Anti-Nowhere League isn't a band that deserves more than one retrospective. Nevertheless, there are at least three floating around out there. This particular one, a shoddy release from the English imprint Snapper, is actually the same as Best of the Anti-Nowhere League, which came out on both Castle and Cleopatra. Its entire track listing is also included as part of a Recall disc that bundles it with a live album. If all of this seems really confusing -- especially for a rather lunkheaded group that could only stumble its way through an EP and a couple of albums -- then you're certainly not interested in the 2001 Anagram release Animal!: Very Best of Anti-Nowhere League, which is one of the only comps to sample ANL's entire career arc. Wouldn't you rather have U.K. Subs' Another Kind of Blues instead?
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AllMusic Review by Johnny Loftus