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A Basic Misunderstanding
on 13 November 2012
This is a collection of 61 songs. The chances are you'll like quite a few of them, may even view some as classics.
As is always the case there is a lot of filler & old standards & the chances are that if you like any of these you'd have gotten them by now if you were ever going to get them.
These albums used to sell fine by CD release as they put a lot of tracks in one place which was convenient.
Now with MP3 it's just far too easy to collect you're own album together from your own library. Including gathering in the roughly chronological order shown here.
All this is secondary however to the fact that this album has absolutely nothing to do with guitar riffs.
The first section is the worst with some songs all but completely without anything even remotely like a guitar riff in them. Added to that is some real basic errors like the old Top of the Pops theme version of 'Whole lotta love' instead of Zeppelin's original!
The second section at least gets most of the tracks to have some recognisable riffing but this all collapses once more with disc 3, Coldplay's 'Yellow'?! If you like it then fine but it's hardly a guitar classic now is it?
It's hard to see the point in an album that doesn't contain what it claims to. I won't bore you with tracks missing as personal taste means too many to mention to keep everyone happy but surely the likes of ACDC, Jimmy Hendrix, Aerosmith, Blur, Oasis & even the darkness for crying out loud are better set for riff filled tracks than half of the tracks on here.
A pretty mediocre track listing that can't even achieve the album title's remit means that this is an overpriced cash in that doesn't deserve your hard earned.