PERFECT DAZE: Five Year Search: CD

Sep 18, 2001

Think back to the radio friendly sound of The Replacements or early Soul Asylum. Guitar driven rock that is catchy as hell without being sappy or cheesy. Pretty damn good stuff (though nothing original like the liner notes allude to). Then as now, this sort of thing was a nice relief from what was happening out there on the radio waves. This disc collects all the recorded output from this English outfit from the late ‘80s. And while it does sound dated, it ages well. “Bubble gum” is the catchiest of the bunch, and sure to hook most listeners quick, but the emotion of “Death By Smiling” can not be denied.

 –Matt Average (Boss Tuneage)