It’s very easy to dismiss Greatest Hits collections as a money making opportunity for artists who just need to produce something in a moment when maybe a new album is in the works or they’ve come up blank for new material and need that payday. We can all think of a few of these but once in a while Greatest Hits collections get done right and become amazing stepping stones to discovering new artists and music or help remind us why we love a group. I’ve got a fair amount of personal favourites but these three are ones I think everyone should own.
If you’ve never dipped your toe into the amazingly vibrant and often surreal world of The Cure then shame on you but here is you chance to get a real taste of what it is to love The Cure. New Wave Post-Punk at it’s finest and I guarantee after one listen you’ll wonder why this album hasn’t always been part of your heavy rotation playlist. This album is a journey and one that everybody should experience.
Ok so maybe he isn’t everybody’s cup of tea but there can be no denying that the man has a poets heart and has written some of the most amazing tracks of all time. His back catalogue is massive and very daunting so why not get a feel for what Bob is all about with this collection. It covers a wide sway of his career and is a great place to start.
Ok so everyone knows The Killers. Get Mr. Brightside going at a party and everyone will sing along and this is the magic of the group. Brandon Flowers has this incredible talent for writing amazingly catchy albums and with such a powerful voice and group of talented musicians it’s very easy to get lost in this album. So maybe make sure you’ve turned repeat off or you might lose a day.
These words belong to Trevor Carey in Dublin, Ireland.