If nothing, this CD is absolutely the most entertaining compilation I've heard in a very long time. "Punk Goes Crunk," is loved and hated, which prevails I'm not so sure about. I've heard mixed reviews about this CD. It seems that every down to earth person is in love with it, and everyone person who pretends not to like All Time Low, 'hates' it. I'm not kidding. If you didn't like the bands before PGC, you won't start to like them after.
Let's start with the song everyone has heard even if you don't own the CD. All Time Low's cover of Rhianna's "Umbrella." There are about five or six bands I can name off the top of my head who have covered this song, ATL nailed it. I actually like this song better than Rhianna's version. This song was perfect for ATL, as catchy as it already was, add Alex and the boys and you've got a song you can play on repeat for hours, seriously.
The CD starts with a cover of Lil’ Jon's "Put Yo Hood Up" done by Set Your Goals. The chants in most of the song work for them. Halfway through the song I get bored, the song gets repetitive and you can't wait for the next track. It's really hard to listen to it all the way through.
The Maine's take on Akon's "I Wanna Love You," is amazing. They follow the song to the T but give it their own style.
One of the more creative takes on the CD is done by The Devil Wears Prada, covering Big Tymers, "Still Fly." The lyrics are pretty much screamed until you get to the course where they are sung. The breakdown in this song fits perfectly and it actually flows really well. I was expecting worse.
The most comical song on the CD would be the cover of "Men In Black," done by Forever The Sickest Kids. This song was really unexpected in the middle of the CD. The harmonies of FTSK actually make this song work extremely well.
I actually laughed when I heard Outkast's "Hey Ya," done by Lorene Drive. I used to love this song and it was crazy hearing it again coming from the mouths of a band I like. The cover is actually done beautifully.
The only song on the CD that leaves you saying "What the hell?" is Say Anything's cover of "I Got Your Money." If you actually think about it though, it IS Say Anything, and they're known to push the boundaries a little. Instead of singing the song, the singer talks the lyrics, which honestly gets extremely annoying, although it's hilarious.
Other really good songs on the album are done by The Secret Handshake, Emmanuel and Hotrod Circuit.
Over all this CD is pleasing. It's a good laugh, and catchy as hell. Like I said before, if nothing else this CD is good for a laugh, or, you know, you could listen to it religiously like most people. Seriously though, if you don't own this CD in some form you're really missing out.
5 out of 5 [BS]