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I think without a shadow of a doubt its Pixies for me, I perfer it to their albums which is a bit... well odd.
Particularly if you include the B-sides disc. IMHO.
the Pixies one is hit after hit after hit brilliant.
the answer is The Kinks
the one i have has one disc and is PURE GOLD
They Might Be Giants.
But I was wrong. It's the Kinks, by a lightyear.
is pretty good too
but Singles by New Order is pretty good.
I and II. Titled 'Greatest Hits' as well so its definitely the winner...
Same can be said of all greatest hits.
first time i've used this phrase, but 'END OF THREAD'
with this statement
The Ultimate Collection is the best just because of that extended intro to "Raspberry Beret".
Pixies and Ash have great greatest hits albums though as well.
because if so, then probably almost definitely bikini kill - the singles.
singles going steady
I live that album.
The original one, not the 2 disc essential. Every song is amazing and it actually feels coherent and album like too.
for all the reasons you said, basically.
So Much For The Ten Year Plan is spot on from start to finish.
I used to LOVE Therapy? back in the mid 90s but they really fell off my radar, are they still going? Any good?
but their first four albums are essential.
released just after the best of.
Pixies and Super Furry Animals are the first that came into my head
the first Leonard Cohen one from the early 70s or ABBA Gold.
or maybe Ian Brown
ten years of tears - arab strap
a secret history: the best of the divine comedy
as good as it gets - gene
Never really made a great album but the singles were all spot on. As was You'll Never Walk Again.
Staring At The Sea: The Singles
and the b sides are pretty darn quality too.
Another journey by train FTW
Siouxsie & the Banshees - Once Upon A Time pt1 (obv)
in fact I'd like to reverse the emphasis: the Siouxsie one is like...an eleven/10.
on the Siouxsie one as well.
'Death To The Pixies' - Pixies
'Best of the faded captain series'- Robert Pollard.
The Pollard collection is immense.
GH is pretty flawless
not sure if these were 'hits' but it's definately the best greatest hits/best of album i own.
really got properly got the pixies until I started buying their back catalogue. Strange.
You have coffee tables made of distorted guitars?
but guided by voices' human amusements at hourly rates. great way into the band, the base function of greatest hits, imo.
as a single disc, you can't beat ABBA Gold-however I own 'The Definitive Collection, a double CD which has got Eagle, Summer Night City and The Day Before You Came on it-result!
a second ABBA gold (ignoring the album 'MORE gold' as it appears it was cobbled together by a madman) of almost-as-enjoyable stuff. There's not like another DANCING QUEEN hidden away on those 70s albums but there's a very fabulous host of other stuff. A thread for another time though perhaps.
My own vote = Depeche Mode's 2 Singles albums - 1981-85 and 86-98. Genius on every concievable level.
Both totally packed with real winners. Listened the 1st disc of the Kinks greatest hits this afternoon funnily enough - aside from the second from last track pure brilliance!