Various - Energy to Start the Day (Cover Artwork)


Various: Energy to Start the DayEnergy to Start the Day (2006)
No Filler

Reviewer Rating: 4.5

Contributed by: thepuglifethepuglife
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So by now, punk fans must be completely frustrated by the lack of good punk compilations. The Punk-O-Rama series hasn't been respectable for years, at least in terms of a decent volume of solid punk rock. I seem to remember when awesome punk compilations were everywhere, allowing you to discover new.

So by now, punk fans must be completely frustrated by the lack of good punk compilations. The Punk-O-Rama series hasn't been respectable for years, at least in terms of a decent volume of solid punk rock. I seem to remember when awesome punk compilations were everywhere, allowing you to discover new bands with ease. The very first listen I gave this comp, it brought me back to those good ol' days: NOFX, Millencolin, Lagwagon, Bigwig...these kind of bands presided over a major part of the punk scene. Nowadays, fast melodic punk seems to be a very rare find.

Now, I will admit right off that my band is on the compilation...but don't stop reading. It doesn't even matter what band I'm in -- we've been on other comps and I never felt any need for to review it -- but this thing is just too good to let go unnoticed.

No Filler Records has done a great thing here. They have found those hard-to-find melodic punk bands that continue to bring the rock in a genre that currently lacks any new blood with national recognition. The international flavor also gives the listener the idea that the label really sought out the best bands, wherever they may be. There are bands from at least nine different countires: the U.S., Canada, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Japan, Austria, and Hungary.

Honestly, this album has got to be one of the best compilations I've heard in at least the last few years. It features 18 of the best and fastest melodic punk bands from all over the world, and I doubt any of you have heard of more than two or three of them. Do yourself a favor and pick this thing up. It's cheap, and I doubt you'll be dissappointed.


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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.
inagreendase (July 5, 2007)

You didn't put a list of songs, you put a list of the bands.

And in any event, we never include track listings with the reviews, so why would I treat this any differently?

Anonymous (July 5, 2007)

1. One Step Out
2. Beerbong
3. Craig's Brother
4. Double Negative
5. Axe To Grind
6. Rentokill
7. Golliwog
8. HeyMike!
9. Hogwash
10. McSmokerson
11. Mute
12. My Enemy
13. Prey For Reign
14. Revere
15. Simon Said
16. Straightaway
17. The Idoru
18. Crooked Edge

passionisafashion (July 5, 2007)

That's neat. Why don't you still post every song that's on there. Even if punknews didn't. I'm too lazy to type the title in a search engine. You think I have all kinds of time on hands? Jesus.

thepuglife (July 4, 2007)

i did list the songs when i sent it in...I'm not sure why they didn't post them. no i'm not in crooked edge.

anyway, yea it is a shitty review. I either didn't want to ramble on and describe more or they edited it out, i don't remember. this was months ago and i didn't think they were gonna post it.

its a good comp though, i wasn't making the shit up. and the bands are on those labels probably more as a result of this comp. this was No Filler's first release and we weren't on Bells On until after this.

well if you need to know, my favorites tracks on this are:

2. Beer Bong - My Shorts
4. Double Negative - Beeding Wound in Space
6. Rentokill - Recuerdos
8. Hey Mike! - Going Once, Going Twice, Gone
9. Hogwash - Piece of Mind
11. Mute - The Pillar
15. Simon Said - Zero
18. Crooked Edge - Race For Arms

Anonymous (July 4, 2007)

um, just for the sake of corrections, the reviewer is obviously in Yells Fire in a Crowded Theater (ex-McSmokerson). also, the No Filler Records myspace lists all of the bands on the comp.


it looks like it's mostly comprised of a bunch of No Filler and Bells On Records bands, so take that as you will. it's probably all relatively fast and melodic, some bands on it are probably trying to sound a little more experimental, some are probably just playing the same old chord progressions and melodies as fast as they can. at least half of the bands will have bad vocals in some form or another.

still, i'd probably buy the comp if i saw it for cheap.

Anonymous (July 3, 2007)


Anonymous (July 3, 2007)

you could have at the very least written about each song. And told us who was on the goddamned comp.

score is for the review.

Anonymous (July 3, 2007)

yeah this isn't very informative.

damnitsderek (July 3, 2007)

This seems like a really long comment from an anonymous org member, not a review.

riversmonkey (July 3, 2007)

this review is dreadful

Anonymous (July 3, 2007)

let me guess.

you're in crooked edge and you're trying to get people to buy your 3 ep?

well heres a review of the free crooked edge song on the linked site:

-sounds like every other 'fast, melodic, bigwigesque band

good day.

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