4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
get it for "I Against I",
This review is from: Collected [CD + Dual Disc] (Audio CD)
Mezzanine was for me the best album of the 90s, and is a top desert island disk. This "best of" will not usurp it. Any fan will already have everything from this collection with the exception of the new track "Live With Me," which is frankly disappointing. That means the only version to get is this "deluxe limited edition". Having all the videos is cool (though they're cryptic and many are boring. My fave is probably Karmacoma. How often are you gonna watch them anyway?). So that makes the extras CD layer the only real boon. Well, how is it? Merely pretty good. Most are nice alternate versions of favorites, with few genuinely new tracks. The grand exception is "I Against I" with guest rapper Mos Def, which is worth the price of the whole kit n' kaboodle alone. And that's why this gets 5 stars.
If you're a big fan and don't have the singles box set yet, I'd save for that before I get this. If you're flush with cash, go for both!