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Various: Warped Tour 2006 CompilationWarped Tour 2006 Compilation (2006)
Side One Dummy Records

Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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Ho hum. Another year, another Warped Tour compilation. These things have always been a great overview for the uninitiated and more of a status update for everyone else. They always sell tons however, so I'm guessing it does a good job at least attempting to convert the former with every passing volu.
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Ho hum. Another year, another Warped Tour compilation. These things have always been a great overview for the uninitiated and more of a status update for everyone else. They always sell tons however, so I'm guessing it does a good job at least attempting to convert the former with every passing volume.

This particular year isn't drastically different from its compatriots. There's a few great bands, a bunch of good ones, and a slew of utter crap, while a number of tracks are taken from forthcoming releases (at least, at the compilation's street date), and 2 in particular are straight unreleased tracks. Those 2 are Anti-Flag's "No Future," a pretty good B-side that I'm guessing is from the sessions for For Blood and Empire; anyone who enjoyed that album should enjoy the song. The other is an acoustic version of Rise Against's "Everchanging," a damn interesting method considering it's taken from the band's hardest, fastest album, their 2001 debut The Unraveling.

Highlights from Disc 1 include Saves the Day, Underoath, Riverboat Gamblers, Moneen, and Somerset, while Disc 2 offers up solid cuts -- besides the aforementioned -- from Against Me!, Bouncing Souls, the Academy Is... (yep), and the Banner; this particular disc does feature a couple cringeworthy power-pop-emo / metalcore bands, though, mostly in succession.

It also seems SideOneDummy was kind enough to give some of the smaller bands some exposure on the release. It's just too bad the results are mixed, pouring over into the "bad" more often than not; Eight Fingers Down produce forgettable mid-`90s skatepunk, Royden nü-emo as seemingly sung by Folly's lead singer, the Expendables barely noticeable punk revival, and the Sunstreak plain awful crap. Scotch Greens does do Bad Religion half-decent, though, while Los Kung Fu Monkeys' brief ska-punk clip, the appropriately titled "Short Fuse" is apt.

One problem with the comp is how scattershot the sequencing is. Unlike last year's edition, or this year's Take Action! benefit where both definitely seemed to group the bands by their respective genres/niches, all the bands are seemingly thrown about for the most part.

For at least thousands and thousands of people, 51 songs for $5 or so is going to be hard to pass up yet again, and for pretty understandable reasons.

 


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damnitsderek (July 13, 2006)

How was Somerset listed as a highlight, rather than NoFX or Flogging Molly?

The latter two are well-known and liked, deserving of a highlight label. Somerset on the other hand...

kingofsuck (July 9, 2006)

well idk i just find it funny that you guys actaully do a review on warped tour complications

As unremarkable as Warped Tour comps are, it is one of the better selling comps to come out each year, and I guess that would warrant a review.

kill_fftl (July 9, 2006)

compilation* lol

kill_fftl (July 9, 2006)

well idk i just find it funny that you guys actaully do a review on warped tour complications

Anonymous (July 9, 2006)

Ah, another year...I continually know less and less bands playing the warped tour and more and more bands on Equalizing X Distort Radio. Life, as they say, is good.

-Ken

jacknife737 (July 8, 2006)

Why is everyone so down on 'skatepunk"?

I guess everyone just listens to Taking Back Sunday these days.

bly (July 8, 2006)

this compilation is one of the best yet, the 2004 and 2006 are def. tied for first in terms of musical genius. i love this cd ,the lyrics are amazing and that is what matters most.

Anonymous (July 8, 2006)

"I'm gonna have to check out Eight Fingers Down. I still havn't gotten over what many folks call "the skate punk phase."

Skate punk IS punk to me."

You took the words out of my mouth!!!!

MedioCore (July 8, 2006)

Comment of the Day at yesterday's Warped stop in Pomona, CA:

Greg from the Bouncing Souls: "Come on everyone, you're at a punk show. Well, at least for this half hour it is..."

Anonymous (July 8, 2006)

warped tour...haha this is so bad...just another try to pull the life out of punk, but they are not clever enough....

Mute98 (July 7, 2006)

does anyone have the eight fingers down cd?

and scotch greens doing bad religion? unless its a cover, youre the biggest dumbass on earth.. the bands sound nothing alike

unless its a cover then youre even dumber than FUoioioi

Anonymous (July 7, 2006)

I'm gonna have to check out Eight Fingers Down. I still havn't gotten over what many folks call "the skate punk phase."

Skate punk IS punk to me.

crazytoledo (July 7, 2006)

I got everyone of these since 2001 and get them the first week for $5. Back in the day I listened to them more, now I pick them up because I know I'll discover a band or two that I like.

rkl (July 7, 2006)

bob nanna sucks, but you could pay me to listen to a braid album.

Anonymous (July 7, 2006)

Yep 2002 was awesome!

Anonymous (July 7, 2006)

how are you comparing the scotch greens to bad religion???

Anonymous (July 7, 2006)

thsi is the worst warped tour comp yet and i have them all. i thought last years was a low, but man, this is the worst.

the abundance of hardcore/posthardcore/emocore/mallemocore whatever the fuck you want to call it bands on here is atrocious.

the best one they did was the 2002 or the 1998 one (the first one).

Paul

Bob_Nanna (July 7, 2006)

wow, a bold statement from Anonymous.

Braid > you

Anonymous (July 7, 2006)

Bob Nanna sucks, you couldn't pay me to listen to a Braid album.

etwiels88 (July 7, 2006)

The last good one was 2003.

Bob_Nanna (July 7, 2006)

the warped tour sucks. you couldn't pay me to go to this shit

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