Various - A Compilation 2002-2004 (Cover Artwork)


Various: A Compilation 2002-2004A Compilation 2002-2004 (2004)
Newest Industry

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Contributed by: JesseJesse
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I hate reviewing compilations. So I'll highlight the good tracks. And that will be it. Oh wait, there aren't any! What we have here is a load of bands who apparently worship the mid-90s Hopeless roster. It all sounds the same with four chords and vocal harmonies, and, well, you know the bill..

I hate reviewing compilations. So I'll highlight the good tracks. And that will be it.

Oh wait, there aren't any! What we have here is a load of bands who apparently worship the mid-90s Hopeless roster. It all sounds the same with four chords and vocal harmonies, and, well, you know the bill. The best tracks are from The Paperbacks, who, somehow, got on Newest Industry sounding like a watered-down version of The Weakerthans. And trust me, they aren't that great. Ughh...this all sounds the same.

The other decent band on here is I Excuse, which sound like a 90s punk band with attitude, you know, some actual substance to their music and vocals. And the songs aren't about girls. The worst band on here is Bedford Falls, hands down, who sound like a high school band. You know, the one a guy you knew played guitar in, so you went to a few shows just to be nice but really you were ridiculing them the entire time.

Surprisingly enough, the song "Bedord Falls" by The Paperbacks is on here, and is a toe-tapping poppy little song. Something you don't mind having in the background while at a coffee shop or something. By all means, it's nothing you should buy, or even attempt to go listen to, but if you stumble upon it, I guarantee it won't make you want to kill yourself.

So there you have it folks, 27 tracks of pure, unadulterated poop. I guess it's what you can expect from a label who stole their font from Swingin' Utters.


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JDM (June 22, 2006)

"stole their font from Swingin' Utters."

haha!! this cant be real :^)

JDM (June 22, 2006)

it's good!`from this comp I enjoyed the enablers, i excuse, no choice, sedaced and four letter word rip

Anonymous (February 13, 2005)

This is actually a good comp', no choice are fucking excellent ! never heard any of thier stuff, ever. the rest is mostly good too

Anonymous (November 20, 2004)

what a shit review, you are a fucking cunt.

Anonymous (November 19, 2004)

No worries. I'm already ooking forward to our next soul destroying review. Heh.


Jesse (November 19, 2004)

That's awesome! I'm actually laughing out loud at my own stupidity. Glad you can take it, and don't whine like your listeners. Seriously, man, you're the only one who's successfully ZINGED me to the point of me admitting publicly to being ZINGED.

Kudos man, and keep it coming.

This score is for making me look like the pretentious un-informed ass that I truly am.

Seriously, that is fucking genius.

Anonymous (November 18, 2004)

Hey Jesse dude, I hope you don't mind... we used your quote in one of our new adverts!

http://www.assemblylinemusic.com/uploads/Adverts/Thir d_Dec.jpg

Cheers, Dave!

Anonymous (November 17, 2004)

And at least they stole the font from the 'Du and not, say, Akimbo.

Anonymous (November 17, 2004)

"Yeah, I know it's not Swingin' Udders but Husker Du, I just dropped the ball."

Are you sure? Because the fact that Newest Industry is also Husker Du song, plus the umlauts over the u should have tipped you off. And since it's Utters and not Udders I'm not sure you know what you're talking about. Score's for the review.

Anonymous (November 17, 2004)

Panthro UK United 13?

Possibly the best band of all time.

niveK82 (November 17, 2004)


1. FOUR LETTER WORD - Johnny Foreigner
2. THE PHOENIX FOUNDATION - Don't Be Fooled By My Smile
3. NO CHOICE - Gun
4. THE ENABLERS - Tomorrow
5. ANNALISE - A Summer Car and a Winter Car
6. NRA - Wasting My Life
7. BEDFORD FALLS - Call Me Old Fashioned But...
8. I EXCUSE - The Theme of Resigned Man Including Me
9. NO CHOICE - Come My Hour
10. SHONBEN - We Are So Easy To Please
12. CAN'T SAY - Mistakes
14. FIFTH HOUR HERO - Bruce Oh My Bruce
15. NRA - Fading
16. NO CHOICE - Book Cooking
17. PANTHRO UK UNITED 13 - Goleta
18. THE PAPERBACKS - An Episode of Sparrows
19. THE ENABLERS - Bitter End
20. SEDACED - Six
21. I EXCUSE - Respective Battlefield
22. BEDFORD FALLS - Allergic Witness
23. SHONBEN - Lessons
24. THE PHOENIX FOUNDATION - You Wiped The Tears From My Eyes
25. THE PAPERBACKS - Bedford Falls
26. NO CHOICE - The Eleventh Hour
27. ANNALISE - All of My Heroes Are Dead

Anonymous (November 17, 2004)

For my money, I listen to the song as well as the lyrics.
The Paperbacks are head and shoulders above the flock.
They don't fit the mold of the same old schlock, how punk is that? ...for the more thoughtful set.

MarkieStabone (November 17, 2004)

come on, everyone, it's quite simple. they send the shittiest records that nobody wants to review to the shittiest staff reviewer that nobody wants to read. that way the entire shitfest gets contained on one page that most people won't see anyway. this way it keeps jesse busy reviewing shitpiles instead of cluing us in on the punk stylings of thelonius monk and n.w.a.

Jesse (November 17, 2004)

To midipunkbastard: that doesn't mean anything. News is news, as this is a non-biased webpage, anything can have it's own news posting logo. Just click the "Topics" link at the top of the page. That'll bring up every logo that Punknews uses.

MonkDave (November 17, 2004)

And......... there's MP3's of almost all the bands on the compilation on our website :


On the individual band pages.


MonkDave (November 17, 2004)

So surely you must all be wondering, "where the hell can I get this incredible compilation?" right? Well if you're in The America (didn't you guys steal your logo from France? Or was it Finland? Haha) go to : http://www.noidearecords.com and get it for 4 whole dollars!!! That is cheap, especially for people outside of the US, due to the current exchange rate.

Also, none of the bands sound like Heckle, The Nobodys, Falling Sickness, Digger or Mustard Plug.


xmidipunkbastardx (November 17, 2004)

"Just remember: Scott sent me stuff that was so bad that nobody else would want to review it."

then why the fuck does newest indüstry have its own logo for newsposts? because aubin, adam and brain (and back then scott) wanted to mark the unworthy posts?

bytheway, for everyone: the paperbacks are fucking boring. really. worst band on newest indüstry.

killyouridols (November 17, 2004)

i excuse is a great band

Anonymous (November 16, 2004)

Jesse gets all the shitty reviews because it allows him to feel better about himself. At least then he realizes he's not the only pathetic being on the planet.

Jesse (November 16, 2004)

It's not just a streak, look at my back catalog. How many times do I have to explain that if it got sent to me, it was probably because it was so shitty that no one else would want to review it?

bemused (November 16, 2004)

Dude, you are on one big streak of 1 star cd reviews. Trouble at home? Not getting any from the Mrs??


Jesse (November 16, 2004)

Note to MonkDave:

I like TCTC because in comparison to the albums I got from other bands it seemed like something amazing. I haven't listened to that CD since I reviewed it. My musical tastes range from The Stooges and MC5 to Public Enemy and N.W.A. to Blonde Redhead and Liars to John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk. That's actually a better representation of my musical tastes than reviews on Punknews.

Anonymous (November 16, 2004)

Fuck, at least you can go hock the shitty CD's when you are done "reviewing" them. You gotta be able to get at least $3 for a regular cd and maybe $1 for a comp like this...

That has got to be pretty lucrative, cause it seems that every band that I can't stand is mad popular with you kids.


MonkDave (November 16, 2004)

I think this is a fucking great review, I'm not sad. I used to run a 'zine, I destroyed many a record in my time... plus, the reviewer like The "Cunting" Cooper Temple Clause (as they are known as over here) so it's not like he's really on the same page as any of the bands on our label anyway. Obviously "The Sound's Wrong" for Jesse! Boom boom.

Jesse (November 16, 2004)

Fuck, my bad. I wasn't thinking about the Husker Du thing. Yeah, I know it's not Swingin' Udders but Husker Du, I just dropped the ball. My bad, my bad. I hate comps. I Excuse sounds nothing like D4. Trust me. I have legitimate copies of every D4 album. Just remember: Scott sent me stuff that was so bad that nobody else would want to review it.

xmidipunkbastardx (November 16, 2004)

i agree with bsd whole heartedly.

Anonymous (November 16, 2004)

Also, they stole their font from Husker Du...

An example of why this site needs to assign a guy to specifically review this type of stuff.


Anonymous (November 16, 2004)

Uhhh you get sent stuff to review, you have to review it... It's not some option. It's not like he picked this up by choice.

While I do agree that FortyMinutesWest, or someone more oriented to melodic-hardcore would offer a better review, you can't blame a reviewer for having an honest opinion.


Crookedsuperhero (November 16, 2004)

This is actually good, unlike the review.

boldredletters (November 16, 2004)

A little overly harsh, even for Jesse. Terrible review.

Anonymous (November 16, 2004)

someone else really should've reviewed this. jesse, stick to your art punk/elecrtoclash/whateverthefuckelse trendy bullshit you usually review and leave the punk music reviews to people that like punk music.

Anonymous (November 16, 2004)

Jesse you are a fuckin' joke. Newest Industry is a Fucking amazing label, run by amazing people, with an amazing roster. Black Cougar Shock Unit(gainsville), the Phoenix Foundation (husker du reincarnated), I Excuse (Japanese guys playing a Leatherface/D4 hybrid), Annalise (great mod-punk)! And tons of other great stuff! I fully recommend this Comp. Get your head out of your ass!


TheOneTrueBill (November 16, 2004)

Nah, they stole it from Husker Du. Look at the New Day rising cover.

bizzlebrizzle (November 16, 2004)

So what kind of music is it though?

And why bother posting this review if it was this shitty? I mean couldn't they just post something that got a higher score?

inagreendase (November 16, 2004)

Heh, I have a Swingin' Utters poster right next to the computer I glanced at when I read this. It's so true.

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