On top of everything else, I’ve been playing catch-up on albums I got (or meant to get) in 2020. Most of them made it onto my Best Of The Year post at the end of December. This blurb is to acknowledge that I still haven’t covered them here in these pages and I know I need to! So this isn’t really a series, just me trying to get caught up on stuff I meant to do. Give ‘er!
Here’s a 2020 release that I didn’t need to buy. I already own all the studio albums, so I could pretty much make a CDr of this myself. The problem being, I would start adding other songs I felt were left off this mix, and then I’d be at 2CD and then… well, I’d just be back to all the studio albums on my iPod, in full. Full circle.
So, creating this mix was someone else’s problem, and the song choices were theirs, and so listening to this is different from what I would do and so, in my weirdo head, this was worth buying. Well, that and you get two non-album singles (Let’s Shake Hands, and Jolene [Dolly Parton]), but hey.
“The album is the band’s first compilation in their history, and first non-live or non-video release since dissolving in 2011. It was announced on October 6, with a statement from the band’s record label reading (in part): “We get that the idea of ‘Greatest Hits’ may seem irrelevant in the era of streaming, but we also wholeheartedly believe that great bands deserve a ‘Greatest Hits.’” (Wiki)
Tracks, breakdown by album (26 total):
The White Stripes (4)
De Stijl (4)
White Blood Cells (5)
Get Behind Me Satan (4)
Icky Thump (3)
non-album singles (2)
Check the whole thing here: