As part of the long-running, gimmicky series from Fearless Records and BMG, Punk Goes Acoustic features a gaggle of youthful punk revivalists unplugging the patch chords and tuning up the acoustics. The bands aren't doing covers, which is a format change from the gimmickry of past titles like Punk Goes Metal or Punk Goes Pop. Instead, you get bands like Simple Plan, the Ataris, Further Seems Forever, Yellowcard, and Midtown running acoustically through their songs with passably entertaining results. The comp should be of interest to fans of these groups looking for something a bit different, but it's by no means a must-have.
AllMusic Review by Johnny Loftus