Big Eye's A Tribute to Sum 41 gathers a baker's dozen of covers of the punk-pop band's definitive tunes from All Killer No Filler and Half Hour of Power, including "Fat Lip," "Handle This," "Summer," "In Too Deep," and "Motivation." Not surprisingly, the collection's track listing draws heavily from All Killer No Filler, which only makes sense since that album is the one that made them famous. While the musicians paying homage to Sum 41 have a better-than-average grip on the band's basic style, their renditions of Sum 41's songs just aren't as fun or distinctive as the originals. Though it's not a bad collection, A Tribute to Sum 41 doesn't really do the band, the musicians covering them, or Sum 41's fans any favors.
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AllMusic Review by Heather Phares