Transvision Vamp

Baby I Don't Care: Collection

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Baby I Don't Care: Collection offers the highlights of Transvision Vamp's three albums, including the title track, "If Looks Could Kill," "(I Just Wanna) Be With You," "Velveteen," and the band's cover of Holly & the Italians' "Tell That Girl to Shut Up." The album gathers a few songs from their debut, Pop Art, but puts most of its focus on tracks from Velveteen, such as the shimmery "The Only One," the '60s pop of "Landslide of Love," and the tougher-sounding "Kiss Their Sons." "Every Little Thing" and the other Little Magnets Versus the Bubble of Babble tracks reveal that Transvision Vamp's experiments with dance and hip-hop beats didn't sound at all disastrous, even though that was the effect that they had on the band. Indeed, the collection pushes the band's sound further in that direction with the inclusion of remixes of "Revolution Baby," "Tell That Girl to Shut Up," and "Baby I Don't Care." Overall, Baby I Don't Care: Collection is a good retrospective of Transvision Vamp's entertaining, if slight, late-'80s/early-'90s alterna-pop.

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