That's how I'm feeling for not having heard Subway Sect years ago, only discovering them a couple days prior to this review. I've been devouring punk rock since I was 14 and have only heard of this band in passing, mainly because they never released a proper album, well this comp takes care of things nicely. You get some original SS songs as well as Vic Godard solo stuff, which I honestly love just as much as the SS songs. I'm totally positive that I wouldn't have appreciated songs like Spring Is Grey or Stop That Girl when I was a teenager listening to crap (sorry, but they're crap) like The Exploited.
I'm not sure how to explain the sounds of SS, Vic Godard is a little easier, classic punk meets classic pop, with a touch of folk?... I guess. Okay, so maybe it's not easy, but for Subway Sect I hear a little Damned, and a little... er, that's all I can really think of. These songs are just so original and fresh sounding. I'm flipping over getting this disc w/ bonus CD, I've truly found another favorite that I'll be listening to until I'm old and dead. The songs found here just help cement that music is the most important thing in life and I truly thank the people that create the sounds that help me get out of bed every morning. So yeah, Subway Sect, find it and buy it no matter the cost.