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As Ugly As It Gets: The Very Best Of

August 4, 1998 | Format: MP3

$7.99
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3:40
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2
4:46
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4:04
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4:15
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4:19
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2:53
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4:11
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2:58
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3:53
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5:28
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4:50
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5:35
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5:18
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 4, 1998
  • Release Date: August 4, 1998
  • Label: Island Def Jam
  • Copyright: (C) 1998 The Island Def Jam Music Group
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  • Total Length: 56:10
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  • ASIN: B001NZXIJ6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,912 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

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Format: Audio CD
A good solid release. Their method of selection is debatable: there's some tracks they could've done without ("Tomorrow's World") and some classic UKJ material they can't even begin to justify excluding... but most of the faults to be found can be put down to a matter of personal taste. This collection includes the hits and most of their best work, and is therefore a great introduction to the group, and a fairly good insight to their career.
UKJ were labelled as popmetal and there's no denying that their sound is by influenced GnR et al. However, their haircuts aren't too horribly 80s, Whitfield Crane's voice is a helluva lot better than other singers in that genre, they managed to pull off slow songs without sounding cheesy ("Busy Bee" "Cat's in the Cradle" "Milkman's Son"...) and UKJ's music possessed a gritty edge that other "popmetal" groups lacked.
Despite being aimed solely at adolescent boys, UKJ had a lot of talent and good musicianship.
"Everything About You" and the Harry Chapin cover were the band's biggest hits, but are far from their best songs. "God" is full of grinding guitars, growling vocals and suppressed anger, while "Slower Than Nowhere" is a great anthem for teen boredom (despite bearing a striking resemblance to Green Day's "Brain Stew.") "Goddamn Devil", "Neighbour" and "Madman" are outrageously silly in their lyrics, again a reminder that the audience for this band largely consists of male teens, but the songs remain listenable due to the catchiness of the hooks. Even the Black Sabbath cover "N.I.B." is pulled off with ease and style, while "C.U.S.T" and "Funky Fresh Country Club" explore new territory, full of juddering slapbass and funky guitars in roughly the same vein as the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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This Best Of only features songs from the first mini-album and from the two first albums. No tracks from the last one "Motel California" who is selfreleased. The recordcompany can therefore not include tracks from that album on this release without UKJ:s permission. They didn't get it. A Best Of-release cannot show how a band have matured and changed if it doesn't contain tracks from the start to the end. This release does not show the respect the band need. There are songs who should be there and some who should be removed. This compilation is not well compiled. Buy their albums instead. This release actually isn't worth one star.
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When I saw this release in the store, I was disgusted, as they are not ready to have a "Greatest Hits" CD yet. They have way too much music to put out. Ugly Kid Joe, was and still remains, one of the best tongue in cheek bands of the 90s. Clearly, the boys have not made it on their own since the split. They need to do the right thing and regroup. How about it?
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MY FRIEND LIKES IT - I DON'Y LIKE THE MUSIC OR THE BAND, BUT IT WAS BOUGHT FOR MY FRIEND AND HE LIKES IT.
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What else can be said about UKJ, very underrated band. Excellent CD here.
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What a great collection of killer tunes ! Great Band !
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