The Canadian music scene in the mid-'90s was poised to dominate the pop charts south of the border in the States, thanks in no small part to the major-label successes of Barenaked Ladies and Sarah McLachlan. But along with those two mega-groups, a plethora of smaller alternative acts quietly made headway as well. The Killjoys were among those groups, playing an infectious blend of music that was a balanced hybrid of '70s power pop melodies and the modern polished commercial punk sound of the time. Everything worthy of mention is culled from their three albums and remastered here in this edition of the Essentials series. This collection is most likely all the Killjoys any listener, die-hard or casual fan, could ever really want.
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AllMusic Review by Rob Theakston