If you are an N-Dubz fan, then you'll have all their albums anyway, so this Greatest Hits compilation may be of limited appeal. With only 3 tracks No Regrets, The Man Who Couldn't Be Moved and About You Now, that haven't appeared on their other albums, they may not be enough of an incentive to fork out more money to buy this.
I should start by saying I'm a big N-Dubz fan, but all the recent drama between them has kinda dulled their appeal. I can't help feel that this was a fairly "rushed" release, if the cover design is anything to go by. The artwork is dreadful and has been cobbled together from various shots, and it would have been good to see a photo where they were all together for real.
The great thing about the cd is that it contains nearly all of their best moments from all 3 of their studio albums. But strangely enough it also contains some of their worst moments too. I have no idea why "Morning Star", which I happen to think is one of their weakest songs, was included, along with Love Live Life. I think that both "Took It All Away" and "Living For The Moment" are much stronger. The inclusion of "Dance On" would have been good too.
Saying all that, you are getting 18 tracks and most of them are wonderful. There is no doubt in my mind that Dappy is the real star, with a unique sound and his solo release of "No Regrets" shows that he has got the talent to make it on his own, but to me it's the three of them together, Dappy, Fazer and Tulisa, that create a special kind of magic. The banter and interaction between them works so well.
So as we now know, if the press can be believed, that N-Dubz have broken up for good. Of course it's no surprise, but still sad to think they we may never hear any new material from them as a trio again. This Greatest Hits album has captured their finest moments together, and strangely enough, maybe their last moments too. Enjoy.