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An excellent album to start your classic rock collection,
This review is from: Best Rock Album Ever (Audio CD)
There's no denying it, this album has everything for the discerning (and even the not-so-discerning) listener, from the classics that everyone should recognize, such as BTO's 'You ain't seen nothing yet', Thin Lizzy's 'The boys are back in town' (my personal favourite) and Steppenwolf's undeniably great 'Born to be wild', all the way up to the more modern classics, like G'n'R's 'Paradise City' and Stiltskin with 'Inside'. Even if you would never class yourself as a rock fan, this album has such an eclectic range of rock stylings, that there's bound to be something there that everyone will enjoy. You want something heavy? Try the Motorhead and Black Sabbath tracks at the end of disc one. You want something a bit lighter? Look no further than the excellent Genesis, Kinks or Yes tracks. The only thing which slightly mars this album for me is the addition of Tina Turner's 'Simply the best'. Whilst I am willing to (reluctantly) admit that yes, this IS a rock track, I would never say it was one of the best rock tracks ever made. Still, you can't fault a CD with 37 classic tracks and 1 dud. Thoroughly recommended to the rock fan and non-rock fan alike.