Even by famously fickle British pop standards, Kula Shaker
's reign on top was brief. Famously over-hyped (usually by its own lead singer, Crispian Mills
) and shamelessly derivative, the band's devotion to Indian textures and swirling 1960s psychedelia pegged them for charming-footnote status almost immediately. All of which makes Kollected
a perfect album. Compiling the strongest material from the band's two studio albums, as well as single and compilation tracks, Kollected
is really all the Kula Shaker
that anyone besides Mills
will ever need.