Submarine Bells
Submarine Bells

The Chills

Submarine Bells

February, 1990

Alternative Pop/Rock

The band's 1990 album was their first for a major label and they made the most of it by producing what should have been a huge hit if not for the cloth-eared general public's indifference. "Heavenly Pop Hit" is the title of the song, for Pete's sake! How could it have missed, especially since it is as hooky and warm-hearted as anything you could imagine. Along with that absolute shoulda-been, the record is full of witty, catchy and slick alternative pop. You missed it then, catch up now!

- Tim Sendra

Asides Besides
Asides Besides

Talk Talk

Asides Besides

April, 1998

Art Rock

Asides Besides essentially ties up all of Talk Talk's loose ends. Disc two reveals no shortage of prime rarities beginning with three demos and a handful of singles, but the real gems are the B-sides. In most cases, they are as strong as the ones that made it onto the albums and also indicate the more experimental direction the band would take later on.

- Chris Woodstra