Toad the Wet Sprocket's rarities and B-sides collection In Light Syrup works surprisingly well. Instead of sounding like a motley assortment of leftovers, the record forms a cohesive whole and highlights the group's considerable melodic talents. There aren't many departures from their gentle, R.E.M.-derived folk-rock, but that is the band's strongest point. No fan of Toad will be disappointed by In Light Syrup.
AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine