There are some compilations that are pretty good, mostly they suck and every once in a while you’ll get one that’s really good. However Traffic Street Records has done something great, they’ve consistently put out a great series of compilations, and the secret may be keeping these to four song, seven inch record installments. I’m not sure what the real secret to this is but I hope they keep it up. Here with the seventh installment of their Dangerous Intersections series is one of the best and maybe even the one I was personally most anticipating. With three of my favorite current pop punk bands on here, it has hit written all over it. I think the Transgressions win this installment with ‘17’, although the second best song is a three way tie. This thing is really too good, if you don’t own it don’t even talk to me. This one is just over seven minutes long so that means it’s a lean mean punk rock record.
’17′ Opening it up is one of my current favorite bands, the Transgressions. I’m always up for more Transgressions songs; this forty five second gem is everything that I could hope for. No one does songs about wasting your life and being lazy like the Transgressions do. Just because you’re a lazy slob doesn’t mean you’re a good for nothing.
‘Flashlight’ Billy Raygun is a great band that just continues to get better; this song continues their incline to being better and better. The longest song on here almost reaching three minutes is a great punk pop song.
‘Heterosexual Lion’ Vacation is a band I’ve only heard a few things from but so far I’m into them, they definitely lean more on the punk side of pop punk than the other bands on here. “I don’t care cause in my head I am a lion” I think the opening line sums it up better than I could.
‘No Spark’ New Creases is one of the best bands on Traffic Street, like the Transgressions I’m always excited to hear something new from them. This song doesn’t disappoint, it’s actually one of the band’s best songs.
- The Transgressions – 17
- Billy Raygun – Flashlight
- Vacation – Heterosexual Lion
- New Creases – No Spark
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