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Various: Take Action! Volume 3Take Action! Volume 3 (2003)
Subcity Records

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Contributed by: maverickScott
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Another year, another disposable Take Action compilation - two discs worth, in fact. 44 songs [and one public service announcement] are contained on these two discs, covering every aspect of indie music these days, it seems - Thrice, The Ataris, Thursday, Elliott, Boy Sets Fire, Further Seems Forev.
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Another year, another disposable Take Action compilation - two discs worth, in fact. 44 songs [and one public service announcement] are contained on these two discs, covering every aspect of indie music these days, it seems - Thrice, The Ataris, Thursday, Elliott, Boy Sets Fire, Further Seems Forever, Rise Against, Copeland, Vaux, Spitalfield, This Day Forward, Cursive, The Jealous Sound, The Bronx, and Small Brown Bike are just a handful of the artists participating in this compilation.

All of the material is taken from the artist in question's most recent full-length, so these two discs tend to play out as more of a "who's who in 2003" sampler than anything else. This is the biggest downfall to this compilation - if you're avidly into music, than odds are you own all the best stuff on here [and you've also learned to avoid the shit on here, as well - helllooo, Silverstein and Senses Fail]. The 2001 edition of this compilation succeeded because of it's massive collection of unreleased/rare tracks. Both last year's and this year's compilations suffer because of the lack of effort displayed by the label. Almost every one of these songs is available for download on a band/label/MP3.com website somewhere. Kinda takes the fun out of it.

But it's hard to bash a compilation that supports such a good cause, that being suicide prevention. Considering how cheap this is, it would be a worthy investment for, say, a sibling/friend/significant other whose musical tastes aren't nearly as open as your own. Otherwise, just write a check to the National Hopeline Network and pass on this.

 


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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
Anonymous (October 16, 2003)

YOU CAN SUCK IT!!
MIKE PARK ROCKS!

-alejandra

Anonymous (October 16, 2003)

SubCity and Mike Park can suck it!

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

Well, Ive heard almost all of the songs an d band on here, but not Brendan Benson, and I like that song, so cool enough.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

It's quite rare to see expensive comps out there einstein....

Most labels are usually pushing the budget ones you cock smoking inbred.

Anonymous (October 13, 2003)

yea, you idiot, its all about the expensive ones!

Lunk (October 13, 2003)

we need quality, not quantity.

Anonymous (October 13, 2003)

Cheap comps are played the fuck out..
Don't waste your money on them.

THAT_GUY (October 12, 2003)

I have 4 Plea For Peace CDs, so wouldn't that make this Volume 4 ? The first is black with an asian guy on the front, the second is the gold and red one, the third is last year's, and I just bought this one about 3 weeks ago. I must admit that they have gone downhill since the first 2. The double disc comps coming out as of late (Punk O Rama 8, Plea For Peace, Warped Tour, etc.) really don't do it for me. Too many bands to get to know very many without sacrificing the second CD. Anyone else share my sentiments ?

Anonymous (October 11, 2003)

the first comp was ok, the one last year sucked and this one looks like it will suck.....

Anonymous (October 11, 2003)

i didnt expect to want this due to already having the material by the bands i liked. luckily my friend was playing it and i did find some new good bands i'd never heard.. break the silence and much the same. came to find out, as you said, both of those songs are available on their web sites, but i found new bands nonetheless. thanks sub city!

Anonymous (October 11, 2003)

Yeah, it's time for Hopeless/Subcity to put these comps to bed, seems like the CD and the tour are a bit of a stiff
which is unfortunate considering a
portion of the proceeds goes to charity.

Anonymous (October 10, 2003)

It's naive to consider this comp a throwaway on the basis that "some" people might already have heard a lot of these songs. In fact, a lot more people probably haven't heard these songs and the wide range of bands should allow someone to discover something new, while supporting a good cause.

TheOneTrueBill (October 10, 2003)

whole lotta nothin'

Anonymous (October 10, 2003)

I went to the tour

Further Seems forever sucked ubelievably

Anonymous (October 10, 2003)

back then i bought this to hear the new thursday song and mike park. now i just use it to listen to mike park. everything else i own or heard. a ten for mike park.

Ramo
(silverstein is crap)

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