We have seen the "Punk Goes" on many ofther various albums. This is kind of an oddball to the whole spectacle of the Punk Goes series. While the title is Punk Goes Crunk, and the first track is a cover of Lil Jon, the interpretations within flow beyond the confines of what we call consider crunk. On this Fearless Records collection, a variety of emo bands like New Found Glory, Set Your Goals, Say Anything, My American Heart, Emanuel and The Maine, re-interpret hits ranging from the Roots to Rihanna to Arrested Development.
The compilation avoids falling into the high-concept trap by an adventurous selection brought to life by bands unafraid of taking chances. New Found Glory turn Arrested Developmentï¿½s Tennessee into a sing-along ballad-jam, while The Escape Frame bury Dr. Dreï¿½s Nothinï¿½ But a G Thang inside a exact dance-rock groove. I wasnï¿½t really a huge fan of the songs on the album that were turned into Rock songs, as I think the potential listeners are looking for a good laugh to most of these. Your looking to see how these emo white boys can swing a hip hop song, some can, some canï¿½t. Of Course Say Anythings stand out to me and also Scary Kids Scaring Kids reveals their hip hop delight. Meanwhile, Person L and Lorene Drive are smart enough to know little has to be done with Outkastï¿½s "Hey Ya" and The Rootsï¿½ "The Seed" respectively.
All in all its a good album to get a laugh at, but after the first listen there isnï¿½t too much to go back to. I definitely recommend a listen if you are a fan of any of these bands as they may impress or not impress you on this album.