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Good As It Gets: Best of
Gene
Good As It Gets: Best of
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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UK 'Best Of' for the morose Brit-pop act. Includes 17 tracks , 'As Good As It Gets', 'For The Dead', 'Fighting Fit', 'Olympian', 'We Could Be Things', 'Sleep Well Tonight', 'Fill Her Up', 'You'll Never Walk Again', 'Whe...  more »

      
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All Artists: Gene
Title: Good As It Gets: Best of
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Universal I.S.
Release Date: 6/4/2001
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: British Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731454974127, 766486956223, 0731454974127

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UK 'Best Of' for the morose Brit-pop act. Includes 17 tracks , 'As Good As It Gets', 'For The Dead', 'Fighting Fit', 'Olympian', 'We Could Be Things', 'Sleep Well Tonight', 'Fill Her Up', 'You'll Never Walk Again', 'Where Are They Now?', 'Haunted By You', 'London Can You Wait?', 'Speak To Me Someone', 'Mayday', 'I Can't Help Myself', 'Drawn To The Deep End', 'Be My Light Be My Guide' & 'A Town Called Malice' (Jam cover).

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Haunted by Gene
Brian Swatek | 10/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Amid the BritPop resurgence of the mid-1990s (Morrissey, Radiohead, Oasis, &c.) Gene delivered solid songs with haunting melodies & lyrics that still stand up, as evidenced by this collection. Listening to these songs, I can still remember where I was, who I was with, & what I was feeling. The songs resonate with a time & place, but they are also (for the most part) timeless works.

In addition to these "greatest hits," I would highly recommend picking up Gene's first two albums. Their first album, _Olympian_, was an elegy to lost love, & an incredible cycle of songs that took the listener on a journey through pubs & down city streets haunted by memories. The title track is a catharsis of intense pain, yearning, & hope not to be forgotten. Their follow-up, _Drawn to the Deep End_, dealt with emotional breakdown & recovery. It is more musically cohesive than the first album, with repeated themes, motifs, & structures throughout.

Personally, I like a lot of the later work Gene has put out as well, & there are lots of stand-out tracks on their subsequent albums. However, I would highly recommend the 1st 2 albums as essential listening."