Top critical review
July 6, 2015
Suffers from the two most common maladies affecting compilations of rarities, b-sides, and unreleased albums: One, it doesn't hang together the way good albums do, with proper sequencing and attention to variety between adjacent tracks; and two, none of the songs are really top drawer material for RK. Yes, there is a reason these songs didn't make it onto an album: they are almost good (except "Dejalo" which is just bad)... but in the end they all lack something. They have only half or 3/4 of what makes a great RK song. And an album without the requisite number of "hits" just falls flat.
The song that appeals to me most is a lightweight, insouciant ditty, "The Frug." Two minutes and forty seconds. The song that's been downloaded the most, "I Remember You," is catchy enough but it wouldn't be a top song on a real RK album. A good second tier song. Unfortunately, a lot of the material whiny and musically repetitive and then fails to deliver the punch.