Anthology (2003) The Clean began as New Zealand's Velvet Underground: punks in thrall to both pop sugar shock and third-eye-opening guitar jams. Disc 1 collects the grail-like… 2003-01-21 The Clean Pop
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Anthology (2003)

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Details Release Date: Jan 21, 2003; Lead Performance: The Clean; Genre: Pop

The Clean began as New Zealand's Velvet Underground: punks in thrall to both pop sugar shock and third-eye-opening guitar jams. Disc 1 collects the grail-like EPs and singles that helped spark a great indie-rock scene in early-'80s Kiwi-land. The arc of their initial development is breathtaking -- it may be the single best rock CD you'll hear all year. Disc 2, from their later years, testifies to remarkable staying power. Trend-watchers' bonus: a name that begins with The.

Originally posted Jan 24, 2003 Published in issue #692-693 Jan 24, 2003 Order article reprints