le 8 novembre 2005
For those of us who always want to complain about the Billboard hit collections always being limited to just ten tracks, the people putting out these volumes of the "70's Greatest Rock Hits" decide to offer less hits. This is true quantitatively, in that there are only nine songs on this album, and qualitatively, as there is only one #1 song, "Brother Louie" by Stories. This is one of those collections where you will probably recognize most of the groups (e.g., Earth, Wind & Fire), but not the songs they are singing (e.g., "September"). There are a few relatively minor hits, such as "Hi-De-Ho" by Blood, Sweat & Tears and "Sooner or Later" by the Grass Roots, but the best song is a cover of Sly & the Family Stone's "I Want to Take You Higher" by Ike & Tina Tuner. It is a nice little track, but it is not worth it to pick up this less than adequate collection just to add that one to your music collection. The standard rule of thumb with a hit collection is that you can find four or five songs that you do not have that you would like to own, and Volume 2 of "70's Greatest Rock Hits" is probably going to fail you big time if you apply that standard. They should have been able to put two of these volumes together on one CD to at least get to a three star rating. This is just too little and slim pickings at that.