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Gimme Indie Rock V. 1

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Gimme Indie Rock, Vol. 1

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Various Artists
Producers:
K-tel
genre:
Indie Rock

We gave it a B+

What’s more surprising than schlock compilers K-tel releasing Gimme Indie Rock V. 1, a two-disc set of ’80s indie gems? The fact that they got it more or less right. Sure, you could quibble about omissions (no Sonic Youth) or the inclusion of too many second-tier acts (Savage Republic, My Dad Is Dead). But it’s hard to complain too much about a compilation with classics from Yo La Tengo an the Minutemen as well as obscure gems like the Wedding Present’s ”My Favourite Dress.” B+

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