Released as a promotional disc to coincide with his MCA debut Life's Too Short, Collection is a superb overview of Marshall Crenshaw's first ten years of recordings. Included along with the prime album cuts is the essential B-side demo "You're My Favorite Waste of Time" and the rare single "Something's Gonna Happen." Until the release of This Is Easy: The Very Best of Marshall Crenshaw, this CD was the only comprehensive document of Crenshaw's underrated career. However, except for "Don't Disappear Now" and "Crying, Waiting and Hoping," this disc has been rendered superfluous by the Rhino anthology. As such, Collection is worthwhile only for completists.
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AllMusic Review by J.P. Ollio