5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 21 February 2009
A good compilation of St Etienne's finest moments. All very gentle on the ear, though I do hate the talky bits on some of their songs. The typical record company habit of "new tracks only available on this greatest hits" is also indulged on this and they are both pretty decent.
2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 11 March 2010
As one of Sarah's "lovely boys", I can only say buy this today! If you haven't been keeping track of their output since the 90's you will be pleasantly surprised.
5 of 38 people found the following review helpful
on 30 September 2008
St Etienne has been doing it for 35 years now...beginning in the same region of Germany as their heroes, Kraftwerk, they were not satisfied with being the second-best acoustic-guitar, bongo & zither trio...slow and steady wins the race (check out the footage of the Ets opening for Kiss in '79...(Bob's bro-ham Paul is their lead singer and you can sense the rivalry between the two rock behemoths)...so in the late-seventies, they took a different tact...precursors to the garage band revival spearheaded by Little River Band and the Lyres (after Peter Tosh left), St Etienne forged a body of work similar in breadth to the late Byrds (pre Rod Argent) but in texture, could only be compared to GG Allin's output, but MORE sedate, if that's possible...all hail, the best garage band ever to lv Germany in one piece and come back to tell the tale with schnitzel and pretzels! essential...