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Singles 45's and under
Squeeze
Singles 45's and under
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Squeeze wanted to be the next Beatles, and you can't fault them for trying. Their distinctive Brit-pop stylings often came close; with songwriters Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook marrying supremely catchy melodies to equa...  more »

      
   

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All Artists: Squeeze
Title: Singles 45's and under
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 9
Label: A&M
Original Release Date: 1/1/1995
Re-Release Date: 8/22/1995
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: New Wave & Post-Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 075021333826

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Squeeze wanted to be the next Beatles, and you can't fault them for trying. Their distinctive Brit-pop stylings often came close; with songwriters Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook marrying supremely catchy melodies to equally adept wordplay just like, well, The Beatles. Singles: 45s & Under gathers a dozen of their most well-loved classics into one truly five-star collection. It represents the prime of their first five years and it's all, well, prime--from Difford croaking out "Cool for Cats," to Tilbrook chiming "Another Nail for My Heart," to former Ace vocalist Paul Carrack crooning the delightful "Tempted." Necessary stuff for pop fans. --Michael Ruby

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Sonoko F. from MONTCLAIR, NJ
Reviewed on 4/2/2007...
Bouncy, cleverly written & catchy tunes. Hooks made for humming and sophisticated lyrics made Squeeze the intellectual pop fan's fave back in the day. Their stripped down sound still sound fresh.

CDnow review: "Squeeze wanted to be the next Beatles, and you can't fault them for trying. Their distinctive Brit-pop stylings often came close; with songwriters Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook marrying supremely catchy melodies to equally adept wordplay just like, well, The Beatles. Singles: 45s & Under gathers a dozen of their most well-loved classics into one truly five-star collection. It represents the prime of their first five years and it's all, well, prime--from Difford croaking out "Cool for Cats," to Tilbrook chiming "Another Nail for My Heart," to former Ace vocalist Paul Carrack crooning the delightful "Tempted." Necessary stuff for pop fans. --Michael Ruby"
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CD Reviews

A clever Brit Pop band gets their due
J. Carroll | Island Heights,NJ | 02/06/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Squeeze crafted some of the catchiest pop songs that nobody ever heard. "Tempted," Pulling Mussels," and "Black Coffee in Bed" are easily three of the better pop songs to come out of that time of flux when the 70's were crossing over into the 80's. Lumped together with a number of "one hit wonder" types of that time period, Squeeze deserved much more success than they achieved. This collection does a nice job collecting their strongest work of the original configurations of the band.
"And here in the bar, the piano has found another nail for my heart." For anyone who likes their music with intelligence and appreciation for the difficulty of crafting a good meaningful pop song this is some good stuff."
Fun and maturity
Rocco Dormarunno | Brooklyn, NY | 06/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"To me, Squeeze represented all that was right about the British New Wave/No Wave movement of the late 70s and early 80s. (Note, I say early 80s--this cd doesn't contain any of the songs from Sqeeze's reunion albums of the late 80s, most of which can be safely dismissed.) Singles "45's and Under" doesn't omit anything that any Squeeze fan would miss.Each of these songs showcase the amazing songwriting talents of Difford and Tilbrook, and the tremendous talent of the musicians. Squeeze could always be relied upon for perfect polish, mature and above-average intelligence lyrics, FUN, and a lack self-importance and pompousness that others of the era smacked of. Each song is a hit. Nothing is a miss."