User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5

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  1. MarcD.
    Jan 11, 2005
    9
    Excellent mix of songs. Makes me miss the days of Richard Blade and Poorman in the mornings on KROQ.
  2. BernardH
    Nov 18, 2004
    10
    Informative and representative of the time. Interesting style shifts. A lot of fun to listen to. Booklet is a great resource.
  3. KyleB
    Nov 15, 2004
    10
    GREAT!

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Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
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  1. A must-have for any fans of true alternative music and a primer for younger generations to see where their favorite bands got their inspiration.
  2. You don't judge a compilation by its hits alone, and it doesn't take long to find the set's weakness: sequencing.
  3. The astute and eclectic programming makes for a better listen than other attempts that have been made to compile '80s alternative rock.