MusicDish e-Journal - March 28, 2015
MusicDish Advertising Network
» HOME » INSIDER SCOOP » CAREER TIPS » MUSIC SPOTLIGHT » MUSICDISH*CHINA
» INDUSTRY INTERVIEWS » NEWS BEAT » DIGITAL SKOOL » OPEN REVIEW » MUSICDISH EDELWEISS
Search MusicDish e-Journal (Advanced)
Subscribe To MusicDish e-Journal
About | Contact | Advertise | RSS | Submit Article | Submit News | Artist Development | Premium PR Distribution
Mi2N | MusicDish*China | MusicDish Network | MusicDishTV | Urban Music News Network

Best Of The Batch: Stocking Stuffers
The Best Of The 'Best Ofs'
By Danny Canak, SydneyUnleashed.com
(more articles from this author)
2004-12-07
Comment | Email | Print | RSS


Artist: Robbie Williams
Title: Greatest Hits
Genre: Pop
Label: Capitol
Website: www.robbiewilliams.com
Download: “Angels”
Angels

Having already spent three weeks at #1, this album looks set to become one of the biggest sellers this festive season. Robbie Williams has sold over 1 million units in Australia alone and after eight years at the top of the UK charts, has decided to release his first Greatest Hits collection. Most of the tracks here have been lifted from four of his studio albums, namely Life Thru a Lens, I’ve Been Expecting You, Sing When You’re Winning and Escapology. All the classics are here: “Angels,” “Let Me Entertain You,” “Rock DJ,” “Kids,” “Better Man,” “Feel,” “Something Beautiful” - the list goes on! Also featured are the new tracks “Radio” and “Misunderstood” from the new Bridget Jones movie. “The Edge of Reason.” Should appeal to the mums and daughters alike.


Artist: Kylie Minogue
Title: Ultimate Kylie
Genre: Dance/Disco/Pop
Label: Bmg/Jive
Website: www.kylie.com
Download: “Slow”
Slow

Kylie Minogue has probably released more Greatest Hits compilations than any other artist over the past decade. So fans may be entitled to ask why they should invest in this one? Well for a start, this compilation covers her entire career from 1987 to the present day, not just certain phases as previous compilations have. Also, as the title suggests, it features her “ultimate” hits meaning that you’d be hard pressed to find any fillers on here despite it being a 2 CD set with 33 tracks! But Kylie has had a hell of a lot of hits in her time. All of her #1s are on here (everything from “The Loco-motion” to “Can’t Get You Out of My Head”) and most of the other tracks have had Top 10 success. If you need more enticing, there are also two new tracks – “Giving You Up” as well as the super-saucy pulsating single “I Believe In You.” Should be highly popular over the festive season.


Artist: The Living End
Title: From Here On In: The Singles 1997-2004
Genre: Punk
Label: EMI/Warner
Website: www.thelivingend.com.au
Download: “From Here On In”
From Here On In

Melbourne three piece The Living End are another band who have a retrospective out just in time for Christmas. The 14 track album features 12 previous singles as well as two new tracks – “I Can’t Give You What I Haven’t Got” and “Bringin’ It All Back Home.” The other classics on here include “From Here on In,” “Prisoner of Society,” “Second Solution,” “Save the Day,” “All Torn Down,” “West End Riot,” “Pictures in the Mirror,” “Roll On,” “Dirty Man,” “One Said to the Other,” “Who’s Gonna Save Us”, and “Tabloid Magazine.” If you’re lucky enough to pick up the limited edition version, you’ll get an additional bonus disc titled Under the Covers. Featured on here are some of the covers that the band has recorded such as “Sunday Bloody Sunday” and “Prisoner On The Inside.”


Artist: Powderfinger
Title: Fingerprints: The Best Of 1994-2000
Genre: Alternative Rock
Label: Universal
Website: www.powderfinger.com

Download: “Waiting for the Sun
Waiting for the Sun

One of the most successful Aussie acts of the past decade, Powderfinger has just released their first retrospective, although one gets the feeling that there will be plenty more to come from the band. As the title suggests, this only covers the years 1994-2000, but the band sure had a few hits in that period. Most of the tracks on here are from their three big albums in this era - Double Allergic, Internationalist, and Odyssey No. 5. Some of the hits include “Pick You Up,” “The Day You Come,” “Passenger,” “My Happiness,” and “Waiting for the Sun.” As a bonus, there are also two new tracks - “Bless My Soul” and “Process This.” Surprisingly however, there are no tracks from first album Parables for Wooden Ears. Early favorite “Tail” would have been a great inclusion but nevertheless, all the ones you know and love are here.


Artist: Marilyn Manson
Title: Lest We Forget: Best of Marilyn Manson
Genre: Rock
Label: Nothing/Interscope
Website: www.marilynmanson.com
Download: “The Beautiful People”
The Beautiful People

While Marilyn Manson never really had any big #1 hit singles, they did manage to scare the hell out of little kiddies for many years. This compilation features the band at their shocking best. Some of the tracks include: “The Love Song,” “mOBSCENE,” “The Fight Song,” “Tainted Love,” “The Dope Show,” “Sweet Dreams,” “Lunchbox,” “Get Your Gunn,” “Long Hard Road Out Of Hell,” and the standout track of their career “The Beautiful People.” If you’re a casual fan and have never invested in any of Manson’s previous albums, then this one’s for you. The inclusion of new track “Personal Jesus” (yep, a cover of the Depeche Mode classic) should make it worthwhile for the hardcore fans as well.


Artist: Live
Title: Awake: The Best of Live
Genre: Rock
Label: Radioactive Records
Website: www.friendsoflive.com
Download: “Run Away with Shelby Lynn”
Run Away With Shelby Lynne

This best of compilation represents a comprehensive collection of the band Live’s best work to date. It also represents great value for money by including a bonus DVD with all of the accompanying videos and commentary from frontman Ed Kowalczyk. Featured here are tracks from all of the band’s six studio albums. Highlights include “Operation Spirit (The Tyranny Of Tradition),” “Selling The Drama,” “Lightning Crashes,” “Lakini’s Juice,” “The Dolphin’s Cry,” “Simple Creed” and “Run To The Water.” Also features a duet with Shelby Lynne on “Run Away,” a cover of the Johnny Cash tune “I Walk the Line,” and the previously unreleased “We Deal in Dreams.”


Artist: Ultraviolence
Title: Blown Away 94-04
Genre: Hardcore Techno
Label: Earache Records
Website: www.teamuvr.com

After 10 years at the forefront of the UK Industrial-Cyber scene, Ultraviolence have decided to release a retrospective. Incorporating hardcore-techno, classical elements, and concepts of life, sex and death, the band create a style that is truly their own, which is evident on this 2 CD release. Disc 1 captures all of the greatest moments from the bands five albums including tracks such as “Hardcore Motherf**ker.” “Psycho Drama.” “North Korea Goes Bang,“ Paranoid,” “Sex,” and “Team UVR.” Disc 2 contains a bunch of Ultraviolence remixes done for artists such as Laibach and Misery Loves Co, as well as remixed Ultraviolence tracks from other artists. On top of that, there are two exclusive new tracks: a reworked version of “Electric Chair” and the “Theme From Guts.” The unconventional nature of the band has meant that their music has always appealed to a varied lot. So whether you’re into gabba, punk, metal or noise music, you should find something appealing in here.


Home » Open Review » Best Of The Batch: Stocking Stuffers
Permalink:http://www.musicdish.com/mag/?id=9916
Email |Print |Comment |RSS

back | top


MusicDish Advertising Network

Open Review

» Rapper Produkt Releases Inspiring Music Video For His Single "Daddy Was A Dope Boy"

» Kylie Marcus Combines Of Funk And R&B With "Yellow Shirt"

» Searching For Sugar Man: Story Of A Forgotten Prodigy

» Are We Surviving Progress?

» Hiroshima: A "Departure" From The Rest

Open Review Directory



» [2015-03-24] Veteran Chinese Rocker Wu Tong Presents "Song Of The Sheng"; Veteran Chinese Rocker Wu Tong Presents "Song Of The Sheng"

» [2015-03-24] Inner-Mongolian Indie Band Ajinai's World Tour Launches In Toronto; Small World Will Be Opening Their 13th Annual Asian Music Series With Chinese Indie Band Ajinai On April 2

» [2015-03-21] 26th Annual Golden Melody Awards & Festival; 31 "Stars Of Golden Melody" Presented At A Press Conference Held In Taipei, Announcing Proudly The Very First Round Of Performers And Programming

» [2015-03-21] Toyota 'Feeling The Street' Global Street Music Campaign; Toyota Motor Corporation Announced On March 18 The Launch Of "Feeling The Street," A Global Street Music Initiative

» [2015-03-20] MusicDish*China Review: 'Chinese Kiss' From Chinese Music To Hip Hop; Born From An Immersion In The 60s Chinese Music, Chinese Kiss Is The Crossroad Between Hip Hop And Chinese Music

» [2015-03-16] JUE | Music + Art Presents Awesome Tapes From Africa; JUE | Music + Art Is Bringing Cassette Culture Back To China Come This March With Awesome Tapes From Africa

» [2015-03-15] Students, Musicians And Filmmakers Unite For The 'Take Me To The River' Education Initiative Launch; William Bell, Otis Clay, Bobby Rush, Frayser Boy, Al Kapone And More Help Launch The Take Me To The River Education Initiative

» [2015-03-14] ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews Testifies For Senate Judiciary Subcommittee; Calls For Changes To Antiquated Music Licensing System To Better Reflect Free-Market Rates For Songwriters

» [2015-03-12] JUE | Music + Art Launches 7th Edition In Beijing & Shanghai; After An Incredible 6 Years During Which Time JUE Grew From A Handful Of Events Over A Few Days In 2009 To 135 Events Over 2 Weeks In 2014, The 2015 Edition Will Be More Focused And Curated Than Ever

» [2015-03-12] Kenney Shiu Appointed New Director Finance & A&R At BMG China; BMG Has Reinforced Its Commitment To Its Growing Operation In China With The Appointment Of Kenney Shiu Who Will Oversee Business Expansion In Hong Kong And Taiwan

» [2015-03-12] Dutch Indie-Rock/Modern Wave Band Atlantic Attraction Tours China; The Debut Record 'Far From Home,' Which Will Be Released This Spring, Will Coincide With Their First Tour Of China

» [2015-03-11] The Seven Mile Journey Announces China Tour; The Seven Mile Journey Will Head Out For Their First Ever China Tour In April 2015 And Play 9 Shows Across The Country
MusicDish Advertising Network

follow MusicDish on
Follow MusicDish on Twitter

Mi2N Music PR

The Underground Presents PLANETROX China 2015

Dramatic New Solo Piano Album Represents Several "Firsts" For Award-Winning Artist Fiona Joy And Cookie Marenco’s Blue Coast Music Group

On Easter Sunday 2015, The Light Will Shine In The Darkness

Meresha - 1st Ever World Music Premier On The #1 Social Media Startup Tsu April 7

Legendary Stax Guitarist Steve Cropper And Rock Newcomer Matt Miller Make Beautiful Music Together

Taiwan's Bearbabes Answer "How To Love" With Upcoming Performances

Aleynu. New Video From LENKA LICHTENBERG Is Upon Us!

Celebrate Music For Women's History Month With Taking Back Eden



Websites: Mi2N | MusicDish*China | MusicDish Network | MusicDishTV | Urban Music News Network
Services: Submit Article | Submit News | Submit Video | Artist Development | Premium PR Distribution

Copyright © 1997-2015 MusicDish LLC., all rights reserved.
About MusicDish e-Journal | Contact Us | Advertise | RSS | Internships