Best Greatest Hits albums

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    Green_Red Full Member

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    Anyone that hasn't heard it The Beatles Love album is insanely good.

    Plenty of others, list your favourites
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    UnrelatedPsuedo I pity the poor fool who stinks like I do!

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    All greatest hits albums are shit by definition.
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    /thread then
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    The Beatles Love Songs and The Rock N Roll Albums are great.
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    “Thank You” by Stone Temple Pilots is one of my favorites. “Anthology” by Tribe is good but it not having “We Can Get Down” holds it back slightly.
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    The Rolling Stones' Hot Rocks. Just until 70/71 but the best.

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    SteveJ all-round nice guy, aka Uncle Joe Kardashian Scout

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    Rolled Gold by them also is excellent.
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    Beach Boys is pretty good.
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    Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks.
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    The Very Best of The Smiths with Charles Hawtrey on the cover is an excellent collection.
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    This almost :lol:

    As a music fan, if you asked me to recommend an album of an artist, that l'm huge fan of l would never recommend a greatest hits album.
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    UnrelatedPsuedo I pity the poor fool who stinks like I do!

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    But none of those are better than Beggars Banquet.
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    You would better off buying Off the Wall
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    UnrelatedPsuedo I pity the poor fool who stinks like I do!

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    Exactly. The question is pretty much "Who has had most hits?"

    I listen to Beggars Banquet, Disraeli Gears, Are You Experienced routinely. Rarely do I ever put on a Best of. Principally because all they really are is "What sold the most and was most popular".

    Greatest Hots albums were historically just cash grabs by artists that were taking a break from recording cycles.
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    Thing i'd have to say, The Best of The Beatles
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    Came in to post this, and to also make a snarky comment about how no one else has posted it yet. I don't have to do that bit now.

    First album I ever bought.
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    The Beatles for sure.
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    Madonna - The Immaculate Collection.
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    Loublaze ATLien

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    1 by the Beatles is my fav

    Bob Marley and the Wailers- Legend
    Madonna- Any greatest hits compilation really
    Tupac- Greatest hits
    Michael Jackson- Number ones
    Tom Petty and the heart breakers- Greatest hits
    Queen- Greatest hits I and II
    Eagles- Very best of
    Temptations- Ultimate collection
    Abba- Greatest hits
    Notorious B.I.G- Greatest hits
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    yeah but the point of greatest hits albums is they're not aimed at the hardcore fans who already have all the albums. They're for the casual fan.
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    Decade by Neil Young is a pretty good selection, but should have included a third disc consisting entirely of live versions and studio outtakes of Cortez the Killer. The Best of Leonard Cohen is great, but marred by the scandalous omission of Joan of Arc. And there ends my knowledge of greatest hits albums.
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    I'm looking for a Sparks Greatest Hits album
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    Creedence. There's a few.
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    Hmm, best of his Island recordings. Some great stuff, but personaly prefer the Lee Perry produced stuff. Luckily you can usually pick these up on a 4-disc set for about £5.

    The ultimate "greatest hits" was the Songs of Freedom collection. I bought it 15 years ago and I remember it being quite expensive.

    The best reggae/dub compilation I've ever bought was Lee Scratch Perry's Arkology. Four of the most worn discs I've ever owned.

    Not a Greatest Hits, but Johnny Cash's Unearthed is an amazing collection of unreleased work from the Rick Ruben sessions. Amazing.

    Again, a compilation rather than Greatest Hits, but Hip Hop Don't Stop vol. 1 remains the ultimate introduction to the genre.
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    Loublaze ATLien

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    I agree. I think Legend is a great introduction to Bob Marley for newbies, it has most of the essential tracks and his biggest (charts performance wise) as well. I'll give Arkology a spin.
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    UnrelatedPsuedo I pity the poor fool who stinks like I do!

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    Better question : How many bands have a Greatest Hits album thats better than their best album?