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5.0 out of 5 stars
A gem of a collection, 30 Aug. 2011
The other day I got The Beatles' 'Twist and Shout' stuck in my head and couldn't remember if it was a Lennon-McCartney song so I searched it at Wiki (no it wasn't), saw the link 'Twist and Shout (Deacon Blue song)', jammed over to YouTube to check out the video, loved it, watched the 'suggestions' 'Dignity' and 'Bigger than Dynamite' and bam, an addiction was born! I couldn't believe I'd never heard of this band before but this compilation contains some of the best music of our time, from Ricky's and Lorraine's passionate vocals to the band's perfect blending of dreamy technopop and straight-up rock and roll, a consistently fresh sound spanning some twenty years (!), and of course to Ricky's incredible songwriting. The songs are energetic and heartfelt and make you feel both nostalgic and happy all at once. With 19 tracks at 77+ minutes, 'Singles' is a CD to cherish.