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Zulu
10-30-2006, 04:34 PM
These things can be relieving, or a pain in the ass. Even though I own everything with Grace Jones (studio albums, singles, LPs, 12" and 7" singles, compilations) I still want one concise package with all of her hits gathered. There hasn't been a single compilation that's managed to compile a proper compilation (always omissing one or two of her biggest) by her so far, and I'd like to have one I can take with me when I travel.

Greatest Hits are almost always a fuck-over, leaving off hits to protect the artist's back catalogue. What do you think about Greatest Hits compilations?

Olde
10-30-2006, 04:43 PM
You're right, they usually are bad. The only good ones in my experience are Alice In Chains Greatest Hits and Black Sabbath's We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'N Roll.

Hogan
10-30-2006, 07:16 PM
I don't really like greatest hits albums but enon's is pretty cool.

Lunchbox McGillicuddy
10-30-2006, 07:35 PM
Greatest Hits are horrible cliches that artists use as a crutch to fulfill record contracts faster with minimal effort, and if it's not them it's pressure from their distributor. Needless to say, I generally don't like them, especially when an artist (such as Megadeth) has fucking 10 million of them when they don't even have enough genuine "hits" to fill one CD.

Also if you have someone's entire discography, why do you need a collection of the same songs you already own?

rezo
10-30-2006, 08:02 PM
They're good for when you don't want to bother with an entire discography though.

Zulu
10-31-2006, 10:44 AM
Also if you have someone's entire discography, why do you need a collection of the same songs you already own?
I don't know about you, but I'd love to have one concise disc I can take with me when I travel.

Psycho_Cyan
10-31-2006, 10:53 AM
Isn't that what iPods are for?