I don't know how good their albums were, but this collection of Shocking Blue's singles is pretty formidable stuff. All but the last few tracks are catchy, direct examples of good pop, driven home harder by Mariska Veres' fierce voice and Robbie van Leeuwen's crackling guitar lines. The first track sounds out of place as it was made before Veres joined the band, but each of the next twelve tracks are instant winners. Only the last two Veres solo efforts from the late 1970s let the side down. These lack the rock influence and pander to commercial country and disco tastes of their era. Otherwise, it's gorgeous fare.