The Collection
by Nik Kershaw, pop (1991)
MCA, ASIN B0000071BQ


Ah, Nik Kershaw. He's one of my prime guilty pleasures, what is the 1980s with his The Riddle and Wouldn't It Be Good? There's no way I'm telling my friends that I'm listening to this, Nik Kershaw's greatest hits compilation, too often for my own good, but dang if The Collection isn't bringing on the fine nostalgia.

My favorite is Wouldn't It Be Good, surely an anthem for the frustrated and disenfranchised, really, followed closely by The Riddle. But the real gems are tracks from Nik Kershaw's late 1980s albums that flopped worse than fish beached on the Sahara. One World and One Step Ahead are actually pretty cute tracks, a departure of the other admittedly samey-sounding Kershaw formula.

Since most of the songs here sound the same, I doubt this album will be any use to people who know Kershaw but are not really fans. But me, I'm all for the Kershaw nostalgia. Now to hunt down Duranduran and Frankie Goes To Hollywood's greatest hits compilations.

Rating: 73


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