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Punk-O-Rama, Vol. 8

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Punk-O-Rama, Vol. 8 Review

by Johnny Loftus

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, Millencolin) 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.

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