Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Magical Mystery Listening Tour: Day 23

Now I'm getting into all of the "Best" albums on my iPod...

Frank Zappa - The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life
Blur - The Best Of
The Beta Band - The Best Of
The Guess Who - Best of the Guess Who

The Zappa live album is a double album from his final tour in 1988 and features what was probably his most technically proficient band line-up, which is saying something. There are some great cuts and a lot of funny jokes that run throughout the album. Blur's first greatest hits compilation is made up mostly of their singles with a few album tracks sprinkled in and is a great cross-section of their career up to that point in 2000 when it was released. The Beta Band set is a double album; the first disc is a collection of their studio tracks while the second is from a farewell concert in London. Both are great and, like the band themselves, sorely missed. Last for today, the Guess Who's greatest hits set has some classic rock staples, including American Woman, No Sugar Tonight, and Undun.

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