This album is a massive improvement on Vol. 1. It sounds so much more refined and polished and features (in my opinion) a better selection of artists.
For those that are not familiar with the concept of the Pop Goes Punk albums, a variety of 'punk' bands cover recent pop songs and, in the process, change generic, repetitive music into something quite unique.
I use the term 'punk' with hesitation, since it's not really very realistic to call the likes of August Burns Red a punk band. I think the album benefits from this variety though. 'I Kissed a Girl' by Attack Attack is a great electronic trance cover with a delicious metal breakdown and whilst Carlos Santana is obviously inimitable, Escape the Fate's cover still manages to be powerful and catchy. There are, of course, weaker songs on the album. There for Tomorrow's cover of 'Ice Box', for example, hardly escapes the pop genre and ends up sounding over processed and unoriginal.
Overall, this is well worth buying and a welcome improvement of some of the rubbish out there today!
There are some songs on here that personally didn't take my fancy and aren't frankly punk or pop, but the few songs that are true to their word, like mayday parade, static lullaby, Silverstien and so on are all fantastic and on their own just make the album worth while, I personally havnt looked back on this album, but i would suggest using iTunes or amazon mp3 first to listen to a clip of the song and see whether you like all of them, it may just be cheaper to purchase the songs you want.