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The Collection Agency: Greatest Hits and Compilation Albums


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When I was younger physical media was still the primary / only way to "have" music that you could control and own. Since I didn't have a lot of money to spare (especially since some of it was for buying video games and D&D stuff) I was drawn to greatest hits and compilation albums. If I didn't have a good idea if I would like a specific album by a band that I was interested in then the collections provided what felt like an attractive and low-risk way to get a set of "good" songs from that band.

A little while ago Issun had created a thread for Your Top 10 Albums of All Time. My list included quite a few greatest hits / compilation albums. Many of my picks of that type are what I consider to be the minimum essential songs to listen to for those bands. But while making that list and remembering what exactly was on those albums I realized that for a few of the bands those albums still weren't enough - they left out some other songs that I also consider to be essential.

So I'm going to post some of those albums and list the songs that I feel are missing from them.

Band - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Album - Chronicle: The 20 Greatest Hits

Missing essential songs:
(In rough order of how important/essential I think they are.)

Also, thanks to Johnny for the thread title suggestion.