if you're just a casual fan of Boston, you might want to just stick with their first album, "Boston". As one reviewer has already pointed out, Boston wasn't exactly a "hit machine". There is a reason for that and it's not due to "writer's block". Tom Scholz was (is) a victim of his own perfectionism. He just can't "sign-off" on an album until it meets his demanding standards. It's those standards that (at least partly) have kept Boston from cranking out album after album. But, to the discriminating listener, that's not all bad because the professional crafting of Boston albums set the bar for the industry.
Now, to this album. Not a greatest hits album in the truest sense because not all of the band's best are here such as, "Hitch a Ride" and "Let Me Take You Home Tonight". To include those two songs, however, would give the listener a duplicate copy of the first album (minus one song). Probably not a good way to try and sell new albums. New songs, "Tell Me" and "Higher Power" are very good and the addition of "The Star Spangled Banner/4th of July Reprise" is a nice touch. The other selections "More Than a Feeling", "Foreplay/Long Time", "Amanda", "Rock & Roll Band", etc., are well-known Boston standards that won't disappoint.
As Boston followers have found out, it's tough to be a fan of an under-achieving, perfectionist band. They always leave you wanting more. That's still the case with Boston and their "Greatest Hits" album. But, as those same fans have found out, what Boston does ... they do well! They certainly have stayed true to form with this album.