Category: Best Of

Queen – Greatest Hits 1

      William Ruhlmann: “They may not have started out that way, but by 1981 Queen definitely was perceived as a singles act. This record gathers their biggest US/UK hits, 1973-1981, including the collaboration with David Bowie, “Under Pressure,” which was not on the reissue from EMI. Not to be confused with the 1992 […]

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Guns N’ Roses – Greatest Hits

      Dan Gennoe: ‘If time is the true test, then Guns N’ Roses’ Greatest Hits confirms that they really were one of the greatest rock & roll bands in the world. While, in retrospect, fellow graduates of the class of 1987 are about as cool as poodle perms and spandex, the L.A. bad […]

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Buffalo Springfield – Retrospective

Buffalo Springfield – Retrospective       Steven Stolder: ‘Only a handful of bands have made a greater impact with fewer recordings than the short-lived Buffalo Springfield. Their history is told in the titles of their three albums: 1967’s eponymous debut was followed by the peak-performance Again later that year, which was followed by 1968’s […]

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Alpha Blondy – The Best Off Alpha Blondy

Alpha Blondy – The Best Off Alpha Blondy ‘Nathan Bush’ Alpha Blondy’s position in the history of reggae music is a direct reflection of his physical distance from the island of Jamaica. Born in the Ivory Coast, his music is the product of a wider cultural scope than his Jamaican counterparts, a fact evident in […]

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John Lennon Legend – The Very Best Of

John Lennon Legend – The Very Best Of Lennon Legend: The Very Best of John Lennon is the third official compilation album of John Lennon’s solo career, coming after 1975’s Shaved Fish and 1982’s The John Lennon Collection. Because neither collection spanned Lennon’s releases up to and including 1984’s Milk and Honey, Lennon Legend: The […]

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George Harrison – Best of Dark Horse

George Harrison – Best of Dark Horse Best of Dark Horse 1976–1989 is George Harrison’s second official compilation album and was released in 1989. It follows up on both his successful comeback album Cloud Nine in 1987 and the Harrison-led Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 the following year, also a big seller. George material. Favorites of […]

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Lenny Kravitz – Greatest Hits

Lenny Kravitz – Greatest Hits       Stephen Thomas Erlewine: ‘ Lenny Kravitz’s greatest gift is that he’s a master synthesist, pulling together different sounds and styles from eras past to create a sound that isn’t necessarily blazingly original, but fresh due to his craft and sheer mastery of the studio. Since he was an […]

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Barry White Collection

      Barry White (born Barry Eugene Carter; September 12, 1944 – July 4, 2003), was an American composer and singer-songwriter. A 3-time Grammy Award-winner known for his distinctive bass-baritone voice and romantic image, White’s greatest success came in the 1970s as a solo singer and with the Love Unlimited Orchestra, crafting many enduring soul, […]

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Michael Buble – Christmas

Michael Buble – Christmas AMG Review: Christmas is vocalist Michael Bublé’s first full-length holiday-themed album since his 2003 EP Let It Snow. As with that album, Christmas features Bublé backed by small ensembles as well as his big band and orchestra, and includes a handful of classic Christmas songs. In that sense, the album is […]

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Josh Groban – Noël

Josh Groban – Noël Amazon: The Grammy-nominated, twenty-something, pop-classical phenomenon’s fourth studio album is an expertly accomplished entry to the holiday marketplace. Noël tackles the familiar sounds of holiday music with a charmingly eclectic array of guest vocalists and a wide range of material. The songs range from the sacred to the secular, while Groban–buoyed […]

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Rock Ballads Collection vol 2

Rock Ballads Collection vol 2 Tracklist City-Am Fenster 2) Al Stewart – Year Of The Cat 3) America – A Horse With No Name 4) Neil Young – Heart of Gold 5) Kansas – Dust In The Wind 6) The Sound of Silence 7) Styx – Boat on the River 8) Rare Bird – Sympathy […]

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Jazz Lounge – Smooth Jazz & Piano Bar

Jazz Lounge : Smooth Jazz & Piano Bar to relax. JazzAndBluesExperience – (Re)Discover the Jazz and Blues greatest hits – JazznBluesExperience is your channel for all the best jazz and blues music. Find your favorite songs and artists and experience the best of jazz music and blues music. Subscribe for free to stay connected to […]

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Buddy Holly – Greatest Hits

Buddy Holly – Greatest Hits AMG Review: MCA remastered 18 of Buddy Holly’s best-known songs for 1996’s Greatest Hits album. While the sound is fine, it isn’t markedly better than that on From the Original Master Tapes, which also boasted a more complete track selection. Nevertheless, Greatest Hits is one of the most thorough single-disc collections […]

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Blondie – Atomic – The Very Best Of Blondie

Blondie – Atomic – The Very Best Of Blondie       Andy Kellman: ‘Atomic: The Very Best of Blondie is a two-disc compilation with a spotty best-of on one disc and a collection of remixes on another. Disc one is a satisfactory overview, containing most of the group’s biggest and best hits — “Atomic,” […]

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Pretenders – The Singles

Pretenders – The Singles       The Singles is The Pretenders’ 1987 compilation album and features all the band’s UK single hits to that date, as well as including “I Got You Babe” which Chrissie Hynde had performed with UB40 in 1985. The album reached #69 in the US album chart and #6 in […]

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Neil Young – Greatest Hits

Neil Young – Greatest Hits AMG Review: 2004’s Greatest Hits is not only the first retrospective Neil Young has released since 1977’s Decade, it’s the first ever single-disc collection of his best-known songs. Greatest Hits offers the basic canon, with no frills and none of Young’s trademark idiosyncracies, but ultimately that doesn’t matter much, because […]

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The Cure – Staring at the Sea

The Cure – Staring at the Sea       Stephen Thomas Erlewine: ‘Staring at the Sea: The Singles collects all of the Cure’s biggest U.K. hits and best-known songs from the late ’70s and early ’80s. Spanning from “Killing an Arab” and “Boys Don’t Cry,” to “The Lovecats,” “In Between Days,” and “Close to […]

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Otis Redding – The Very Best Of Otis Redding

Otis Redding – The Very Best Of Otis Redding Bruce Eder: ‘The Very Best of Otis Redding wasn’t the first Otis Redding compilation but it is the best of the single-disc collections, distilling the high points across his career (up thru the posthumous hits “(Sitting’ On) The Dock of the Bay” and the heartbreaking “I’ve […]

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Enya – The Very Best Of Enya

Enya – The Very Best Of Enya AMG Review: Comprised of 18 tracks culled from the singer/composer’s first three decades, The Very Best of Enya was pieced together by the artist herself, along with longtime collaborators Nicky and Roma Ryan. Luckily, the trio seems enamored by most of the same songs that the general public […]

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The Cranberries – Stars: Best of the Cranberries 1992-2002

The Cranberries – Stars: Best of the Cranberries 1992-2002 AMG Review: For the Cranberries, assembling a best-of covering the first decade of their career means compiling their singles in chronological order, which turns out to be a foolproof approach for a band that can be uneven over the course of a full-length album but has […]

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