on 10 January 2003
If ever there were an album that gets better every time you hear it, its this one. Although it is hard to believe that because you realise immediatly, this is a definitive BR collection and is the peak of punk music. You come to realise each track is a classic, what makes it better is that they are so individual from each other. Each song has its own message and this comes across clearly when you play it through, over and over again, and you will want to! The ultimate album from the ultimate band!
on 31 May 2008
I bought this album when it first came out after buying bad religion's previous album stranger than fiction (well worth checking out) and it took me a while to get into as there's such a wealth of material on here and it takes a while to digest but now 12 years later (damn! life goes fast) it's still one of my favourite albums ever, only problem is it might put you off getting the albums from which much of this material comes from which would be a shame, of those albums I'd recommended firstly getting against the grain which is amazing, then no control or suffer which are very good too, this album is perfection though
on 11 August 2001
i've had this album for about a week now and i was amazed by the guitarsolo's especially on modern man and the answer. the lyrics and the musicfit with each other fantasticly.i have bin a fan of punk rock for quite a long time, with some of my favourites like rancid, less than jake, NOFX, anti-flag and many many more but i have to admit that bad religion are one of the best. this is my first and only bad religion album but if all of them are like this one i am going to have to get me some more bad religion albums.
on 14 December 2002
This is worth the full 5 stars. Easily. I find it a little hard to form words adequate enough.. so I'll just say buy it if you like lyrics and emotion in songs.
One tiny tiny wish, that the live tracks had studio versions too, live songs don't always convey the true worth of songs. Still a top CD.
on 26 June 2002
When i bought this cd I already had nearly all of the songs on other albums, the exception being the songs from generator. Highlights would have to be the answer, atomic garden, suffer, modern man, flat earth society, I want to conquer the world, anesthesia and of course, the best bad religion song ever, generator. This isnt a new bad religion album, its a compilation of their songs from before they split with epitaph but thats no reason not to buy it, even if you do own all thier other cds! The songs on this album are unmatched by anything they've released since. In fact the only thing missing is the inclusion of some songs from the superb recipe for hate album.
on 11 November 1999
Well, I can't fault it y'know. I'm sure there's going to be some of you out there that say otherwise, but I don't think there's a single bad song on this CD. There's things from against the grain, generator and other earlier albums, along with a couple of live tracks. If you don't have Generator, No Control & Against the grain then you might not want to buy it. But if you don't already have them.....buy it now!
I did and it encouraged me to buy just about every other BR cd or whatever. God, I love this band.