The German language isn't the the most pleasant to listen to when conveying emotion through song; every consonant and vowel is pronouced; it's OK for heavy metal's guttural vocals but the likes of Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston or Celine Dion wouldn't touch much of the records on offer here with a barge pole. But that's not a bad thing; this Kitty-Yo compilation containing only German artists is actually rather good in parts. Surrogat's shouted vocals and miserablist rock sounds as if it is going to explode into heavy metal at any moment (but thankfully doesn't) and gives the impression that the end of the world is imminent. The majority of the best material contains English lyrics; Raz Ohara's 'Gone To The Moon', Tarwater's 'Rome' and Gonzales's 'Gonna Get Off Rightaway' all benefit from cool, electronic effects and a unique style at the same time. Oddly, the second CD of new records sounds better than the supposed pick of the first four years but this at least means that Kitty-Yo records have a future even if their past isn't much to write home about.