Uncool greatest hits -- South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com

A side-effect to today's fractured, tumultuous music industry is the fluctuating meaning of the greatest-hits album. Full Story
Apock

West Palm Beach, FL

#1 Aug 19, 2007
The need for a greatest hit's album isn't as important to fans who wanted the better songs compiled nicely onto one disk in the CD player. But now that most of America has can download the "good" songs and save it into a harddrive/mp3 for replay, there really is little reason to make a greatest hits album anymore.... unless of course the band adds some features like interviews or something else for the loyal fans.
No Grammy Winner But

United States

#2 Aug 20, 2007
With the issues that the Recording Industry is faced with lately you would think that besides downsizing staff, reducing expenditures and cutting artists, one would think that they would have the sense to cut out product that has become obsolete. Why bother buying a CD of what the lable feels is the best of a recording artist when you can download the exact songs that you want at a dollor or less a pop?
Aaron

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#3 Aug 20, 2007
The only reason these records exist is to make money. It usually requires no work from the band and is (at least historically) very lucrative. I can't stand them.

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