No Use For A Name All The Best Songs

No Use For A Name All The Best Songs

The heyday of bands like No Use is over, as fewer and fewer Lagwagon shirts are spotted at every passing Warped Tour. One of the best mid-’90s Fat offerings, Tony Sly and company released solid record after solid record, and while their output as of late hasn’t been the most inspiring, it has retained the energetic double-time pop feel of their earliest hits: Making Friends and Leche Con Carne. This "best of” comp, quite appropriately, compiles the band’s best songs from their 20-year career. While 1990’s Ingonito and 1992’s Don’t Miss the Train are conspicuously absent from this 26-track compilation, every other record is well represented. For fans, the only draw here is the two unreleased tracks, "History Defeats” and "Stunt Double,” the former of which was unreleased for good reason. Not a release for long-time fans, this compilation will hopefully find a new audience from those looking for a little less eyeliner in their Warped Tour this summer. (Fat Wreck)