Various Artists

Raw Energy

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With tracks from such '90s Canadian indie rock luminaries as King Cobb Steelie, Jale, Eric's Trip, and Change of Heart, the Raw Energy compilation seems promising. The Jale track, "I Lied," is a slice of tuneful drone rock that sounds like what might result if the Go-Go's were to cut an album with My Bloody Valentine. King Cobb Steelie turns in "One's a Heifer," a Primus-style funk workout, while Dinner Is Ruined contributes "Stuck Pig," a heavy rocker in the vein of Bleach-era Nirvana. Ultimately, however, Raw Energy proves to contain more filler than noteworthy tracks.