Top critical review
Great songs but only good for casual fans
on 16 April 2008
This album has a special place in my heart as it was the first Smiths album I brought when I was 14 years old. It has some of the best Smiths songs and is a good introduction to my favourite band.
That said since I brought this album and was totally blown away by it I have brought all the other Smiths albums. I now barley listen to this one, it's handy to leave in the car or lend to friends. If you are an established fan I would not recommend this album as you can cheaply buy the other albums and get much better value for money and more songs.
I would recommend new fans to try the world won't listen or louder than bombs which are both also compilations. I would still recommend this for new/casual fans as an introduction to the Smiths. The only trouble will be you will enjoy this album so much you will have to buy everything they have ever released.