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Date With the Smithereens
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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A date with old friends and good songs.
R. Isherwood | Fort Collins, Colorado USA | 11/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This criminally overlooked release by the Smithereens ranks as one of the best pop albums of the 90s. The songs and performances are as good as anything the band released in their prime late eighties period.
If you do not own this, do yourself a favor as "Date" is as great a pop jem as "11" and "Blow Up". Long live The Smithereens."
This album rocks
C. Bailinson | 08/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love the Smithereens. This fab foursome makes great music. I thought this album was a great comeback after their last effort, but unfortunately it was unable to produce another "A Girl Like You" single. Still, the hooks and the guitar work are right on. I saw them on the tour that promoted this album and they played the first three tracks -- they ROCKED."
Less than the sum of its parts
Mark J Dulcey | Dorchester, MA USA | 09/19/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Date With The Smithereens reunited the band with engineer Don Dixon, who was responsible for the band's two best albums (Especially For You and Green Thoughts). The band is back to sounding its best, and there are some good songs here. Unfortunately, the album doesn't really come together; too many of the songs sound too much alike, largely because of the similar tempos. Think of the chugging beat of Blood and Roses applied to every song, and you have the overall impression that this album gives the listener. It's not really QUITE like that, but somehow it ends up feeling that way.
Two editions of Date With The Smithereens were issued; the CD, and a boxed set of 7" 45rpm records with two songs on each side. The 45rpm version features different mixes of the songs than the CD, so serious Smithereens fans will want to have both versions."