TEENAGE FANCLUB Four Thousand Seven Hundred And Sixty-Six Seconds (Sony) Rating: NNNN Rating: NNNN
Subtitled A Short Cut To Teenage Fanclub, Four Thousand Seven Hundred And Sixty-Six Seconds is all you really need by the perpetually cheery Glasgow soft rockers. A singles band whose albums inevitably have a handful of great songs and loads of filler, Teenage Fanclub's biggest charm -- the fact that each tune seemed to pick up from the last -- is also their liability. The band hasn't so much evolved as refined its sound, and the 21 songs on this best-of never deviate far from the familiar pattern. The burly, rough-edged pop from the group's classic Bandwagonesque sessions still stands up, but it's the newest songs, including the three unreleased tracks, that actually sound freshest.