RELEASE
March 11, 2008
LABEL
TNL
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Punk Revival, Punk-Pop, CCM, Alternative CCM, Christian Punk, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Christian

Album Review

So, is MxPx's The Ultimate Collection, well, ultimate? It depends on perspective. There are no weak songs on either of the discs, and it does include many of the band's singles ("Chick Magnet," "Punk Rawk Show," and "Money Tree," to name a few), but the compilation isn't comprehensive. The songs included are from the band's earlier albums such as Teenage Politics and Life in General, as well the 2006 Deluxe Edition of Let it Happen and 2007's Secret Weapon. However, there is nothing from the albums that the band released in between -- songs from Slowly Going the Way of the Buffalo, The Ever Passing Moment, and Before Everything & After didn't make the cut. It's a strange omission, and one that doesn't make much sense -- there's plenty of room for more. Still, the songs that are present do a good job of capturing MxPx's upbeat nature, so perhaps it's a matter of quality over quantity. In the end, The Ultimate Collection could be a disappointment for longtime followers who were hoping for a bit more frills, but new or casual fans will probably find that it suits their needs just fine.
Katherine Fulton, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Secret Weaponhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-ultimate-collection-mxpx%252Fid714771441%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  2. Do Your Feet Hurthttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-ultimate-collection-mxpx%252Fid714771441%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  3. GSFhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-ultimate-collection-mxpx%252Fid714771441%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  4. Teenage Politicshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-ultimate-collection-mxpx%252Fid714771441%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  5. Chick Magnethttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-ultimate-collection-mxpx%252Fid714771441%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  6. Role Remodelinghttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-ultimate-collection-mxpx%252Fid714771441%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  7. Punk Rawk Showhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-ultimate-collection-mxpx%252Fid714771441%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  8. Doloreshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-ultimate-collection-mxpx%252Fid714771441%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  9. Middle Namehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-ultimate-collection-mxpx%252Fid714771441%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  10. Want Adhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-ultimate-collection-mxpx%252Fid714771441%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  11. Doing Timehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-ultimate-collection-mxpx%252Fid714771441%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  12. Today Is in My Wayhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-ultimate-collection-mxpx%252Fid714771441%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  13. Do & Don'thttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-ultimate-collection-mxpx%252Fid714771441%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  14. Small Town Mindshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-ultimate-collection-mxpx%252Fid714771441%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  15. Study Humanshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-ultimate-collection-mxpx%252Fid714771441%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  16. Money Treehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-ultimate-collection-mxpx%252Fid714771441%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  17. The Opposite of Intellecthttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-ultimate-collection-mxpx%252Fid714771441%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  18. Americanismhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-ultimate-collection-mxpx%252Fid714771441%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  19. New York to Nowherehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-ultimate-collection-mxpx%252Fid714771441%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  20. Sugarcoated Poison Applehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-ultimate-collection-mxpx%252Fid714771441%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  21. You're on Firehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-ultimate-collection-mxpx%252Fid714771441%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  22. The Wonder Yearshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-ultimate-collection-mxpx%252Fid714771441%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  23. Southboundhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fthe-ultimate-collection-mxpx%252Fid714771441%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
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