Various Artists

I Can't Believe It's Not Water

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If one was to place their life savings on the gamble that every single member of every single band on this compilation owns the first three Ramones records. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, only when everyone and their brother learns more than two chords on their and decides to start a band. Case in point: the "I Can't Believe It's Not Water" comp., it's almost like one big long song with a small break every minute and a half. But to be fair, not everyone on here tries to sound like the aforementioned band: Boris The Sprinkler, The Crumbs, Scooby Don't, Jon Cougar Concentration Camp and The Chubbies. And then there are those who actually pull it off decently, like The Automatics, The Campfire Girls, Snotboy '77 and the Lillingtons. But it's so easy to get swallowed up by the 26 band wave of generic pop-punk.

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