This would have been 5 stars except there are 2 tracks that I don't like. First of all it seems that just about every ska comp's goal was to fillt he disc up with ska bands, not good ska bands, just ska bands. This comp focused on quality not quantity, or just totally lucked out with the result being a completely listenable disc. The two tracks i don't care for are actually, the No Doubt track, not bad but so so. The other is The Los Rudiments track. I had bought lots of ska comps and bands' full CDs between the years of 1996 and 1999 till I finally realized that most of it was just crap. Old school was the way to go. As far as 3rd wave, this is the best of the comps (as far as memory serves at this point and time).