Best of

All the way back in February of 2001, the first NFC Compilation was released online.

The idea of the compilation was to gather a collection of songs made by people who post on the NFC Discussion board - or their bands. The first compilation was put together fairly quickly and contained most of the songs submitted over a couple of weeks.

The second compilation, released in June 2001, was a bit more ellaborate and the songs selected for its two CDs were based on a somewhat broader selection of songs. The compilation was well-received and plans for another compilation were conceived.

The streak of compilations concluded with the third and (so far) last release in August of 2003. This project was far bigger than the two previous, and hundreds of songs were submitted this time for the compilation which ultimately ended up compromising three full CDs. The third compilation brought together a number of artists from all over the world who all used the NFC Discussion Board at the time, including several musicians that had also contributed to the first compilations. It contains sixty songs spread over 3 hours.

Now, almost three years later, it's time to look back on these CDs and pick the best songs from all three NFC compilations. The songs I have picked were basically my favorite tracks from the three compilations and the ones I thought had the most quality to them, based on a number of different perspectives. This 'best of' should give you a good idea of what the compilations have to offer and the talent gathered on the Discussion Board.

All of the 22 songs are available for download below in their entirety. This compilation is only available online and will not be sold in stores or distributed for profit in any shape or form. You are welcome to distribute the compilation on CD, however, and copy it to friends, etc. For further information on the songs and artists, please see the respective sections for the three compilations, or visit their websites when available. Note that many of these bands no longer exist and many of the users no longer post on the NFC Discussion Board. This is merely a collection of songs submitted up to five years ago.

The songs are available in the compressed MP3 format as well as the lossless FLAC format. There's also samples available if you want to check out a snippet of the song before downloading it. We recommend you download all the songs and burn them to a CD for optimal listening pleasure. Obviously, if you intend to burn this to a CD, you should use the FLAC files and convert them to WAV format which will result in a CD identical to the master source. A couple of the tracks were originally only available in mp3 format and thus suffer from a slight quality loss. We apologize for the inconvenience. RH - July 2006.
01. Marvin's Pickled Merkin - Screwed Over (mp3 :: sample).
Originally on: NFC Compilation I. NFC User: outshined. Website: band is not active.

02. Aberration - Liars in the sky (mp3 :: sample).
Originally on: NFC Compilation III. NFC User: Dreetje. Website: Atombox.

03. Jermaine - Goodbye Sign (mp3 :: sample).
Originally on: bonus track (not on previous comp). NFC User: Echo Flanger. Website: Jermaine.

04. Reek - I'm not as stupid as you think (mp3 :: sample).
Originally on: NFC Compilation II. NFC User: reek. Website: Reek.

05. Matt - Disarm (mp3 :: sample).
Originally on: NFC Compilation II. NFC User: Asylum. Website: Torsion.

06. Slow Driver Down - Opinion (mp3 :: sample).
Originally on: NFC Compilation III. NFC User: Quesnelle. Website: band is not active.

07. Nascent - Fresh Meat (mp3 :: sample).
Originally on: NFC Compilation III. NFC User: Nascentjunkie. Website: Nascent Rock.

08. The Murdocks - Death of a French Whore (mp3 :: sample).
Originally on: NFC Compilation III. NFC User: Franklin Morris. Website: The Murdocks.

09. Black Box Pilot - Gotta getcha (mp3 :: sample).
Originally on: NFC Compilation III. NFC User: hc foerster. Website: Black Box Pilot.

10. Tower Hill Committee - Billion Dollar Hook (mp3 :: sample).
Originally on: NFC Compilation III. NFC User: towerhill. Website: band is not active.

11. East of the Equator - No One's Around (mp3 :: sample).
Originally on: NFC Compilation III. NFC User: Equator. Website: band is not active.

12. Under The Weather - Sappy (mp3 :: sample).
Originally on: NFC Compilation III. NFC User: undertheweather. Website: band is not active.

13. Lithium - tourette's (mp3 :: sample).
Originally on: NFC Compilation III. NFC User: lithiumsinger. Website: Lithium: A tribute to Nirvana.

14. Ben Wallis - Caliban's Charms (mp3 :: sample).
Originally on: NFC Compilation III. NFC User: hurtstotalktoyou. Website: Ben Wallis.

15. Vallium - Sam (mp3 :: sample).
Originally on: NFC Compilation III. NFC User: lithiumsinger. Website: band is not active.

16. Ultraviolet - Hey Yay Yay (mp3 :: sample).
Originally on: NFC Compilation I. NFC User: mrscorpio. Website: band is not active.

17. Asthmatic Pigeon - Mellow Jam (mp3 :: sample).
Originally on: NFC Compilation II. NFC User: difused. Website: band is not active.

18. Sky Blue Baby - The Right Track (mp3 :: sample).
Originally on: NFC Compilation II. NFC User: MeatOrchid. Website: band is not active.

19. Space Needle - Honesty (mp3 :: sample).
Originally on: NFC Compilation III. NFC User: spaceneedle. Website: band is not active.

20. Matt - 4 AM (mp3 :: sample).
Originally on: NFC Compilation II. NFC User: Asylum. Website: Torsion.

21. Monimino - Here Lies II (mp3 :: 'band version' :: sample).
Originally on: NFC Compilation III. NFC User: Monimino. Website: MySpace.

22. Curse Icon - Falling Away (mp3 :: sample).
Originally on: NFC Compilation III. NFC User: Kristen. Website: Curse Icon.

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