The title 'Greatest Hit' with the subtitle: '... and 21 Other
Pretty Cool Songs) says it all - this is simply a compilation with their sole
hit "Pull Me Under" and 21 not so great hits (sales wise).
Disc 1 - The Dark Side has the more metallic songs and shows
the metal roots of the band.
Disc 2 - The Light Side has the melodic aspect of the band and shows their
ability to write catchy and dynamic songs.
So why even bother buying an album with songs you probably
already have, some in more than one version? Well this compilation does offer
something for the fans, 3 of the classics have been remixed - "Pull Me Under",
"Take the Time" and "Another Day", there are 5 Edited editions and a one song is
in a alternate album mix. But the rest is 'normal' album versions.
I have not given this album a rating because this is strictly
for fans only, those - like my self - who simply have to have everything this
brilliant band releases... If you are like me, chances are that you've already
bought this album. This might be a good place to start if you want to know this
band, but mind you the epic side of the band is missing completely.