Given the variable quality of the Johnny Thunders catalog, one should approach any new release or compilation with caution, and Anthology is no different. Yes, most of the tunes one would identify with Thunders are included, but aside from the L.A.M.F. tracks and a handful of others, these are not the best-known versions of these songs. In fact, not a single track from So Alone is included, probably due to licensing issues. So this ends up being a hodge-podge of mostly live tracks, presumably whatever Anarchy Music could get their hands on (thus the title "Anthology" and not "Greatest Hits").
AllMusic Review by Sean Westergaard