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  • Summary: This is a four-vinyl set reissue of the compilation of 46-tracks from the New Zealand indie rock band led by Hamish and David Kilgour.
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  1. 95
    Incredibly enduring and undeniably influential, Anthology is a culmination of everything that prevails from this often omitted, golden era of music.
  2. Jul 21, 2014
    95
    This is 46 tracks of certifiably bonkers brilliance. [No. 111, p.55]
  3. Aug 12, 2014
    85
    The Clean's a;most comical level of prescience just wouldn't mean as much if Anthology weren't a trove littered with gemlike melodies. [Jun-Jul 2014, p.89]
  4. Jul 21, 2014
    80
    Anthology is a welcome reissue, and will more than make you happy to have experienced it.
  5. Jul 21, 2014
    80
    Anthology is no means definitive, but it remains a comprehensive overview of a terrific and influential band. [Aug 2014, p.89]
  6. Jul 21, 2014
    80
    A priceless archival exercise: these eight sides of vinyl represent both the holy grail of New Zealand indie rock and proof of its insidious journey to a wide world. [Aug 2014, p.100]
  7. Jul 21, 2014
    78
    In spite of its minor flaws, it’s the cornerstone of Kiwi indie music, an essential collection that retains its freshness and vitality.

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