A rotating lineup across its fourteen year trajectory and diverse home bases ranging from Massachusetts to France keeps indie-rock outfit Soltero perpetually fresh, and an assembled Best Hits proves an excellent launching pad for total immersion. Frank and confessional lyrics backed by sparse but never thin-sounding guitar brings to mind some of the greats such as Connor Oberst, Elliott Smith, and Kevin Devine; however the finesse in Tim Howard's (vocalist and singular consistent band member) delivery makes it so aforementioned comparisons are only for reference and recommendation. The heavy longing in every word and strum in songs such as "The Tongues You Have Tied" and "The Moment You Said Yes" will instantly captivate and if they don't become applicable to your romantic landscape, they're quite the collection of inspirations for creative writing! If you like what you hear from Best Hits, some of Soltero's other albums are up for free on Bandcamp - though as always, it never hurts to monetarily support a newfound artist. Finally, if you need some further convincing, this fan-made comprehensive primer posted on Amazon about the band covers just about anything you need to know!