Well, who do you think would have put out the best indiepop double CD compilation in recent times, the hipper than hip Rough Trade or the 90's answer to K-tel - Castle ? The contents speak for themselves here with an absolute 'on-the-nail' selection from a truly golden age of British indie music. Sure, there's the odd 3rd division turkey in there, but out of 48 tracks that still makes for an exciting listen through !
I can't understand the odd gripe in other reviews that it doesn't represent every type of music that was on the original C86 tape though, that seems to be missing the point somehow. Very fine as the music put out by the likes of Ron Johnson was, stylistically it's of a different strain that came from and went through to other places. Leaving this stuff off the compilation actually makes the listening thread hang together much better.
I'd recommend this thoroughly both to those who 'wore their fringes like Roger McGuinn' at the time or to any younger viewers who've maybe read about the scene with some curiosity and want a high quality introduction to what, for anyone who was 16 in 1987 rather than in 1977 like me, was genuinely their very own Punk Rock.