Okay, yeah, I remember "Small Town," but it wasn't great. "Cherry Bomb" and "Check It Out" are the only two Mellencamp songs I can think of that I actually care for--his 1982 hits annoy me nowadays, really. I heard Lonesome Jubilee too and it was nothing special. And God does he look dumb trying to look serious on all those album covers.
Scenes From A Memory is an album I've repeated my opinion on pretty well ad nauseam at this board for going on 20 years now; it's got its faults, but it's their only album I know of that even approaches consistency. I'd give it an 11/15 and maybe bump it up one point for nostalgia purposes (if you'd asked me in 2000, it'd have been a 15/15--I actually got into the stupid plot of the whole damn thing!!)