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Classic Album Review: Punk-O-Rama 6: 2001 | Various Artists

Thanks to a killer lineup of Epitaph stalwarts, 2001 is quite the punk odyssey.

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This came out in 2001 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


I know, I know — so many great punk albums on the racks, so little time. And so little money.

Well, folks who want to hedge their bets and stretch their dollars can’t go far wrong with this latest punk sampler from premier punk label Epitaph. Along with album tracks from three of the acts on the Punk-O-Rama tour — Guttermouth, Deviates and explosive Chicano punk demons Union 13 — you get cuts from other Epitaph stalwarts like Death by Stereo, Bad Religion, Osker, Dropkick Murphys, Rancid, Voodoo Glow Skulls and Millencolin. Even better are the six unreleased cuts from the likes of Descendants (a Hüsker Dü-ish live version of Original Me), NOFX (the typically snotty Bath of Least Resistance) and Pennywise (a blistering cover of X’s classic We’re Desperate — with Exene on vocals!). With all that variety, 2001 is quite the punk odyssey.