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Sound of Rebellion, Vol. 2

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The second volume of A.D.D.'s Sound of Rebellion series takes a similar tack to its predecessor, offering three songs each from ten different punk revivalist practitioners. The roster is international this time, and seems more intent on the legacy of punk in the U.K. from the late '70s through the early '80s. Varukers are here with three strong offerings, and the Unseen cover Stiff Little Fingers' rabid "Suspect Device" admirably. Bollocks' "U.K. '82" is self-explanatory, while Lower Class Brats' "'Chaos, Riot, Ruin" is Oi!-ish and brash. While Sound of Rebellion is pretty strong overall, some of its best moments come from Funeral Dress. Their revved-up street punk is guttural and skidding, and always threatens to careen out of control. But that's a compliment in this genre.

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