Review: Jimmy Eat World “Singles”

Jimmy Eat World
(Big Wheel Recreation)

After the brewha surrounding Jimmy Eat World’s last CD, “Clarity” (which sold well and was a darling among the critics), the band was still released from its contract with Capitol (oops, theyll regret that one).  Until a new home for the band is found, Big Wheel Rec has released, “Singles” which is a collection of cuts from 7-inches and compilation rarities that form a less-heard retrospect of the bands career.  A must for the fan and pleasing for the unacquainted, Jimmy Eat World have a solid grip in the earnest driven guitar indie rock (or emo if you’re looking for a generic tag).  This passion for a good pop hook just drips from most every track making for a cohesive release despite the random recordings it is generated from.