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Great "Greatest Hits" Albums Volume 2

G. McAdam "garymcadam"
 
The Beatles: 1
The Beatles: 1
"By no means an exhaustive compilation, but this is as good an introduction as any to the Fab Four's music.  And every one did reach the top of the charts...."
It's Madness Vol. 1
It's Madness Vol. 1
"The Nutty Boys at their madcap best.  This and the accompanying Vol 2 are essential buys for 80s fans."
The Very Best of Bananarama
The Very Best of Bananarama
"Proved (with a little help from S,A & W) that girl groups could succeed in the New Romantic/New Wave era.  Focusses mainly on their 80s heyday, and that's no bad thing."
The Definitive Singles Collection: 1984-2004
The Definitive Singles Collection: 1984-2004
"Twenty years-worth of classic music (e.g "I've Been Losing You") - and they can still cut it even now."
The Best Of A Flock Of Seagulls
The Best Of A Flock Of Seagulls
"Forget about Mike Score's tragic haircut, and just enjoy these classic electropop tunes....."
The Best of Prefab Sprout: A Life of Surprises
The Best of Prefab Sprout: A Life of Surprises
"I still can't quite work out how they came up with their name, or some of their lyrics.  But I do know their songs are wonderful."
Through a Big Country: The Greatest Hits
Through a Big Country: The Greatest Hits
"A fine testement to the song-writing talents of the late Stewart Adamson......"
Essential
Essential
"Another talented tunesmith who made his name in the 80s - if you like your synthpop, then you should buy this."
The Essential Billy Joel (2CD)
The Essential Billy Joel (2CD)
"The Piano Man's been around a long time, so finding a single compilation containing all his good stuff is all but impossible.  This is a pretty good attempt though."
So Far So Good
So Far So Good
"Adams is another artist with staying power - if like me you prefer his earlier 80s work, then this is the album to go for."
In a Lifetime - The Best of Clannad
In a Lifetime - The Best of Clannad
"A fine introduction to Clannad's wonderful, atmospheric sound.  Perfect to relax to."
Best Of The Corrs
Best Of The Corrs
"Those girls look great, and sound wonderful.  Jim can play a bit too......"
The Very Best of Soft Cell
The Very Best of Soft Cell
"Sleazy but superb synthpop from the Leeds duo - no 80s fan should be without this."
The Best of OMD
The Best of OMD
"Yet another collection of classic 80s electropop - some slow & atmospheric, others catchy & cheerful."
Evolution
Evolution
"Pete Burns is one seriously weird dude, but he sure knows how to sing.  Some real dance floor stompers to be found here."
Best Of
Best Of
"Yorkshire's premier hard rock band have turned out some good stuff down the years, and much of it's on here."
Ultimate Collection
Ultimate Collection
"Oh look - another 80s synthpop act (see a trend here?).  And rather good they were/are too."
Reasons To Be Cheerful: The Best Of
Reasons To Be Cheerful: The Best Of
"One of the most unlikely pop stars ever, and an absolute genius.  All his best stuff's present here, and it's less than six quid.  Bargain!"
Very Best of Midge Ure & Ultravox
Very Best of Midge Ure & Ultravox
"Ah the nostalgia....  It still rankles me that "Vienna" was kept off the top of the single charts by Joe Dolce!  It's here, along with most of their other classics."
Turn It On Again - The Hits
Turn It On Again - The Hits
"By no means definitive, but it does give a good overview of their biggest hits and as such is a good place to start if you want to get into their music."
The Immaculate Collection
The Immaculate Collection
"You can't have a definitive Greatest Hits list without a Madge compilation in it.  So here it is....."
The Very Best Of Kim Wilde
The Very Best Of Kim Wilde
"Forget the the naff Holland & Barrett ads - back in her heyday Kim Wilde was one of the best female vocalists going.  If you don't believe me, check this out and be pleasantly surprised."
A Slight Case Of Overbombing: Greatest Hits Volume One
A Slight Case Of Overbombing: Greatest Hits Volume One
"And now for something completely different! - mean, moody & magnificent goth-rock."
Modern Art: The Best of John Foxx
Modern Art: The Best of John Foxx
"Classic 80's electronica from the former Ultravox frontman."
The Very Best Of Howard Jones
The Very Best Of Howard Jones
"Yet another artist to make his name in the 80s, he's still going strong - as you'll see if you pick this up."