Label: Elektra - EA79502.2 • Format: CD Compilation • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock
Better Than Ezra were one of a handful of bands that were caught between the chasm of legit post- Nirvana alt-rock and the legions of commercially minded post-grungers of the mid-'90s. Truth be told, they never seemed to fully belong to the indie-bred aesthetic of '90s alt-rock, not even in the way that the Gin Blossoms were a clear outgrowth of jangle pop -- they were just a guitar rock band who rode the post-grunge wave to the top of the modern rock charts in with "Good," and then had several other radio and MTV hits over the next five years, highlighted by "King of Good - Better Than Ezra - Greatest Hits Orleans," "In the Blood," "Rosealia," and "Desperately Wanting.
Apart from the aforementioned singles -- all available here in their radio-ready single versions, thankfully, which includes a handful of single remixes -- they didn't really craft memorable hooks, and whenever they did, their hooks were ingratiating, not immediate. So, even the band's biggest hits -- and Sleep In The Dark - Tarot - Gravity Of Light the charting hits are here, along with key album tracks, two rare mixes, and an unreleased cover of James ' "Laid" -- are tunes that gradually work their way into memory instead of asserting themselves upon the first spin, a problem compounded by their sonic similarity.
That said, even if Better Than Ezra 's music is rarely gripping, the band is likeable -- partially due to that sincerity that also sinks them -- which may be enough for those looking for Good - Better Than Ezra - Greatest Hits trip back to the late '90s, since this Greatest Hits does capture the rather rudderless sound of the post-grunge modern rock of that Good - Better Than Ezra - Greatest Hits quite well.
Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Flag-It (Vocal) - Rex Moo - Flag-It All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.
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Turn Me Up (Mixtape Version) - Princere - God Is Gift, Someones Gotta Lose - Samiam - Soar, Holding Back - Gregg Diamond - Gregg Diamonds Star Cruiser, Star Spangled Banner - Wendy Chambers - Car Horn Organ