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Old 08-12-2006, 05:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Greatest Hits Albums: Yay or Nay?

Personally I like them. They have all the greatest (in my opinion) songs on them. But like my dad said today, the thing is you don't get the full expierence one album is supposed to have, it's just a compilement of songs that did well...so, opinions?
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Old 08-12-2006, 05:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Greatest hits album sucks most of the time. Seeing as I typically don't like most bands hits as much as their other songs.
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Old 08-12-2006, 05:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Im not down with most Greatest Hits albums
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Old 08-12-2006, 05:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i really dislike some greatest hits albums and some are really good; it all really depends on the band.

GN'R had a awesome greatest hits abum.. missing my favorite song by them tho.. "rocket queen'.

there are only so many bands that can make a greatest hits album and it actually being good.

Queen have had a few greatest hits albums and there mostly the same songs only another few added each time.

The only bands that should make a hits album is if they've had at least 10 top 10 hits.. anything under that isn't really hit.. it was ALMOST a hit.

See I just go through all the albums of each band I have.. like lets say thr Ataris, and I'll take like 4 songs from each of there good albums and mix them up making what I think is there greatest hits album.
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Old 08-12-2006, 05:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It honestly depends who oversees the song selection. I mean you're going to get a million and one half "nays" on these boards because everyones scared to slaughted the sacred cow, but the fact is, if want a handful of songs and you don't want to shell out for three to four CD's.

I like them depending on who picked the songs.
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Old 08-12-2006, 05:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That's very clever Sab, I would have liked to thought of that haha. I shall try that, that is a good idea!
Aye I also agree though, It *does* dee-pend on thee band...but doesn't everything? ha.
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It depends on who they are.

If they`re of someone who has been around 15 years plus who have a huge back catalogue of work they give you a good idea of their best stuff if you are looking to get into them.

I don`t see the point of them if they only have 2 or 3 albums out.

Mind you I don`t buy them at all now I just download the songs I want to hear. I think the last greatest hits album I bought was the Primal Scream one about 3 years ago and that was only for the extra disc of remixes & unreleased stuff.
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I have never bought one.


An album to me is more than just songs.. its structured, it progresses, it flows. i listen to an album as one peice of music more than often. Greatest hits are too disjointed and thrown together. Anyway... who says which songs are the best? even when i was into popular bands years ago, it was always the weird album tracks id prefer over the singles. plus they just screan out "money making sceme" to me.

so no, not for me.
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why? :S

the bands i liked when i was 15 tended to be quite popular. the bands i like now... well, aren't.
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