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Great Songs Of Indifference : The Best Of Bob Geldof & The Boomtown Rats
Bob Geldof & Boomtown Rats
Great Songs Of Indifference : The Best Of Bob Geldof & The Boomtown Rats
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
 
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All Artists: Bob Geldof & Boomtown Rats
Title: Great Songs Of Indifference : The Best Of Bob Geldof & The Boomtown Rats
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 4/22/1997
Release Date: 4/22/1997
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, New Wave & Post-Punk, Europe, British Isles
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 074646499924

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Not the Whole Story.
Jason Stein | San Diego, CA United States | 03/20/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Though I don't own this greatest hits collection, I do own The Boomtown Rats and all three Geldof solo cds. I can tell just by looking at the track listing that the record company is at it again trying to make money off of unsuspecting consumers. If you like the Boomtown Rats, buy their greatest hits. If you like Bob Geldof, try getting his three solo cds. They're out of print in the U.S.A., but they are worth having. All three solo cds vary greatly in musical content as Bob is a musical connoisseur of sorts. The best reason to look into Bob's music is not his singing but his songwriting. He's witty, poignant, and in my opinion, a genius. I usually write reviews about what to buy, but occasionally I see something that people shouldn't buy. This compilations lacks scope and quality. A true compilation would be two or three discs in length and cover all the Boomtown Rats cds and Bob Geldof cds. This compilation fails. It's like getting a compilation of Billy Joel without "Piano Man", "Allentown", "We Didn't Start the Fire" and "Just The Way You Are" on it. Buy at your own risk."
Inadequate
10/18/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)

"There were 6 Rats albums and 3 or 4 solo albums. This album seeks to span the whole lot with the result that it is weak. I was so appalled by the track listing, I downloaded software from the net and recorded all 6 onto CD from the original vinyl. The biggest problem with this type of condensed album is that record companies think that this is enough and the original albums and b-sides are never heard of again. Ever heard the Rats version of "Barefootin"? Ever think you will? My own Rats compilation stretches to 2 CDs and there isn't a bad track on it. If you don't have access to the originals, go ahead and buy this. If you do have them, spend the money on software and record them onto CD."
Bad song selection
zombieH | Los Angeles, CA USA | 04/30/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)

"How can any best of collection not include Joey's on the Street Again? ALSO, combining Boomtown Rats with Bob Geldof's solo material is incongruous. If you want a sample and have no other options, buy this. Otherwise, keep searching..."