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1.71 | 15 ratings

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1 stars I have never understood the concept behind this album. It's like a Best Of collection from their worst albums with added bonus tracks, but it ignores all of the good songs. Why would anybody pick Crybaby and Too Much Water off of Oblivion? As dreadful as POV was, Stand for Something was still enjoyable, and yet it is missing. Was Todd sabotaging Utopia by trying to make this a failure? The new material obviously is made up of songs that couldn't make the cut for earlier albums as well.

Todd has devolved here. Instead of funny songs, we get "cutesy" songs like 'Bad Little Actress" and "Princess of the Universe." "Mated" is undoubtedly the most shopworn and insipid ballad that Todd has ever penned. Indeed, the only song on here that is really worth your time is "If I Didn't Try." But don't buy this album for it. Get it on Oblivion, where it's in much better company.

One star for this unimaginative rehash of songs that, for the most part, shouldn't have seen the light of day in the first place.

ghost_of_morphy | 1/5 |


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