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Classic Album Review: Jesus Jones | Never Enough: The Best Of

The forgettable ’80s alt-rockers collect a bunch of songs even they don't remember.

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This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


Originally Released: The bulk of these tracks were issued in the band’s brief heyday between 1989 and 1993, though a couple are from 1997 and there’s even a track from the band’s new reunion album (shudder).

Back Story: Frankly, I just kinda vaguely remember these guys as a typical late-’80s act: Silly hair, sillier clothes and that sorta synthesize, techno-dance-pop-rock sound that reminds me of old John Hughes movies with Molly Ringwald in them. As far as I know, Right Here, Right Now was their only hit single. So why is this a two-CD set?

Highlights: Hey, surprise, there’s Right Here, Right Now — along with 30 other songs I bet even some of the bandmembers couldn’t hum anymore.

Lowlights: Well, an entire second CD of remixes isn’t exactly what I would call a drawing card.

Last Words: This is the kind of band and the kind of music that grunge killed — and thank Kurt it did.