Not quite a revision of history, but allowing Creation boss Alan McGee to compile a two-disc anthology of his once cutting-edge Britpop label's recorded output significantly reduces the potential embarrassment.
Still, even though we're spared the dance drivel McGee dabbled in once he was flush with Oasis money -- as well as stuff like the ersatz reggae of Mishka, his own Biff Bang Pow! twee-for-alls and other odious crap best forgotten -- McGee lives up to his cloth-eared rep by including lame tracks from Meat Whiplash, Slaughter Joe, the Telescopes, Hurricane #1, Bernard Butler, Slowdive, Edward Ball and the Love Corporation, while missing the timeless pop classics of Teenage Fanclub, My Bloody Valentine, Nikki Sudden, the Chills and the Velvet Crush. The few decent cuts from Primal Scream, the Jesus & Mary Chain and Oasis don't make up for the glaring omissions. David Cavanagh's just-published exposé, The Creation Records Story, should be hilarious.