Although it's over a decade old by this point, Addictions Volume 1 remains the best introduction to the singer's work. By mixing proven 80s chart-toppers (Addicted to Love, etc.), early hits (Every Kind of People) and lesser known tracks (the title song from the movie Sweet Lies), this collection manages to show many of his musical dimensions. As someone who came to Palmer's music relatively late, I found the addition of lesser known songs especially engaging, especially those which blend international music styles with more straightforward pop approaches (Pride being a personal favorite). What one comes away from Addictions Volume 1 with is a compelling portrait of an artist who has perhaps been given much less than his due by many critics. And if that portrait is not completely filled in, that reflects less on the quality of his work than on how much he has been willing to nudge the boundaries of the pop form.