the new deal compilation – this excellent face down records sampler features two tracks each from nine bands. [taggart’s] contributions, the kinks-like aggro-pop of ‘st. nick‘ and the nirvana surf-blast of ‘lemonade‘, are both standouts. lemonlime’s hypnotic ‘sleep’ achieves a lennon-like genius. the dipsomaniacs contribute three outstanding pop songs including a super-peppy version of the partridge family classic ‘i think i love you’.