F--ked Up, 'Couple Tracks: Singles 2002–2009' (Matador)

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Couple Tracks: Singles 2002–2009
Critical Mass
Label: Matador

by Jason Gross

Think of this impressive, 25-song double-CD compilation as Singles Going Screaming -- a testament to a Canadian punk institution. Live, singer Damian "Pink Eyes" Abraham stalks the stage like a disturbed, bloody hulk, but on record his throat-shredding shouts are always focused, alongside Mike Haliechuk's relentless guitar and Jonah Falco's ferocious drumming. "Triumph of Life" has an epic, Ramones-like power, "Toronto FC" is surf music on crank, and the screed "Ban Violins" bluntly proclaims, "Born again?/ Free from sin / Let the suffering begin." The most righteously hardcore Great White North punks since D.O.A., Fucked Up play rock with a stunning, untrammeled force.

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