KCRW’s Greatest Hits

When I was down in Los Angeles last week, my brother-in-law introduced me to KCRW, which has an all-music channel Eclectic 24. It is rather good. They play a lot of music that I don’t find that compelling, but they played very little that I was familiar with, and that’s always a good thing.

One song that came up was Greatest Hits by Mystery Jets. They are not a great band. In particular, they always seem to sound like some other band—more exasperatingly, The Cure. The opening guitar on Greatest Hits sounds maddeningly like Stealers Wheel’s Stuck In The Middle With You. Mostly, they sound like a New Wave band that doesn’t suck, which is saying something.

Here is the song:

While Mystery Jets might be worth checking out, KCRW Eclectic 24 most definitely is.


Yes, I know what you want:

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