Greatest Failures is a brilliant place to start for those who have never heard the band before, as it truly does include some of the bands finest songs such as, Mars, Ghosts Of Valerie, Morning Light, Hit & Run and the brilliant heart felt Aching Eyes.
So laid back and relaxed, yet tight and passionate at the same time, an unbelievable achievement in my humble opinion. 10/10 - Sinister Angels Realm (U.K.)
"Greatest Failures" - ironically - is of tremendous credit and testimony to the talent of: Juan Pablo Mazzola. There is a great range of tempo and style within this release to quickly impress the listener and it makes for a worthy addition to the collection of any Power Pop addict. - 9/10 Elobeatlesforever (U.K.)
Hailing from Bueno Aires, Argentina, Baby Scream has been flying the power pop flag for the past decade or so, delivering premier Beatlesque goodness that fans of the 90s Pop Underground would have no problem appreciating. The sardonically-titled Greatest Failures compiles some of Baby Scream’s finer moments (“Slut”, “Mars” and “Morning Light” amongst them) and provides a good starting point. Led by vocalist/guitarist Juan Pablo Mazzola – who himself sings with a Lennonesque authority – Baby Scream is a safe haven for the power pop purists out there who are pining for the good ol’ days of the 90s Pop Underground. Check ‘em out! - Power Of Pop (Singapore)
Juan Pablo Mazzola, aka Baby Scream, has chanelled the gentle side of John Lennon throughout his career, and the best of these sounds can be heard on the sardonically titled new CD by Baby Scream, 'Greatest Failures'. In my opinion, the CD is quite a success, and although most of the tunes are gentle, Mazzola can spew vitriol when he wants to as well as Mr. Lennon could, as evidenced by the opening track, 'Slut'. File under: buy this now! - David Bash / The International Pop Overthrow Music Festival (U.S.A.)
Juan Pablo Mazzola has had enough releases as Baby Scream to warrant his first-ever compilation, which he's self-deprecatingly titled Greatest Failures. While they may be "failures" from a commercial perspective, there's no failure of quality here and for those who have until now been immune to the charms of his Lennon-esque musical stylings this is a great opportunity to catch up. - Absolutepowerpop (U.S.A.)
A remarkable collection of songs - Gew Gaw Fanzine (Greece)
Mazzolla always finds a way to get his vocals upfront, even when the band lets rip in a track like Every Day (I Die A Little Bit). With a sharp eye for his daily surroundings, he can tell a full story within three minutes or less. If Tim Burton ever tries his hand on a movie about Jekyll & Hyde, he need look no further for the main theme of his soundtrack. - Here Comes The Flood (The Netherlands)
Catchy pop melodies in perfect English. - Rootstime (Belgium)
An impressive collection that belongs in your playlist. - Powerpopaholic (U.S.A.)
Throughout the years, this Argentinian band, centered around main man Juan Pablo Mazzola, who has worked alongside such heavyweights as former Alice Cooper and Slash’s Snakepit guitarist/vocalist Glen Dover and producer Muddy Stardust, and most readily recognized for his work with L.A. Guns. Baby Scream’s new compilation effort highlights a selection of noteworthy tracks from across the group’s catalog.
Apparently always able to craft attention-striking monikers, Greatest Failures offers fifteen songs that alternate between melodic acoustic rock to lighthearted power pop.
Examples of the former include “Morning Light”, a song propelled by female vocal harmonies and soulful synthesizers, and the reflective “Away”, whereas “Every Day (I Die A Little Bit)” abruptly disrupts the album’s laid back character through crunching chord progressions and compelling percussion.
These unexpected mood changes are infrequent, however, which allows Greatest Failures to largely transition from one song to the next with ease. Perhaps the sole exception here would be “The Ghosts Of Valerie”, with a guest appearance from Eric Dover, whose vocal talents surface during the song’s refrain and articulate arpeggios erupt throughout the verses, leading up to a climatic bluesy solo.
For fans of eccentric acoustic guitar rock with the occasional burst of prominent power pop, the recently released Greatest Failures compilation album from Baby Scream comes warmly recommended, and will leave some listeners wondering: “If this is the best of their failures, what awaits in their successes?” - Guitar International (U.S.A.)