that likes the rock pop sound that some bands are doing, and doing really well, today should own this in their collection. It’s maybe the best collection of these types of songs that I’ve ever heard. It’s the first release on Why Me? and it’s a fucking great one!
‘(Baby You Ain’t) Tough Enough’ This song is fucking awesome, it’s got an old rock sound mixed with pop that makes bands like White Wires so fucking good. I’ve never heard this band before but you can be sure I’ll be on the lookout now.
‘Your Only One’ Steve Adamyk Band is a power pop band that people have been losing their minds over this year. I personally was indifferent on them until I heard their Self-titled which is what this song is from. If you haven’t heard this band or it just hasn’t clicked yet this is a great song to give a chance.
‘Like Lightning’ Midnite Snaxxx is a band that I very recently got into, after hearing one song I was totally hooked. ‘Like Lightning’ is a song that I believe was only released as a single. If you haven’t heard this band before this is a perfect song to be introduced to them with, it’s a damn catchy song.
‘Just Wanna Be With You’ This is a song off of the second White Wires album, though I think it might be a re-recorded version because it sounds a little different. Either way it’s a great song, maybe the best on that album. If you like the rock pop thing that a lot of these bands are doing then you’ve got to be listening to the White Wires and this song is a perfect example of why.
‘Dead Meat’ Personal And The Pizzas are a great gimmick band that luckily has a great sound as well. They’ve got a 50′s rock thing going on. It’s not quite as evident in this song as it is in most but you still get the idea. Not the best song I’ve heard from this band but it’s pretty good.
‘What Do You Want me To Do?’ This is a Pointed Sticks cover band that Uranium Comeback did on their self-titled release. They’re a great new power pop band that is made up of members of a ton of other great bands. This may be a cover but it’s a great example of what they sound like, get into these guys if you aren’t already.
‘Anybody Out There?’ This is a song that was on Mean Jeans On Mars, they even made a video for it, and it’s a fucking incredible song. Great pop punk with a kind of weird twist.
‘Here for Good’ City Deluxe is a band that I’m new to on here, but after hearing this song I’ll be looking for more. Its rock pop at its best, this is without a doubt one of the best songs on here.
‘Amber Jean’ A down and dirty garage rock pop song that rules a whole lot, The Flakes are a band on here that I hadn’t heard before but these guys have got it.
‘Dreamphone’ I can’t express enough how much I like Peach Kelli Pop, she does an amazing garage pop rock thing that is just so infectious I’ve literally listened to her songs for hours on repeat. ‘Dreamphone’ is a song that’s not on anything else as far as I know but I hope it’s a peek into her new album because it’s incredible. This might be my favorite song on this compilation.
1. (Baby You Ain’t) Tough Enough – Mother’s Children
2. Your Only One – Steve Adamyk Band
3. Like Lightning – Midnite Snaxxx
4. Just Wanna Be With You – White Wires
5. Dead Meat – Personal And The Pizzas
6. What Do You Want Me To Do? – Uranium Comeback
7. Anybody Out There? – Mean Jeans
8. Here for Good – City Deluxe
9. Amber Jean – The Flakes
10. Dreamphone – Peach Kelli Pop
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