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The Smithereens - B-Sides The Beatles (2008)

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The Smithereens - B-Sides The Beatles (2008)

The Smithereens - B-Sides The Beatles (2008)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Koch Records, KOC-CD-4504 | ~ 209 or 66 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 1.51 Mb
Power Pop

So just how did the Smithereens become a Beatles tribute band? It's no great surprise that they owe a debt of influence to the Fab Four, but instead of absorbing the lessons of their music, lately the Smithereens are content to simply play their songs, generally as close to the original arrangements as they can muster, and B-Sides the Beatles is the second album in two years from the Smithereens that's devoted entirely to Beatles covers…

The Smithereens - God Save The Smithereens (1999) [2CD, Deluxe Edition]

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The Smithereens - God Save The Smithereens (1999) [2CD, Deluxe Edition]

The Smithereens - God Save The Smithereens (1999)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2005 | Koch Records, KOC-CD-9687 | ~ 953 or 333 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 157 Mb
Alternative Rock / Indie Rock

After two decades, the Smithereens were no longer in step with the times and they no longer cared – they do what they do because they love it, not because it's fashionable. They were at that point with 1994's A Date With the Smithereens, but that record was hurt by a weird undercurrent of bitterness and Pat DiNizio's songwriting slump…

The Smithereens - 2011 (2011)

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The Smithereens - 2011 (2011)

The Smithereens - 2011 (2011)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Entertainment One Music, EOM-CD-2004 | ~ 341 or 110 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 56 Mb
Alternative Rock / Power Pop

2011 is the sixth album the Smithereens have released since 2007, but it's the first in a while that hasn't seemed like the product of a band just making busy work. After two albums of Beatles covers, one devoted to an edited version of the Who's Tommy, a Christmas album, and a live disc, 2011 finds the Smithereens finally recording a full set of new and original material for the first time since 1999's God Save the Smithereens, and it represents a return to form in more ways than on…

The Smithereens - A Date With The Smithereens (1994)

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The Smithereens - A Date With The Smithereens (1994)

The Smithereens - A Date With The Smithereens (1994)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
RCA Records, RCA 07863 66391-2 | ~ 334 or 115 Mb | Scans
Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Power Pop

The Smithereens released Blow Up, their bid for crossover radio play, in September 1991, just two weeks before Nevermind appeared in stores. Once grunge broke through, the Smithereens were effectively edged out of the college radio market, and it wasn't long before mainstream radio turned their back as well. There was no place to go except back to their roots. Again hiring Don Dixon as producer, the Smithereens made A Date with the Smithereens – a classic Smithereens album in the vein of Especially for You but with the sound of 11…

The Smithereens - Blow Up (1991)

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The Smithereens - Blow Up (1991)

The Smithereens - Blow Up (1991)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Capitol, CDP 7 94963 2 | ~ 343 or 114 Mb | Scans(600dpi, jpg) -> 102 Mb
Alternative Rock / Pop Rock

Sometimes it seems like the Smithereens' entire career was mistimed. After the relative success of 11, Pat DiNizio and company returned with their most straightforward and mainstream-ready release yet in Blow Up. Produced by Ed Stasium, the mix is arena ready and clean, and DiNizio co-wrote two of the disc's most accessible songs with songwriters Diane Warren and Julian Lennon…

The Smithereens - Green Thoughts (1988)

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The Smithereens - Green Thoughts (1988)

The Smithereens - Green Thoughts (1988)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Capitol, CDP 7 48375 2 | ~ 245 or 106 Mb | Scans
Alternative Rock / Indie Rock

The Smithereens' excellent sophomore effort picks up where their debut, Especially for You, left off, with Pat DiNizio delivering another impressive batch of superbly constructed pop gems; tracks like "Only a Memory," "House We Used to Live In," and "Drown in My Own Tears" are immediately ingratiating – instantly familiar, yet performed with more than enough energy and flair to sound new and exciting…

The Smithereens - Beauty And Sadness (1983)

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The Smithereens - Beauty And Sadness (1983)

The Smithereens - Beauty And Sadness (1983)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1992 | Capitol Records, 7 97770 2 | ~ 147 or 61 Mb | Scans
Soft Rock / Rockabilly / Indie Rock

The Smithereens' debut EP, originally released in a tiny run on a small New York indie in 1983, sounds like a dry run for the far superior full-length debut, 1986's Especially for Yo…

The Smithereens - Live (1987)

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The Smithereens - Live (1987)

The Smithereens - Live (1987)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Restless Records, 72242-2 | ~ 204 or 81 Mb | Scans
Alternative Rock / Pop Rock

~ EP (Extended Play), Gatefold, 6 Tracks ~

The Smithereens - From Jersey It Came! The Smithereens Anthology (2004)

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The Smithereens - From Jersey It Came! The Smithereens Anthology (2004)

The Smithereens - From Jersey It Came! The Smithereens Anthology (2004)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Capitol, 72435-77400-2-9 | ~ 1019 or 323 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 35 Mb
Alternative Rock / Power Pop

The Smithereens already have a single-disc compilation, 1995's excellent Blown to Smithereens: The Best of the Smithereens. Released in 2004, From Jersey It Came! The Smithereens Anthology expands on that collection, taking 15 of its 16 songs (a cover of the Outsiders' "Time Won't Let Me" is left behind) and adding 24 other tunes, including their version of "Downbound Train" from a Bruce Springsteen tribute and a selection from 1999's God Save the Smithereens, for a grand total of 39 tracks over two discs…

The Smithereens - Blown to Smithereens: The Best of The Smithereens (1995)

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The Smithereens - Blown to Smithereens: The Best of The Smithereens (1995)

The Smithereens - Blown to Smithereens: The Best of The Smithereens (1995)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Capitol, CDP 7243 8 31481 2 7 | ~ 431 or 144 Mb | Artwork -> 13 Mb
Alternative Rock, Pop Rock

With their British Invasion style of rock, New Jersey's the Smithereens weren't exactly in step with the musical landscape of the mid- to late '80s. It didn't stop the quartet from being critical darlings and perennial candidates to break through to a wider audience. Blown to Smithereens gathers together ample evidence that the attention was more than merited. There's nary a weak moment on this collection, which includes all of the band's best-known songs and radio hits…

The Smithereens - Attack of The Smithereens (1995)

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The Smithereens - Attack of The Smithereens (1995)

The Smithereens - Attack of The Smithereens (1995)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Capitol Records, CDP 7243 8 32247 2 2 | ~ 567 or 189 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 107 Mb
Alternative Rock / Power Pop

At first glance, a Smithereens rarities compilation might seem like an odd release. After all, the band was never had more than one gold album and none of their singles cracked the Top 30. That doesn't mean the band didn't have fans, however, nor does it mean that their music was undistinctive, as Attack of the Smithereens proves…

The Smithereens - Especially For You (1986)

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The Smithereens - Especially For You (1986)

The Smithereens - Especially For You (1986)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1992 | Capitol Records, CDP 7 97499 2 | ~ 298 or 120 Mb | Scans Included
Alternative Rock / Power Pop

The Smithereens' superb full-length debut Especially for You marries an unapologetically nostalgic affection for the melodic crunch of the British Invasion era with an equally unapologetic helping of postmodern melancholia…