The Leslies were a fairly sublime guitar-pop combo that issued a handful of albums in the mid-to-late '90s. The purpose of this record was to introduce the band to an American audience, albeit at a micro level. Per the sleeve notes on the back, the four songs were taken from four different phases of the band's career. Featured are selections from their albums Totally Brilliant and Of Today - For Today, as well as a cover of Marshall Crenshaw's superlative "Favorite Waste of Time," which was only otherwise available on the Japanese version of Brilliant. The Leslies tended to skew more in the direction of American acts like Greenberry Woods and the Posies, than ones residing on their home turf. I think I recall reading somewhere that American Pop Project intended to put out some of their albums in the States, but that apparently didn't come to fruition. At any rate, enjoy this.
01. That's Me
02. Favorite Waste of Time
04. Cinema Song
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