0027: 20 Great Rock Compilations

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  • 1. The Sun Sessions - Elvis Presley
  • 2. Greatest Hits - Sly & the Family Stone
  • 3. Girls Girls Girls - Elvis Costello
  • 4. Meaty, Beaty, Big & Bouncy - The Who
  • 5. Greatest Hits [Expanded Edition] - The Byrds
  • 6. 30 Greatest Hits - Aretha Franklin
  • 7. Star Time - James Brown
  • 8. The Great Twenty-Eight - Chuck Berry
  • 9. Decade - Neil Young
  • 10. From the Original Master Tapes - Buddy Holly
  • 11. Chronicle, Vol. 1 - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • 12. Singles Collection: The London Years - The Rolling Stones
  • 13. Fruit Tree - Nick Drake
  • 14. The Man & His Music - Sam Cooke
  • 15. Singles - The Smiths
  • 16. Fossil Fuel: The XTC Singles 1977 - 1992 - XTC
  • 17. Greatest Hits - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
  • 18. The Best of Van Morrison - Van Morrison
  • 19. Doo Wop Box - Various Artists
  • 20. Substance - New Order
Author Comments: 

So many great artists have compilations as the greatest monument of their work. This list pays tribute to some great best-ofs, greatest hits, and boxed sets.

I wish you would expand this beyond rock because Hank Williams' Forty Greatest Hits certainly deserves a place here somewhere. Simply one of the best compilations ever...

Johnny Waco

I love that Compilation. Williams was something wasn't he. Even a good ol Yank like myself from Massachusetts Loves Hank.

And staying in the rock vein how's about Chuck Berry's Great 28?

It barely missed out for this list. When I expand it soon, it will be included.

As much as I love the Great Twenty-Eight, I still feel the perfect Chuck Berry compilation, which would surely be 2 discs, has yet to be released - Something with Never Can Tell and without My Dingaling...

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

So, what I'm hearing here, is that I need to expand this paltry list of ten to a much greater length, say 25?

I'll get to work on it. As for Williams, perhaps I should add a country compilation list...

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

There - there are 15. I'll have to think a bit before I can expand it too much further.

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

I'm not sure how Singles Going Steady hasn't found a home here: surely it's an oversight? ;)

Johnny Waco

substance is by Joy Division not New Order

Are you sure?

:)

I love both albums...

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

sry i was thinkning this Substance since it's a compilation as well by a band with very similar ties.

No problem! I have that album also, and it is terrific, even if I prefer that band's actual albums (Unknown Pleasures, Closer).

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs