- Record Label: Mute
- Release Date: May 5, 2017
- Summary: The 45-track best-of compilation for the alternative rock band includes a DVD featuring two hours of footage of interviews, live concert performances, and television appearances. [The Super Deluxe version includes a 256 page book.]
- Record Label: Mute
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Post-Punk
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Positive: 14 out of 14
Mixed: 0 out of 14
Negative: 0 out of 14
May 10, 2017So although Cave’s adept grasp of vocal expression, from aching melancholy to erupting hysteria, guides the narratives of these songs, this is not simply a singer backed by a band, it’s a unit striving for collective expression, by whatever means possible.
MojoMay 10, 2017A grand sweep of material that shows their evolutionary flights and remarkable consistency. [Jun 2017, p.98]
May 10, 2017The 45 songs, presented chronologically, exhibit a somewhat expected musical maturing--from the raw piano attack of 1984's "From Her to Eternity" through to 2013's contemplative mantra "Push the Sky Away." ... It's the DVD, which jumps around in time, and includes both professionally shot official concert footage and fuzzy bootleg gems, that's the prize here.
Positive: 3 out of 3
Mixed: 0 out of 3
Negative: 0 out of 3
Jun 27, 2017An essential collection for both the uninitiated and longtime fans. The music is consistently high caliber with no complacency. Risks areAn essential collection for both the uninitiated and longtime fans. The music is consistently high caliber with no complacency. Risks are taken. The envelope is pushed. For a change of pace from NC&tBS, check out the soundtrack work of Cave and Warren Ellis: The Assassination of Jesse James, The Proposition and The Road are good starting points.… Expand
May 14, 2017Although there aren't some of my favorite songs, this is still a powerful compilation.
It is the least what you'd expect from a musicalAlthough there aren't some of my favorite songs, this is still a powerful compilation.
It is the least what you'd expect from a musical genius.
Thanks a lot guys!!!… Expand
Aug 6, 2018A comprehensive collection from one of the all time greats. The full version of "Beautiful Creatures" is meaty and may be a bit much to takeA comprehensive collection from one of the all time greats. The full version of "Beautiful Creatures" is meaty and may be a bit much to take on in one go for a newcomer. The single disc version is an ideal introduction. Cave has written so many great songs and is such a craftsman that any music lover really ought to own something by him. I would agree to an extent with the school of thought that Cave's work doesn't do itself justice on compilations and the songs should be heard on the album from which they come however some of these songs are so good it doesn't matter what context you hear them its just important that you hear them.… Expand
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