Punk Goes Pop, Vol. 6

Album Review of Punk Goes Pop, Vol. 6 by Various Artists.

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Punk Goes Pop, Vol. 6

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Punk Goes Pop, Vol. 6 by Various Artists

Release Date: Nov 17, 2014
Record label: Fearless Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Hardcore, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal

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Punk Goes Pop, Vol. 6 - Mediocre, Based on 3 Critics

AllMusic - 60
Based on rating 6/10
60

Ever since the Ramones cut a revved-up version of the Chris Montez oldie "Let's Dance" on their groundbreaking first LP, the Germs played a purposefully twisted version of the Archies' "Sugar Sugar" in 1977, and the Dickies covered the Moody Blues' "Nights in White Satin" on their sophomore album in 1979, there's been a long history of punk bands putting their own spin on hooky hit tunes. In 2002, Fearless Records released Punk Goes Pop, with a fistful of punk, alternative, and metal bands finding new sounds in radio-friendly pop hits, and 12 years later, the series is still going strong with Punk Goes Pop, Vol. 6.

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Revolver - 60
Based on rating 3/5
60

The sixth iteration of Fearless Records’ popular 'Punk Goes Pop' series finds some of the usual suspects and a few new acts covering Billboard topping songs. As on previous releases from this series, the standout tracks tend to dramatically reimagine hit songs whereas less memorable covers merely mimic a radio song we’ve already gotten so used to/sick of hearing. Unfortunately, the majority of this compilation's 13 tracks take the latter approach.

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Punknews.org (Staff) - 20
Based on rating 1/5
20

It's that time of the year again. Christmas, right? In topping that off, it's my annual take on something that I hold dear to heart. Sad to say, it's the same old when it comes to Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6. Fearless Records continue to throw a majority of bands on the album that aren't punk, to cover ….

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