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"If it's not Scottish, it's crap!"

Mark Martinico
 
High Land Hard Rain
High Land Hard Rain
"It's sad that no other Aztec Camera album shined like this one. "Oblivious" is downright contagious! Think of a soulful early-Smiths, or an entire CD in the mood of The Replacements' "Swingin Party"."
Darklands
Darklands
"Album #2 from the Reid brothers has them trading in the feedback frenzy of "Psychocandy" for a melodic sound more akin to the third Velvet Underground album (though with a drum machine)."
The Way of the Vaselines-A Complete History
The Way of the Vaselines-A Complete History
"Supposedly their complete works (not counting the live cassette-only release on K Records), this dandy bag of lo-fi fun features 3 songs that would later be covered by Nirvana."
Love's Easy Tears Ep
Love's Easy Tears Ep
"Only four songs, but there is just no better release by this band, save for "Heaven or Las Vegas", which sadly lacks the reverb-heavy wall-of-sound heard on releases such as this 4-song e.p."
Lazy Line Painter Jane / You Made Me Forget
Lazy Line Painter Jane / You Made Me Forget
"Of all the B&S e.p.'s thus far, this one is my favorite. The title song climbs to a noisy/chaotic/melodic crescendo reminding me of the cacophony near the end of The Smiths' "Death of a Disco Dancer"."
Salt Peter
Salt Peter
"Worth it just for "Tiny Meat"! Though that's not to say that the rest of the CD is anything less than pretty darn good. Still...nothing on here will stick in your head quite like "Tiny Meat" does."
Bandwagonesque
Bandwagonesque
"Sure...okay...it's true that nearly every song on here sounds a lot like Boston's "More Than a Feeling". And it's also true that these guys are pretty blatant in their love of Big Star. So what!"
Mobile Safari
Mobile Safari
"How to describe this CD...hmn... There's a definate Velvet Underground vibe, but really it sounds like if Evan Dando sang for Belle & Sebastian, & then you slowed the recording way down. Very pretty."
Strawberry Switchblade
Strawberry Switchblade
"Bubblegum Goth! Caught halfway between Siouxsie & the Banshees, and something like Cyndi Lauper. The title song is pure pop bliss."
The Crossing
The Crossing
"The best release from this 80's 3-hit wonder, who managed to create a sound entirely their own. Stuart Adamson's recent suicide at an airport hotel in Honolulu seemed to go sadly unnoticed by most."
Hotwired
Hotwired
"Okay...really it's only the first two songs on here that still excite me, but everything on this CD spins circles around this band's most famous song, the astonishingly uninteresting "I'm Free"."
Glittering Prize
Glittering Prize
"How quickly people forget that this supposed one-hit-wonder band actually had FOUR hits in the U.S., all of which are here, plus more."
This Is the Story
This Is the Story
"Honestly, I've never heard this CD. But I simply ADORE the acoustic version of "Letter From America" included here. A million billion zillion times better than that stupid overplayed "500 Miles" song!"
Donovan - Greatest Hits
Donovan - Greatest Hits
"Like a semi-childish, hippie Belle & Sebastian, with near-gibberish lyrics. Note: there are TWO versons of this CD. This one (the NON-remastered one) has a far better recording of "Catch the Wind"."
This Is Teen-C Power
This Is Teen-C Power
"Sounding like Bratmobile meets the Archies, this bit of silly-pop is hard not to love. "Kandy Pop" will stick in your head for days and days!"