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KMFDM "promotional" album
on May 29, 2001
Everybody's complaining about why didn't they make a 3-disc set, or how come they didn't include Megalomaniac, well the reason is that Retro was never intended to be a greatest hits album. It was originally released in 1996 (before the Symbols album, and thus Megalomaniac) as a promotional album for "DJ's and journalists," so the official website says. So, technically it's not a greatest hits.
If they had intended to make a greatest hits record they should've at least scratched a few songs songs on here, such as More & Faster, Rip The System, and What Do You Know Deutschland?. Personally I think it's a great record for people who are just starting to listen to KMFDM, or who aren't really hard-core fans. However, if you've got their other CD's, then there really isn't a point to own Retro. I use to own it, but I sold it because I didn't want to have the same songs on more than 1 disc... it just seemed like a waste of my money that way. Just get Angst, Naive, Nihil, Xtort, Sybmols, Agogo, Adios, and whatever else singles too. Then you'll have the ultimate KMFDM collection.