More of the Monkees The Monkees' first two albums contain such a wealth of artistic delights and pop epiphanies that double-disc reissues like More of the Monkees — complete… More of the Monkees The Monkees' first two albums contain such a wealth of artistic delights and pop epiphanies that double-disc reissues like More of the Monkees — complete… 2006-08-15 The Monkees Reissues Rock
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More of the Monkees (2006)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Aug 15, 2006; Lead Performance: The Monkees; Genres: Reissues, Rock

The Monkees' first two albums contain such a wealth of artistic delights and pop epiphanies that double-disc reissues like More of the Monkees — complete with rarities, outtakes, and alternate mixes — are long overdue. Or so the revisionists at Rhino would have you believe. In truth, the band's truly enduring contributions don't extend much further than hits like ''I'm a Believer'' and ''Last Train to Clarksville.'' Still, some of these trifles do seem more engaging than you might remember (e.g., ''Take a Giant Step''). And admit it: ''(Theme From) The Monkees'' is probably playing in your head right now.

Originally posted Aug 11, 2006 Published in issue #891-892 Aug 18, 2006 Order article reprints