As much as I love Halloween Hootenanny, this is probably my favorite Halloween compilation album. Being a 2-CD set, you get more variety with 30 bands. The "bad" thing about this set is that the bands are from Detroit area locals. No, I don't have anything against Detroit. What I mean is that because these are mostly "local" bands, you can't find much else by them, but it looks like a lot of them do have a MySpace page.
There are a couple of bands I've heard of before like The 3-D Invisibles, who do some great scifi/horror inspired tunes on their own albums. It's hard to pick favorites because each one is great in its own way and really carries the Halloween spirit but here are my best of the best:
- The Bubblegum Hearts - The Ghost of Vincent Price
- Eons - Lost My Bride on Mischief Night
- Beggars - Same Costume as Mine
- Fortune & Maltese and the Phabulous Pallbearers - Vampira!
- The Pop Project - Give Me Corporate Candy or Give Me Death