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oh oh oh it's a beautiful thing!,
This review is from: Songs For The Front Row - The Best Of (Audio CD)
This really is the best of Ocean Colour Scene, featuring not only their singles, but their best B-sides (Huckleberry Grove and Robin Hood) and a great album track (Get Blown Away from 'Marchin' Already). The compilation shows off their range of tempos and syles from the dancy 'Riverboat Song' to the rocking 'Hundred Mile High City' to mellow ballads like 'Robin Hood' and pretty much every stop in between. This makes it an excellant introduction to Ocean Colour Scene(although 'Anthology' will get you more tracks for your money), and an outstanding album in it's own right - I've listened to it nearly 100 times since I bought it in August of this year, and I can see myself listening to it 100 more times without getting bored. Worth buying if you are a fan of rock (not metal), or like good guitar-driven music, and as a band, Ocean Colour Scene are exceptionally good live - recordings of them live are far better than recordings done in the studio, despite how good their studio recordings are. Also check out their 'North Atlantic Drift' album which is also brilliant, especially 'make the deal'.