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You can only pity the people in this world who will only know this band for their only top ten hit, "Fairytale of New York". And most of them probably don't realise that The Pogues are indeed a band, not a gap toothed ugly drunken singer with a rough voice.
This CD, like all the other Pogues compilations falls short of showing the Pogues as they were meant to be known, it just doesn't reveal their soul. To really know them buy "Rum, Sodomy & the Lash". The CD does offer a decent selection from various stages of the life of the band, both with Shane MacGowan and without.
Of course, purists will always argue over which tracks should be included and which should be left out… Read more