Scott Schinder
June 27, 1997 AT 04:00 AM EDT

We're Still Having Fun! The Best of Orleans

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Reissues

We gave it a C-

As this 20-song sampler demonstrates, Woodstock-bred combo Orleans embodied both the lyrical ear-nestness and musical banality of ’70s soft rock. While John Hall’s calling-card hits ”Dance With Me” and ”Still the One” boast a grown-up romanticism that’s refreshing two decades later, the band’s white-boy funkiness on We’re Still Having Fun! The Best of Orleans hasn’t aged nearly as gracefully. C-

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