"Chronological Disorder" (Finger Records; 2004)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

As you might guess from its name, "Chronological Disorder" is a collection of acclaimed punk band Narcoleptic Youth's singles dating from 1997 - 2002. Everything has been re-mastered and, for the most part, sounds great, although there are some tunes that are so roughly produced one can imagine the band in a garage somewhere with a handheld cassette deck. Okay, maybe not that bad, but you get the point.

If you're unfamiliar with the band, this is a great collection to introduce you their humorous slant on politics and life in general. Unlike too many other bands out there, Narcoleptic Youth realize that politics can be a joke and should be treated as such even when it's a life and death situation. Make sense to you? Then this CD may just be the soundtrack you've been looking for in the background of your life.

But be warned: Narcoleptic Youth is authentic punk. It's loose, it's rowdy and it lives on attitude. If you're looking for radio-friendly pop punk here, you'd best look somewhere else.

Narcoleptic Youth: Joey Bondage - vocals; Jay Sin - guitar; Binky the Elf - guitar; Nick Nautious - bass; Johnny Cat Scabies - drums.

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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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