Album Review: "The Boston Rock & Roll Anthology #21" by Various Artists (9/10)

Varulven Records

Producer: Joe Viglione

For decades, Joe Viglione has shined a spotlight upon Boston musicians via this underground compilation series. From the bluesy voltage of 3D to the sonic assault of Empty Country Band, the anthology’s latest edition is practically guaranteed to please. Local favorites Karmacar appear, as does guitar phenom Joe Black. Other entries feature Kitoto Sunshine Love, Slapback, Pamela Ruby Lee and more. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Viglione himself has a track. Nearly every cut delivers a Fenway-style grand slam, although the ones that don’t still make it to third base.