Love and Rockets

Sorted! The Best Of

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AllMusic Review by John Bush

Love and Rockets' first career-spanning compilation is a treat for listeners who understand that the trio was yet another alternative artist of the '80s (in similar company with the Smiths, the Cure, and Echo & the Bunnymen) capable of impressing with both their LP and 12" output. The trio's full-length classics, Express and Earth.Sun.Moon, were majestic, ethereal, and exquisitely paced, while their singles of the same period displayed a breathtaking range -- from dark rockers ("Kundalini Express," "Ball of Confusion [That's What the World Is Today]") to lighter material ("No New Tale to Tell," "Haunted When the Minutes Drag"). Much more than just a hits compilation, Sorted!: The Best of Love and Rockets also includes the best of the band's album tracks, such as "It Could Be Sunshine," the opener from 1986's Express, and "Sweet Love Hangover" from 1996's Sweet F.A..

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