Having only ever heard of Big star mentioned by bands in interviews (usually alongside MC5 and the Stooges) this was the ideal introduction to their music - which I'd never heard before. It takes a few listens to get into it but a few tracks really stick out - 'Thirteen', 'Watch the Sunrise' and 'The Ballad of El Goodo' especially. Some of the stuff is pretty average and as this is a 'Best of' chances are the 'proper' albums are touch and go but if you like Teenage Fanclub, Primal Scream and the like this is where it all began...
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