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Thursday, April 25, 2013

OINGO BOINGO / Anthology [1999]

1999's Anthology, the third of four Oingo Boingo compilations is really the only one you need if you're looking for a proper career retrospective of the off-kilter party rockers.  
Starting with their 1979 EP and leading right up to their 1995 double disc live album, the collection covers each era of the band with only a few minor misses (all of which will differ with each dedicated fan).  It doesn't really feature any rarities or b-sides and misses out on releasing the few live recordings unavailable on the Farewell disc, all of which makes it easy for longtime fans to pass on .  Minor quips aside, this is the definitive compilation to seek out for the uninitiated, seeing as it covers all 4 "versions" of the groups sound.  

4 mystic knights out of 5

Songs Of Note: Oingo Boingo

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