I got Jesus Jones, EMF and Blur's first album all at roughly the same time, and that was my initial exposure to what I thought was Madchester. Inspiral Carpets, Happy Mondays, Charlatans, Stone Roses, the Farm, so forth and so on, didn't come until later for me.
Doubt is an outstanding album. I have no problems sitting and listening to it from beginning to end, uninterrupted, and have the time of my life. In fact, as I was deciding which album to select for today, I played IBYT with my 4-year-old son and him and I danced and laughed around the living room.
But, and there's always a but, and I usually hate what follows.....
But, the remixes and b-sides of Doubt? Well, they just aren't up to par with the rest of the album. There's a few good tunes in there, like Damn Good At This, and some of the mixes are great, like DNA's mix of Welcome Back Victoria. But, for the most part, I have to say "meh".
Why post it? Jesus Jones is still the bomb, and a disc like this is usually a hard-on for most completists. I will say, there are 4 remixes missing. I left them off because I couldn't stand them. Sorry to make that judgement call, I did it for your own good.
You might like it, you might not. If you do, your welcome. If you don't, then piss off. See you tomorrow.