Punk-O-Rama, Vol. 8
perfectly illustrates just how wide-ranging the music now known as punk rock has become. Over two discs, this volume of Epitaph's revered series presents everything from trad punk revival (Rancid
, Bouncing Souls
) and emo-inflected youthful exuberance (Matchbook Romance
) to Sage Francis
' street level activism hip-hop and the avant punk of Sweden's Division of Laura Lee
. It's a little bit of the old, a bunch of the new, and a steal at only $6.98 list.