Toad the Wet Sprocket
's rarities and B-sides collection In Light Syrup
works surprisingly well. Instead of sounding like a motley assortment of leftovers, the record forms a cohesive whole and highlights the group's considerable melodic talents. There aren't many departures from their gentle, R.E.M.
-derived folk-rock, but that is the band's strongest point. No fan of Toad
will be disappointed by In Light Syrup