Where Lush is concerned, the career-spanning retrospective of Ciao! is more necessary than usual. This is for two reasons. The first, and most immediate, is that many of Lush's finest moments appeared on their first two EPs, "Scar" and, especially, the Robin Guthrie-produced "Mad Love", and neither are terribly easy to get hold of. The second, and more important, reason is that this compilation makes it clear just how much arrestingly great work this (still) largely underrated band were responsible for.