The Best of "The Best of" Albums: A Totally Irrelevant Post
A mere two days ago Yahoo Music blogger Rob O'Connor gave his opinion of the 25 greatest "Best Of" collections of various artists. You can find his original list here. How would you arrange your list? Who would be the best of the best of?
Now we know that O'Connor is not inspired or anything like that but it is interesting who is not on his list or who is not at the top. I looked in vain for John Denver but Elvis did make the cut. I was surprised to see Nirvana in such elite company. Johnny Cash is glaringly absent but Phil Spector made it!? Guns-N-Roses was dissed but he sort of made up for himself by including Bob Dylan. No Rush either! But he did get one thing absolutely correct ... he has the Beatles at number 1. I am going to post my top 5 best of the best of:
5) The Best of Both Worlds ... Van Halen
4) Vault ... Def Leppard's Greatest Hits 1980-1995
3) The Best of 1990-2000 ... U2
2) Forty Licks ... Rolling Stones
1) 1 ... The Beatles
Others deserving honorable mention include
Chronicles ... Rush
Greatest Hits ... Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
The Cream of Clapton ... Eric Clapton
Greatest Hits of Guns-N-Roses
The Best of Bachman-Turner-Overdrive
And though I will be ridiculed for this I have to throw it out there anyway ...
Greatest Hits volume 1-2 ... Madonna. I can hear it now, ;-)
Some of best bands do not have a "best of" yet or I am unaware of them.
What is on your list?