"In The Name of Love" as performed by Too Close To Touch is the last song, and crept its way into the hits section of this review. I initially didn't give it much thought (not knowing the band or the song they were covering), but I listened to the original and then came back. And boy, that made quite the difference. Keaton Pierce's soaring vocals, that switch from having almost a pretty quality to having a hint of a scream, combined with the very well layered instrumental give the song a definite epic sense. PGP did not want this volume to go out without a bang, and Too Close To Touch certainly provides that.
Some of the songs were in-between great and bad; Capsize takes Drake's "Fake Love" and makes it brooding and angsty, with the chorus being the high and the verses being just okay. Boston Manor gives Twenty One Pilots' "Heathens" a bit of a grittier twist, but with a little less of the swagger that TOP brought to the original. Eat Your Heart Out gives a nice rock makeover to Ed Sheeran's "Shape Of You", although it feels a bit like the lyrics come out more hollow in this rendition.
Overall, this release grew on me a lot more than I expected. Despite not knowing a lot of the bands or being as current on the scene, the latest addition of Punk Goes Pop shows no signs of slowing down or becoming stale.
Recommended: "Stitches", "In The Name Of Love", "Gangsta".