This compilation totally rocks the casbah!!! I first heard this cd while working in a pub in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was my absolute favourite. It starts off with "The Ballad of Tom Jones" featuring Space and Catatonia's Cerys Matthews. It has to be one of the most creative songs I've ever heard. Lovers on the brink of killing each other, but are saved by the Tom Jones' Greatest Hits cd! It's absolutely hilarious. Then it goes on to a Catatonia song " Mulder and Scully", just absolutely original. A great start to an absolutely captivating cd. It mixes the likes of Iggy Pop's "Passenger" with "Firestarter" by Prodigy. From "Brimful of Asha" (everbody needs a bossom for a pillow) to "Karma Police" by Radiohead. A lot of these songs you wouldn't know if you weren't familiar with the UK music scene (Common People, by Pulp) of 1998, but it is great to become aware of the different tastes that made up an interesting year. Now I have to admit, the second cd, and this is just my opinion, isn't as great as the first. Maybe b/c I'm not totally familiar with the music, I don't know. BUT, nevertheless, it holds it's own. It was a favourite with the customers as well as the employees. SO if you need to pick up a cd that makes a good conversation piece, or just a good party cd, then this is the one for you. You won't be disappointed!!!!