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This review is from: U218 Singles (Audio CD)
Like a lot of reviewers for this album, I cant see the point of it. It was only a little while ago two best ofs were released. Though strictly speaking these were greatest hits compilation's. When will these record companies realise there is a difference? This album is just a watered down version of the best ofs with a couple of new tracks. And, apart from the fact there are 18 songs on here, is there any other significance in the title? Its certainly not because these are their first 18 singles because there not. Maybe its because these are their 18 biggest hits. There is so much missing. There is nothing from Boy, October, Zooropa or Pop. Perhaps there is going to be a volume 2 in the near future. What should have been released is a compilation of their whole career including stuff from their first two albums, which seem to have been forgotten about after the War album and superstardom came along. If your new to U2 and just want an album of the big hits this will do. Otherwise check out their best albums:Boy, October, War, Unforgettable Fire, Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby.