Jake wrote:I'll drop some Smiths knowledge on all your asses. Hatful, World Won't Listen, and Louder Than Bombs are all collections of singles, b-sides, and radio sessions.
Hatful of Hollow contained mostly 1983 BBC sessions plus a few singles and b-sides. Released in 1984.
World Won't Listen gathers up the singles and b-sides from 1985-86. Released in 1987.
Neither of those was released in the US when Louder Than Bombs came out originally as a US-only collection that was supposed to combine the best of the two non-US comps. Since it contained several unique songs (and mixes) unavailable on any other album, it eventually got released in the UK as well.
Tell me sumpin' I don'ts already know, Jake.