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Fronted by prolific composer Danny Elfman (The Simpsons, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Batman, Dick Tracy, Edward Scissorhands), Oingo Boingo marry seriously clever songwriting and outright silliness. All the band's best songs ... more »
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Fronted by prolific composer Danny Elfman (The Simpsons, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Batman, Dick Tracy, Edward Scissorhands), Oingo Boingo marry seriously clever songwriting and outright silliness. All the band's best songs are accounted for in Best Of, including "Dead Man's Party" and "Weird Science." The music is propelled by brassy hooks and ska-driven tempos. Elfman's vocals--sometimes a maxed-out, pleading whine, other times a ghoulish undercurrent of a whisper--are a pleasing mismatch for the random lyrical subject matter. --Beth Bessmer
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TheTerrorBeyond | McKinney, Texas USA | 10/17/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The re-recorded tracks that people have mentioned are from the 2-cd set "Boingo Alive" that was released in 1988. I am not particularly fond of "Boingo Alive" and I think that they should have stuck with the original versions for the "Best O' Boingo" set. Do not buy this disc... instead, buy "Anthology" where you can find the proper versions of the songs.This includes "We Close Our Eyes" for those of you who are looking for it."
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L. E. Eastman | USA | 02/17/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Having been a major Boingo fan for years, I found the "Best o'Boingo" to be a bit of a disappointment. They kept many of their better songs intact for this collection - "Stay", "Not My Slave", and "Just Another Day" are three of my faves. However, eight of the seventeen tracks are not the original Boingo classics, but re-recordings; and nowhere near as good as the original releases. (The re-recordings of "Dead Man's Party" and "No One Lives Forever", well, stink.) If you are a serious collector of Oingo Boingo music, this might be a good choice to round out your collection; but if you're buying your first Boingo CD, I'd suggest going with one of their older albums, such as "Dead Man's Party"."
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bluebeddy | Scottsdale, AZ USA | 10/17/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Best O' Boingo" is a basic necessity for any good collection. Songs such as "Not My Slave" and "Wild Sex in the Working Class" showcase Danny Elfman's songwriting talent, and get you moving. No Halloween Party is complete without Boingo on the stereo."