This is it, folks.You won't hear a better best-of from any band as "Nothing Safe," chronicalling AIC's brilliant career. There's no need to waste money on the earlier "Greatest Hits" album, which contains fewer hits, zero new songs like "Get Born Again" and the demo version of "We Die Young" heard on "Nothing Safe," and sounds less than steller. OK, as in most greatest hits collections, there's always too few hits from the band you can put to record (or disk)for a serious hardcore fan like me, and so "Nothing Safe" is missing a few songs I consider essential: "Dirt," the title track from their breakthrough second album (a number that's played as often as "Would" on today's rock radio stations); "Heaven Beside You," which, along with "Rooster," happens to be one of AIC's best musical efforts (still puzzeled why they excluded it here- even "Greates Hits" has it!); and "Sludge Factory," another winning track from their self-titled 1995 album. Still, I guess "Nothing Safe" works as an incentive to listen to other AIC's work, and I am certainly greatful that this collection has persuaded me to check out their other albums. Plus, there's no denying that a handful of the classics, as well as a few surprises, are prominantly featured. If you are a first time fan, this is the starting point for your AIC collection. RIP Layne Staley- You and your band will truely be missed.