Album: The Lemonheads, Varshons, (Cooking Vinyl)

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Some 99 per cent of the justification for The Lemonheads' existence is predicated on the idea that their lead singer is inherently charming.

If, however, you don't swoon at the thought of Evan Dando, you're left with very thin gruel indeed. And even if you are an admirer of jingle-jangle slacker-pop on its own merits, it's absent from Varshons, a collection of covers designed to show off Dando's record collection (and strangely deepened voice), mainly in a soft country-rock style. If complacency were a sound, this would be it.