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You Make Me Smile: A Shelflife Records Collection

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This best-of Shelflife Records compilation doubles as a sampler for all of the label's releases. You Make Me Smile showcases Shelflife's taste for upbeat Euro pop that leans heavily towards the bounce of gleeful energy. Standouts are found in the '60s swing of Majestic and the Palm Songwriters, the dreamy delight of Brittle Stars and the Arrogants, and the uppity antics of the Shermans, Laura Watling, and Los Fresones Rebeldes. Mostly consisting of female-fronted indie sophistication, You Make Me Smile is a sure collection of pleasant pop that rarely features a glum moment.

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