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For Completionists Only
on 24 September 2006
I have previously reviewed all of KISS' albums; all 18 studio records, the five live albums, the four solo albums, the tribute album and the compilation albums. Some are fantastic (or better) and some are not as great. For me as a KISS fan, all are worthy. Double Platinum is the only album for which even diehard fans will struggle to find a purpose.
Despite being the first of the compilations, it is the least interesting, there is virtually nothing to recommend it. Compiled from KISS first six studio albums, the tracks have been remixed, generally to poor effect, 100,000 Years in particular is ruined and Calling Dr. Love just sounds plain silly. Then there is the re-recording of Strutter in Strutter '78. This song serves little purpose other than to prove just how important quality production is to music; what was once a magnificent rock song sounds like a feeble and limp pop-rock jam. The only song that makes the album even remotely worth getting is a very good remix of Hard Luck Woman, other than that there is really nothing at all.
For the new fan looking to start there collection - start elsewhere, there are better compilations and album out there. For the completionists - this should be the last one you buy!