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Album Review

Although several other hard rock acts have seen their hits repackaged more times than Kiss (namely the Who, Motörhead, Black Sabbath, etc.), the masked quartet certainly isn't far behind, as 2002 saw the group's latest in a long line of collections, The Very Best of Kiss. Despite recycling many of the same selections over and over on these sets (1978's Double Platinum, 1988's Smashes, Thrashes & Hits, 1997's Greatest Kiss, etc.), fans will flock to the stores to buy any piece of Kiss merchandise to complete their collections, hence the arrival of another of hits. While The Very Best of Kiss does contain a smattering of songs to make their debut on a hits collection (the live version of "Rock and Roll All Nite," "Got to Choose," "I Stole Your Love," "New York Groove," and a few non-makeup-era tracks), the majority of the track listing is comprised of songs already included on the aforementioned previous titles. Instead of finally doing it right and issuing a double-disc set that spans their career (à la the Who's 2002 anthology, The Ultimate Collection), there are too many hits and standout tracks that get skipped over by limiting it to a single disc. For newcomers to the band who want to get a brief overview of Kiss, The Very Best of Kiss is adequate, but certainly not the definitive collection.

Customer Reviews


毒々しいイメージから聞くのを遠慮している人もいるようですが、その曲の多彩さがかなりいいです。 ギターのかっこよさ、メロディーの乗り方とか。激しい曲だけでなく、しっとりした曲もあるので聴いてみてください。


最近になってkissの魅力を再認識した者です。 80‘sのTOTO、ジャーニー、エイジァなどを中心に過去は聞いていましたが、少し枠を広げて聞き始めましたが、ハマりましたね。 "I Was Made for Lovin' You"妙に安直で、昔は聞いていて「何か足りない」と思っていたのが、何故か今は無性にハマっています。


まさにベストって感じでいい曲ばっかりだけど、 特に21.God Gave Rock'nRoll to you Ⅱ最高!! 痺れます!


Formed: 1973 in New York, NY

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Rooted in the campy theatrics of Alice Cooper and the sleazy hard rock of glam rockers the New York Dolls, Kiss became a favorite of American teenagers in the '70s. Most kids were infatuated with the look of Kiss, not their music. Decked out in outrageously flamboyant costumes and makeup, the band fashioned a captivating stage show featuring dry ice, smoke bombs, elaborate lighting, blood spitting, and fire breathing that captured the imaginations of thousands of kids. But Kiss' music shouldn't be...
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