Rocking singles collection
The boys are back in town with the release of their definitive 'Best Of' compilation. Remastered from original studio tapes and packing a mighty punch, this updated version contains all the classic singles and features "In The Clouds", previously unreleased in the UK. There's also a slick 16 page booklet that includes a comprehensive biography and rare photos. Rock is back and it's here to stay.
The hard-rocking Cult have come along way from the early Native American stylings of Dreamtime
and the dodgy goth tendencies evident on their classic album Love
. Blame Rick Rubin, who helmed Electric
and steered them down the rocky road to metal heaven. This Best Of
Collection brings together tracks from their entire career and is a worthy testament to their rites of passage. There are so many great tracks on here that it's hard to pick out individual tracks to heap praise on; however, perennial favourite "She Sells Sanctuary" is always worth a listen and still sounds as refreshing as it did in 1985. There are some dubious inclusions from the twilight years of their career, such as the sub-standard "Star" and "Coming Down (Drug Tongue)" but when they have to hold their own alongside tracks like "Fire Woman" and "Lil' Devil" it's hardly surprising that they are found wanting. Pure Cult
is a fitting testament to one of Britain's finest rock bands. --Helen Marquis