This limited edition 2 CD set (only 1,000 copies so if you want one, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, cost is £8 or $15) is one of the more interesting Various Artists' albums around at the moment and offers obscure gems a-plenty. Highlights include Avrocar's 'Screen', a haunting track featuring gently whispered vocals and an intense drum machine pattern creating a feeling of apprehension for the listener that something horrible is going to happen. Other great moments are the delightful, moving near-classical piece 'A Return To Satisfy (Opium Tears Mix)' by The Vertical Smile) whereas Magnétophone, Fridge and Gnac push the required enigmatic buttons with their instrumentals. Elsewhere Southall Riot's 'How Flies Survive The Rain' and The Minders' 'We've Seen It All' are the closest we get to conventional pop music but the low-budget production makes them sound so much more charming and original. In a world where the music charts are dominated by unoriginal sounds and a general lack of identity, Earworm's roster is impressively different. The second CD is testament to this because it contains tracks which were not even released on 7" originally and get their first hearing here, yet quality control is still maintained. Monsieur Earworm, you spoil us!