Punk Goes Pop Volume Two
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Punk Goes Pop Volume Two

March 9, 2009

  Song Title Artist
What Goes Around... (Justin Timberlake Cover) Alesana
Apologize (One Republic Cover) Silverstein
...Baby One More Time (Britney Spears Cover) August Burns Red
When I Grow Up (The Pussycat Dolls Cover) Mayday Parade
Over My Head (The Fray Cover) A Day To Remember
Smooth (Santana Cover) Escape The Fate
Ice Box (Omarion Cover) There For Tomorrow
Flagpole Sitta (Harvey Danger Cover) Chiodos
Beautiful Girls (Sean Kingston Cover) Bayside
See You Again (Miley Cyrus Cover) Breathe Carolina
Disturbia (Rihanna Cover) The Cab
Toxic (Britney Spears Cover) A Static Lullaby
Love Song (Sara Bareilles Cover) Four Year Strong
I Kissed A Girl (Katy Perry Cover) Attack Attack

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: March 9, 2009
  • Release Date: March 9, 2009
  • Label: Fearless Records
  • Copyright: 2009 Fearless Records
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  • Total Length: 50:09
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  • ASIN: B001UF36S2
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,650 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Punk Goes...Anywhere You Want It To Go March 22, 2009
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Every "Punk Goes..." compilation will have dozens of naysayers who will complain about the invalid nature of these releases. These compilations face a double-edged sword; either artists are not `punk' enough or the cover songs are not `pop' or `crunk' enough. Fearless Records places these compilations on the chopping blocks with each release, but the simple fact of the matter is they are not going to change the title of their series to be intensely precise about their composition (Post-Hardcore Goes Power Balad anyone?). Fearless releases these records by corroborating with any alternative band they can manage to pull into their studios to record cover songs. As a result you get an equal amount of hits (Punk Goes Crunk) as you do misses (Punk Goes 80s). The question for the majority of us is: Is this CD the former or the latter?

Punk Goes Pop 2 is decent; it starts and finishes solidly but mostly drags in the middle. I'll definitely throw some of these covers onto my playlist, but you won't find me listening to the entire album again anytime soon. Buy the songs you like on this album individually. If you still are committed to purchasing CDs (like me), a small handful of songs are worth the $10 commitment.

That being said, I will give you a comprehensive review that will help you determine if this release could be to your liking. If you want a summary of this breakdown, this compilation can be broken down like this: 3 Post-Hardcore covers, 4 Alt. Rock covers, 2 Metalcore covers, 2 Synthpop covers, 2 Pop Punk covers, 1 Punk Rock cover.

1) "What Goes Around.../...Comes Around" - Alesana (Justin Timberlake cover) is a Post-Hardcore variation. Half singing, half screaming; Alesana does a good job bringing a harder sound to a good pop song.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Punk-Screamo Goes Pop March 26, 2009
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No matter which album in the 'Punk Goes...' series you pick up, you're sure to at least find one awesome cover, they've all had their flaws, but if you check out this release, I'd say it's the best one since "Punk Goes 80s." Due to current pop/punk climate, apparently Fearless was forced to pick a bunch of the artists out of the more hardcore genres, since that's seemingly where it's at. The result is at least one instance of screaming on every track, you'll also get a little pop/punk, a little electronica, and a mixture of all the above. But contrary to what you may find on the Amazon 30-second samples, it's not a start-to-finish screamo-fest.

Highlights Include:
"Over My Head"
"Beautiful Girls"
"What Goes Around..."

Of those four songs, all but one contains at least one scream. I personally can handle a mixture of it, but scream to much, and my ears begin shutting down. But I question the addition of the screaming, for example, "Over My Head" in it's pop/rock mode is excellent, but then it starts adding in the screaming, and it darn-near ruins it. Without the screaming added, it's an otherwise excellent track. Same goes from the rest of the songs, and the only song where the hardcore elements work in the song's favor is in "What Goes Around..." "Apologize" is another one done excellently, keeping the screaming to a minimum, and it holds a sense of urgency that gives a great take to the song.

Amazingly, Chiodos does a good job, not great with the almost untouchable classic work of "Flagpole Sitta." The electronica elements of "See You Again" are pretty weird, and "Love Song" leaves a potential lot on the table.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Too Much August 29, 2013
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There is a lot going on on this album, but you can't always hear the melody over all of the screaming. I listen to punk all of the time, but it seems like these guys tried too hard to get a punk feel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD August 2, 2013
By Hope
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I ordered this CD because some of my favorite bands were on it. I've listened to it probably six times in a row already and Im really happy with it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gift March 23, 2013
By Missy
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This was a gift for my teenage daughter & she loved it. Like that you can download it to my ipad as soon as I purchased it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the original February 1, 2010
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The original punk goes pop was of much better quality. This album has some good ones but also some flops. It might depend on the type of music you like tho.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT! May 14, 2009
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A good twist on some great songs. I love it. Worth the price and ships fast.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Sceam-O isn't Punk
This CD is trash unless you like screaming instead of real music. Punk Rock is in trouble is this is what we have to choose from. I started to see this in Punk Goes Crunk. Read more
Published on February 2, 2010 by James M. Schmittler
1.0 out of 5 stars WTF
I think that this album may be the gayest rock album I have ever heard of. How can you people support this. Did you forget what the essence of rock really is?
Published on November 5, 2009 by N. Bin
2.0 out of 5 stars "Screamo goes Pop" was not what I wanted
Probably 10 of the songs on this cd are just about 2 lines of ok sounding cover that then degenerates into death metal type vocals over heavy drums and bass. Read more
Published on March 28, 2009 by J. Hornbuckle
5.0 out of 5 stars Ha wow stupid people...
THIS ISN'T DEATH METAL AND EMO. WOW. No, most of these bands are metalcore, not punk, but HELLO death metal is more like... err? I don't know I don't listen to that. Read more
Published on March 14, 2009 by Kimberly A. Lance
2.0 out of 5 stars This isn't punk
This could have been a pretty good album if they would have used punk bands instead of death metal and emo bands. Read more
Published on March 13, 2009 by Craig
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST PUNK COVERS EVERRRR
Published on March 10, 2009 by Jose J. Ortiz
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