Sublime
Greatest Hits


2.0
poor

Review

by Chris Maziejka USER (49 Reviews)
October 30th, 2005 | 11 replies


Release Date: 1999 | Tracklist


A greatest hits album...for an outstanding band. You'd think it'd be one of the better song collections out there, wouldn't you? It doesn't fall too short, but there is much more missing from it then there should be. Hell, there should be nothing missing; this is Sublime. And Sublime has always been what they've dubbed themselves so deservingly.

The casual listener won't be as dissapointed as a more hardcore fan would be, there are some very good songs represented here. But I would not reccomend it to anyone who hasn't heard much of the bands other work. With a total of ten tracks, Sublime's 'Greatest Hits' is not what I think anyone expected. Their debut album featured twenty-one truly amazing songs (four of which are on Greatest Hits), and IMO could have been a hits collection on its own. But then you'd be missing out on a dozen awesome songs from the self titled and 'Robbin' The Hood'; which you would anyway, by purchasing this. I think twenty songs minimum is suitable for the bands collection.

There is no way I could talk to you about Sublime and call this release a good selection. The real cons of the album totally crash it and burn it: Where are all the songs from RTH? Yeah, Pool Shark and Saw Red are great, but wheres 'Steppin' Razor' or 'STP'? And why did I first look at the tracklisting and not see 'Same In The End'? 'D.J.s'? 'Ball and Chain'? Nothing but singles and radio songs on here.

Again, I will not reccommend this to a new listener...If your a real collector, I supposed you could still buy this at an internet retailer, but good luck tracking it down in stores. So if you come across 'Sublime: Greatest Hits' somewhere, just put it down and pick up 40 Oz.'s instead. This one only gets a 2 because of the actual songs; all ten of them.

Credits: (as always)

Vocals/Guitar: Brad Nowell
Bass: Eric Wilson
Drums: Bud Gaugh
Sampler/Back Vocals: Marshall Goodman



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barosjn
October 30th 2005


501 Comments


Actually, the self-titled album from Sublime has 17 songs, yet it is still a good album.

francesfarmer
October 30th 2005


1477 Comments


I know it does; I said a dozen meaning how many of my favorite songs are on those two albums.

riobravo1023
October 30th 2005


274 Comments


The self titled album was, In my opinion, the best one.

The only sublime song I've ever heard that I didn't like was "The ballad of Johnny Butt".

francesfarmer
October 31st 2005


1477 Comments


Ah...That makes sense.

Well, nothing says five extra songs would hurt. I've seen two other sublime hits collections with several more songs than this.

STANKLEBERRY
November 18th 2006


14 Comments


stp is one of there best songs and i think it shjould have been there instead of saw red.

The Door Mouse
March 6th 2007


2092 Comments


Seed should most definatly be on here.

jingledeath
November 28th 2008


7104 Comments


I remember having this a long time ago.
I also remember throwing it out the window and then retrieving it again to have it run over by a car.
Good times...This Message Edited On 11.28.08

atlbravesfan44
February 20th 2009


41 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I was disappointed by this album. Sure i love all the songs on here, except for Saw Red, but just 10 songs for a greatest hits album?! Wtf is that sh*t?!

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
September 2nd 2009


23848 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I know this review is really old but I negged and I feel like I should explain why:

-Lots of grammar issues (your =/= you're)
-Too many abbreviations. I don't know what they stand for. Album, song, or band abbreveations shouldn't be used in a review. At least I don't think so.
-Your only reason for a negative rating is the lack of some of your favourite Sublime songs. The review says nothing about what is present, only what isn't.



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