Before the 4th album York's most famous sons were given the Greatest Hits treatment for this 15 tracker.Since then the hit singles have dried up but over 5 years they had become the first guitar band to crack the mainstream since Jesus Jones. The music is straight ahead no-frills rock and the comparison with the Smiths is based on the fact that both bands are from the North of England. But Mr.Rock Critic you still don't know what's going on do you? As the Sheds were lumped in with the whole boy band phenomenon the music press were soon slagging them off,joined in by those who thought their tastes were more superior. Because the band were on the TV a lot it was a case of flogging away with the same old shallow opinions based on "how dare they?" Well for a start this was not a marketing ploy.And the band created their own music.Full stop. I usually hear new stuff if anyone I collect had any involvement. and right there were Kate St.John and Audrey Riley on the album "A Maximum High" which was actually their 2nd.Previously I'd heard a great piece of music on a sampler which was a song called "Lies". And I rate that as the best one they did yet though its not among the Greatest Hits. In fact it was not even a single yet sounds every inch a hit. The one that should never have been let out I reckon was "Bully Boy". What we should get next should be an album of Shed 7 covers.They did a nifty version of "Jumpin' Jack Flash" years ago which was added to the single "On Standby".