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Greatest Hits
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Greatest Hits
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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"If ever there was a long-overdue compilation, this is it. As a singles band, ALL is one of the greats, with a long string of some of the best pop-punk tunes since, well, The Descendents ... the band's finest moments, a...  more »

      
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All Artists: All
Title: Greatest Hits
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Owned & Operated
Release Date: 2/23/1999
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Hardcore & Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 654193000721

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"If ever there was a long-overdue compilation, this is it. As a singles band, ALL is one of the greats, with a long string of some of the best pop-punk tunes since, well, The Descendents ... the band's finest moments, a sonic resume impressive by anyone's standards, are finally collected and packaged in an easily accessible album." - AVERSION "Manic energy and highly melodic thrash tunes recall Hüsker Dü in their heyday. Modern rockers will ignore this industrial-strength punkola at their own risk." - BILLBOARD "This Descendents offshoot finds ALL spouting off about the ALL philosophy, featuring punk-pop odes to sexual abstinence [and] heartbreak ... contains enough pop hooks to win over the most jaded listener." - ALL MUSIC GUIDE "ALL and its predecessor, The Descendents, had been playing the same kind of tuneful, high-powered punk-pop since 1978, recording on independent labels and building a cult-size following ... at Irving Plaza, it packed thirty-one songs into a seventy-five-minute set, driven by Stephen Egerton's fast-strummed power chords, Karl Alvarez's brisk bass lines, and Bill Stevenson's crisply vociferous drumming ... the set included bright, concise songs echoing the Ramones; longer-lined tunes akin to early Beatles; dissonant bursts of hardcore, muscular folk-rock; [and] even a few heavy-metal riffs, using the formulas of classic three-minute pop to keep everything catchy." - NY TIMES A best of?! Originally released in 1999, Greatest Hits?! features twenty-two songs picked by the fans and remixed by the band. Includes a full-color sixteen-page booklet with rare photos illustrating the immense history of ALL. Milo Aukerman went to college, and ALL was born. Rather than quietly lay down their tools and fade into legend, Bill Stevenson, Stephen Egerton, and Karl Alvarez formed an offshoot band from the Descendents called ALL. The band first enlisted singer Dave Smalley, then Scott Reynolds, and finally current singer Chad Price. Although ALL is mostly made up of members of the Descendents, and most of the songs are written by people in both bands, few can deny that ALL has its own distinct sound while still letting the Descendents bleed through.
 

CD Reviews

Definitive collection of the greatest band on the planet
03/05/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"almost an hour of music spanning 3 singers and 10 years. the perfect cd to listen to while tearing it up on a bicycle. a collection that was put together by fans voting on their website, not a loser in the bunch. subjects covered include rejection, love, genetics, societal stereotypes, food, coffee, pet frogs, and history. once you buy this, you will be unable to resist their complete discography."
All or None, you decide....
Chach | 04/04/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"A "Best Of" CD. Bill remixed them and I must say most of the new mixes SUCK. The Descendents/ALL is my favorite band too. A lot of the vocals on Chad's stuff, as well as some of the guitars seem to have been re-recorded. The only reason to buy this is to have "Crazy" on CD form, and "Just Like Them" with Milo singing."