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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Memphis Power Pop, 7 Nov. 2005
This review is from: The Best of Big Star (Audio CD)
I don't quite understand the logic of releasing a "best of" and only using two albums as the source, especially when those two albums are already on a single CD and on the same label. It actually makes a lot more sense when you put the CD in your machine, because as soon as September Gurls kicks in the world's a better place - it's like being 18 again and the summer lasts forever. If you've never heard Big Star before then it's quite possible that you'll play this CD and, quite justifiably, feel that you've discovered the best album in the world ever - it's that good. Big Star was the result of a blue eyed soul boy (Alex Chilton) getting it together with a Beatles fanatic (Chris Bell) and the upshot was two stunning albums of Memphis power pop. This 14 track collection divides itself equally from the two original albums, taking only the best, and provides an excellent introduction to the band, though the original 2on1 CD is equally impressive. It's up to you in the end, just make sure you own one of them.
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