Sum 41
All The Good Shit


3.0
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Review

by Jimmyfree450 USER (5 Reviews)
June 5th, 2013 | 13 replies | 1,925 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A good compilation; it is a nice introduction to the basics of the band, but it needed more

2 of 2 thought this review was well written

I had no idea this compilation even existed until I stumbled upon it at a record store. To be honest, I've seen better compilations, yet I've seen worse at the same time. Its a good way to start to get familiar with the band's basic hits, but it needs songs that were left out for some odd reason.

I don't want to spend too much time talking about how much I do or don't like the songs on this because I'd rather talk about the quality of the compilation. It covers all of the band's well known songs, such as In Too Deep, Pieces, and the ever-so popular Fat Lip, and it covers songs that people wouldn't necessarily say as "go-to" songs, such as Walking Disaster and Makes No Difference (which is a re-recorded version on this album). The biggest surprise on this compilation is a song off their album "All Killer No Filler" called Handle This. I'm actually glad they included this song on the album because this was one of my favourites off of that album. The rest of the songs on the album are actually pretty standard in terms of choices for songs on this compilation, such as Still Waiting, With Me, Motivation, and Over My Head (Better Off Dead). They're all good songs, which is a good thing; there isn't one stinker on this.

Although, this compilation is missing songs that would allow the band's talent to shine through. A few examples of songs that would fit well on this CD are Some Say, No Brains, Rhythms, 88, So Long Goodbye... I could go on for a while. Its just that this band has a good library of songs at their disposal, and it seems like this CD is just barely touching the surface of what their greatest songs are. It is almost better to listen to all their albums individually to hear these songs in relation to their respected albums.

There are a few different versions of this compilation that differ in terms of the bonus tracks. On my CD, I have a live recording of The Hell Song, which although it seems pointless due to the fact that it is already on the CD in studio form, its not bad. Other editions include a previously unreleased song entitled Always (its a decent song, but it doesn't make the compilation a must-buy), a live version of Motivation, and music videos.

Overall, this compilation is a good stepping stone, and it is a good way to get familiar with Sum 41. Its not great, but it gets the job done.


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nononsense
June 4th 2013



3325 Comments


It's a greatest hits dude. What did you expect?

XingKing
June 5th 2013



10086 Comments


^ This

It's not an introduction to the bands best material, it's a comp of all of their radio hits

XingKing
June 5th 2013



10086 Comments


Dare I say most of their songs are good (excluding most of the past two records) so this was a pretty easy comp to make?

SirDazza28
June 5th 2013



409 Comments


They should have put "No Brains" on this. :P

EvoHavok
June 5th 2013



1338 Comments


"It's" instead of "Its", please. Given that you use apostrophes well in other words, it really sticks out badly.

Digging: Ningen-Isu - Burai Houjou

KjSwantko
June 5th 2013



9054 Comments


Skele it's amazing.

MisanthropicElf
June 9th 2013



98 Comments


Only two songs from Chuck? No thanks.

XingKing
June 9th 2013



10086 Comments


Anyone see that hilarious photo of fat Deryck?

DegausserGuernica24
June 9th 2013



1134 Comments


I think they should've included: Nothing on My Back, Summer, Heart Attack, No Brains, Mr. Amsterdam, Hyper-Insomnia-Para-Condrioid, Angels with Dirty Faces, Open Your Eyes, and There's No Solution.

nononsense
June 9th 2013



3325 Comments


Any Sum 41 post Chuck sucks

XingKing
June 9th 2013



10086 Comments


http://i.perezhilton.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/wenn20418031%281%29__oPt.jpg

lol

XingKing
June 9th 2013



10086 Comments


He was skinny and normal 8 months ago so I'm gonna assume his back injury has turned him into a couch potato and he is just drinking and doing loads of drugs

XingKing
June 10th 2013



10086 Comments


Sabotage? Sabotage!



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