5.0 out of 5 stars
shiny pebbles in murky slush, 14 Mar. 2009
firstly, even though really this is a compilation of stuff off different releases (see previous review), to me its still a amazing album in its own right.
i already knew a couple of tracks when i got this, "neck escaper" and "everybodys down" and so those shone through straight away, but the more i listen, the more pop treasures i uncover.
perhaps its in their striped down simplicity, or in the fuzz and distortion that covers them, and the abstract guitar and noise waves that surround them which means the tunes and hooks dont instantly stand out but its THROUGH this that they make their impact.
there are shout along choruses waiting to burst out and when they make contact with someone whos waiting too, thats it! if emo wasnt what it is, it could be this.
theres lots to say about this album but the beauty is in finding it out for yourself.
hope you like it if you do buy it!
lastly, if you have it and do like it, try "smash your head on the punk rock" by Sebadoh, "introduce yourself" by faith no more, "ive visited the island of jocks and jazz" by hospitals, of course ariel pink, times new viking, sonic youth.