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Punk You Vol. 1

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Punk You Vol. 1

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Various Artists
genre:
Reissues, Rock

We gave it an A

Cynically subtitled ”Music for the Discerning Slacker Punk,” Punk You Vol. 1 emphasizes the high-speed wit, skewed catchiness, and screwy tribal rhythms of late-’70s new wave: Future stars (Adam Ant, Billy Idol), token Americans (Blondie), and legends (the Buzzcocks, Wire) contribute definitive odes to labor, murder, masturbation, German girls, and driving cars. For sheer listenability, it’s as consistent as any punk overview assembled. A