"Let It Happen" (Tooth and Nail; 2006)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Citadels of punk rock consistency, MXPX's latest 32-track release is a stacked reissue of the aforementioned album plus a whole lot more ... such as three new studio tracks, old demos, and a DVD video compilation (not bad, eh?). 

While it's a given to say that this endeavor is jammed to the gills, this collection renders the opportunity for old fans ands newcomers alike to take an all-inclusive trip through MXPX's Northwestern punk rock journey. 

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"Ten Years and Running" (Tooth and Nail; 2002)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

As you might guess from its title, "Ten Years and Running" is a collection of the best songs from the veteran punk band's long career. If you haven't heard MXPX, think of them as one of those bands in the demilitarized zone between hard-edged bands like Rancid and pop punk bands like Blink 182. 

Even though there are only two new songs hereon, and one new recording (of the irresistibly catchy "Punk Rawk Show") the CD features tons of older and rarer tracks as well as more recent stuff. Overall, it's a good cross-section of the band's sound and style, if you're hearing them for the first time.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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