It's been a long time coming, but Skunk Anansie have released a CD with all of their greatest hits on, along with 3 *new* songs which are absolutely brilliant.
Some Greatest Hits CD's simply chuck together previously released material and sell bucket loads. The artist(s) have absolutely no new material and make absolutely no effort to make the CD in any way rememberable.
However, Skin and the lads have produced, in my opinion, a masterpiece as 8/10 of their best songs are on this one CD!
Also, with regards to the new material they've released, we have...
1) Tear the place up. 4/5. A return to their original form, full of teenage angst and screaming - whilst they have slightly modernised the guitar riffs, which brings the sound more up-to-date.
2) Because of you. 5/5. An absolute masterpiece! This song is nothing like what they've recorded before, full of drama, passion, tension and beauty. It merges both of their best sounds (anger vs. tender) to produce this fantastic piece of music. In my opinion, one of their finest pieces of work.
3) Squander. 5/5. A lovely slower piece of music, which can related a little bit to songs like 'infedelity'. After listening to it over one hundred times, it does not get boring. A lovely song.
If anyone appreciates Skunk Anansie, this CD is a must buy as it is simply brilliant. A true accolade to one of the best bands in the world for the past two decades.