℗ 1991, 1995, 1999, 2002, 2003 Warner Records Inc.; 1989 EMI Records
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People think RHCP is good for some reason and I just don’t get it. They aren’t versatile, unique, or original. They play funk metal. A ton of other bands play funk metal. They are no different. Slap bass, funky drums, all complimented by a guitar and bad vocals apparently make the world go round. Go listen to Faith No More. Patton sings Kiedis’ songs better than he does
If you want an introduction to one of the greatest bands of all time, this will have to suffice. It has most of their hits. It can't have Dani California or Snow (Hey Oh) because those songs didn't exist when this album was released. But "Around the World" and "Can't Stop" did exist: there's no excuse for excluding those songs. How did "Universally Speaking," and "Road Trippin'," two non-hits make it on here instead? If you want all the hits, get this and then download the other songs I mentioned.
The 3 non-album tracks alone is worth the purchase price. Some of their studio albums are so good front to back that this spliced up collection of hit singles pales in comparison. For those complaining about missing favorites, buy the albums and not just settle for their “greatest hits”. Try... Blood Sugar Sex Magik Californication By The Way Stadium Arcadium These classics are amongst the greatest alternative rock albums of all time and still tops anything released in the past 10-20 years.
A band with a catalog like RHCP will always struggle to find an affordable collection of hits that completely satisfies everyone. This does a pretty good job. I have a few gripes, but then again, greatest hits collections by any band are always subject to that criticism; everyone has a different opinion on which songs from a band's history are the "greatest."
I love RHCP and this album, but where is can't stop. That is my favorite RHCP song, and it's weird considering that was a huge song for them. Maybe it's just my bias to the song and the whole By The Way album
This 3 star review is based off the song selection. Good songs but not my favorite. I was a huge fan of one hot minute which I understand was not a favorite of many. I think "one big mob, one hot minute" should be included but that's just me.
Give it away Give it away Give it away Now How deep is that ? Yeah Great Musical Ideas Guys You sing About Herion and everybody Thinks Yor deep But Your Not Your Wingy Libearal Eviromentalsts with no depth what so ever This band Represents everything wrong with 90's music Go Listen to nirvana Or Pearl Jam This Band are Hacks