7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 16 June 2006
For the uninitiated this release represents amazing value. Many of the best songs by perhaps the most underrated band of the past ten years. Imagine a Pixies/New Order highbrid evolving into late The Flaming Lips, but with better songs, and you have some idea of how good The Delgados actually were. This collection illustrates that transformation brilliantly, and if you like it there is plenty more on the albums to look forward to, including such treats as "Leaning on a Cane", "Coming in from the Cold" and "American Trilogy".
For the initiated it is very welcome sugar on the bitter pill of the band's split last year. The early songs sound better than you remember, the songs from Hate and The Great Eastern sound just as good without Dave Fridmann's production, and the cover versions are a hoot.
A fitting tribute to both the band and, of course, John Peel's ears!
on 14 February 2013
Totally gobsmacked that these guys completely missed me by. I do enjoy a bit of Scottish music from time to time and am a big fan of Belle and Sebastian, Mogwai, Camera Obscura etc. This compilation takes us through their career from their pixies like 'Under Canvas Under Wraps' to the more Mercury Rev/Flaming Lips style work they did towards the end of their career. If you like this check out the solo work done by Emma Pollock...in my opinion that even better!