Guilt by Association Vol. 1

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Guilt by Association
Compilation album by Guilt by Association
(Various Artists)
Released September 4, 2007
Genre Indie rock, indie folk
Length 61:24
Label Engine Room Recordings
Producer Jim Dunbar, Randall Poster, & Asst. Prod. Morgan Lebus
Guilt by Association
(Various Artists) chronology
Guilt by Association
Guilt by Association Vol. 2

Guilt by Association Vol. 1 is a compilation album released September 4, 2007 by Engine Room Recordings. It features indie rock artists covering well-known pop and R&B songs.


Conceived and compiled by Engine Room Recordings, the album brings together a variety of artists in the indie music scene.

Engine Room Recordings held a music video contest in support of the album's release. The winner was Andy Cahill, and his video for Devendra Banhart's cover of the Oasis song "Don't Look Back in Anger" is available for viewing on YouTube and Engine Room Recordings' homepage.

On November 18, 2008, Engine Room released a sequel, Guilt by Association Vol. 2. The third installment of the series, Guilt by Association Vol. 3, was released on November 15, 2011.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Artist(s) Featured guest(s) Covered Artist
1 "Don't Stop Believin'" Petra Haden Journey
2 "Don't Look Back in Anger" Devendra Banhart Noah Georgeson Oasis
3 "From This Moment On" Mark Mulcahy Shania Twain
4 "Straight Up" Luna Paula Abdul
5 "Back for Good" The Concretes Take That
6 "Viva Forever" Jim O'Rourke Spice Girls
7 "Sugar, We're Goin Down" GOAT Fall Out Boy
8 "Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme)" Bonnie 'Prince' Billy Mariah Carey
9 "Love's Theme" Money Mark The Woodrow Jackson Orchestra Love Unlimited Orchestra
10 "Breaking Free" Porter Block High School Musical
11 "Just Like Jesse James" The Mooney Suzuki Cher
12 "Two Tickets To Paradise" Geoff Farina Eddie Money
13 "Chop Suey" Casey Shea System of a Down
14 "Say My Name" Superchunk Destiny's Child
15 "Burnin' for You" Mike Watt Blue Öyster Cult
16 (iTunes bonus) "Careless Whisper" Porter Block Wham!

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Alternative Press2/5 stars[citation needed]
Pitchfork Media(5.1/10) [3]

Harp Magazine has recognized the album, highlighting the juxtaposition between the independent nature of the cover artists and the mainstream popularity of the covered acts.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ SPIN review
  2. ^ CMJ review
  3. ^ NME review
  4. ^ Stereogum review
  5. ^ Paste review
  6. ^ Schacht, John. HARP, August 2007

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