Decade in the Sun: Best of The Stereophonics: Release Notes: Muze
Released in 2008, the aptly titled DECADE IN THE SUN cherry-picks tunes from the first 10 years of recordings by the Welsh alternative-rock act Stereophonics. In addition to U.K. hit singles such as the urgent "Dakota" and the soul-tinged "Maybe Tomorrow," the collection includes two previously unissued tunes, "You're My Star" and "My Own Worst Enemy." The resulting track listing provides a fine overview of the classic-pop/rock-inspired ensemble, and showcases singer/guitarist Kelly Jones's knack for penning exceedingly catchy songs. Though Stereophonics remain largely unknown in the U.S., this compilation provides a perfect introduction for American audiences, and lets listeners catch up on a band that many Britpop fans have championed for, well, a DECADE.