Rob Brunner
March 26, 2004 AT 05:00 AM EST

Hallucinations: Psychedelic Pop Nuggets From the WEA Vaults; Come to the Sunshine: Soft Pop Nuggets From the WEA Vaults

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Various Artists
Producers
Rhino Handmade

We gave it an A-

The 48 tunes on this pair of compilations were recorded by seasoned pros for major labels, unlike the DIY garage rock that (mostly) made up the original 1972 Nuggets set. But they’re just as inspired and strange, even though — or maybe because? — many were slick cash-ins meant to capitalize on hip late-’60s sounds. Highlights include songs by such no-name acts as the Misty Wizards, Baker Knight & the Knightmares, and, er, the Everly Brothers. Both:

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