Repetitive guitars, sudden changes, tight drumming, noise, samples, and some of the fiercest riffs this side of Big Black are collected here on this anthology of the now very, very hard to find releases from Laddio Bolocko, an underground noise rock outfit from N.Y.C. Stripping back noise punk to its essentials works very well for these guys, in that what ends up on record is almost a pummeling. But it's not without its own unspoken sense of humor. The songs are able to transcend bland repetition with sonic touches that make the attitude of the record more "smart ass" than "noisy jerk." It's good to see that there are outfits out there that can still do something with chaos and make it interesting.