The Smithereens - Blown to Smithereens: The Best of The Smithereens
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Alternative Rock | Label: Capitol | Catalog Number: CDP 7243 8 31481 2 7 | Year: 1995
"Blown to Smithereens" is a decent anthology album that collects all of the band's music that the casual fan will ever need to hear. It is also fairly conventional, collecting three songs or so from each of the band's original studio albums. Fortunately, it manages to hit the highlights without leaving out anything truly essential. The best songs include "Blood & Roses," "A Girl Like You," "Only a Memory" and "Yesterday Girl." Each are three and a half minute blasts of pure guitar pop pleasure. The Smithereens' music is nothing fancy. The guitars are straight forward, the vocals are solid and the lyrics focus on love both won and lost. Overall, this is a fine collection of their singles and should satisfy all but the most ardent fans.