Various Artists

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 carries the "music from and inspired by" tag, but even if some of these cuts aren't actually in the game, they're in the same spirit. This is California-based skatepunk and nu-metal all the way, from NOFX's appropriately snotty "What's the Matter With Parents Today?" and their stylistic hang-abouts in Sum 41, to the L.A. metal of Onesidezero or Deftones' brooding "Head Up," which only seems to be here because they're on Maverick like this set is. Overplayed OutKast gem "B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad)" and Ozomatli's "Cut Chemist Suite" offer some hip-hop variety amidst the dull shriek of Drowning Pool and Papa Roach.

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