Review: Rise Against — Long Forgotten Songs: B-Sides & Covers 2000-2013

Rated:

4/5

If six Rise Against studio albums don’t sate you, here’s the rest of the story: 26 extras and specials that have populated tribute albums, soundtracks, iTunes exclusives, and Guitar Hero bundles. It’s a surprisingly cohesive treasure trove, too, with worthwhile originals such as “Death Blossoms,” “Voice of Dissent” and the acoustic “Everchanging,” plus a slew of exceptional covers. You’d expect homages to Minor Threat, Face to Face, Black Flag, and Sick of It All, but the genuinely left-field choices are among the highlights, including the folk favorite (and Weeds theme song) “Little Boxes” and an all-star concert romp through Bruce Springsteen’s “Ghost of Tom Joad.” GARY GRAFF

Check out “Little Boxes” off Long Forgotten Songs: B-Sides & Covers 2000-2013 below: