The Finest Fine Young Cannibal's career was so short (only two albums) that this seems almost pointless. But The Finest is a well-selected survey that encompasses the… The Finest Fine Young Cannibal's career was so short (only two albums) that this seems almost pointless. But The Finest is a well-selected survey that encompasses the… 1996-11-26 Fine Young Cannibals Pop Reissues
Music Review

The Finest (1996)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Nov 26, 1996; Lead Performance: Fine Young Cannibals; Genres: Pop, Reissues

Fine Young Cannibal's career was so short (only two albums) that this seems almost pointless. But The Finest is a well-selected survey that encompasses the hits (''Johnny Come Home,'' ''She Drives Me Crazy'') and covers (Elvis' ''Suspicious Minds''). Their sound — post-punk's nervous rhythms combined with soulful arrangements and melodies — has held up well; three new songs neither augment nor diminish the band's brief yet impressive legacy. B+

Originally posted Dec 20, 1996 Published in issue #358 Dec 20, 1996 Order article reprints
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