Various Artists

A Tribute to the Distillers

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Tribute to the Distillers taps various punk hopefuls to cover material from Brody and co.'s three albums. The set is then padded with tracks from influential types like Sid Vicious and the Exploited. New York No Stars handle Coral Fang's "Love Is Paranoid" with an addictive, rabid edge, and the High Tigers seem to be channeling Tim Armstrong and Rancid into the Distillers' "Ask the Angels." Other highlights are few, however, and Tribute to the Distillers goes flat pretty quick. Fans would be better served buying the Distillers' older indie releases.

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