The average record-label sampler is an inconsistent mélange of already overexposed songs that weren't that great to begin with. Jade Tree's latest 21-track compilation, however, is a rare find that showcases the most interesting and talented artists on the label's impressive roster. Since launching the Jade Tree imprint in 1990, longtime buddies Tim Owen and Darren Walters have poured their souls into building one of the most admired and consistent record labels in indie rock. Inspired by Ian MacKaye and Jeff Nelson's work at Dischord Records, Owen and Walters have proved that music can be professional and still be punk. This bargain compilation is a testament... More >>>