Let me start things of with the obvious: I'm a fan. Now you can choose to call me biased -I am by the way we all are and anyone who pretends to be neutral is a flat out liar- and not read my review.
STP kick ass. Period. Their singles were usually their best stuff, and they are all here! As a result if you heard a song or two on the radio and they intrested you start here first. with this CD you get all of the band's strengths and none of the filler that is on the albums. Here you can see the reasons why critics labeled them Pearl Jam, Nirvana, etc, etc rip offs and decide for yourself if they kick as much ass as I say they do or not. after listening to this go onto their albums and find the buried treasure that surely awaits an open mind.
To pull just one song off of this album: Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart, is STP at their pop best. It bursts into your speakers with maniac energy and does not stop it only gets better everytime I hear it.
Not much of a review I know. But DON'T buy the bad press about these guys, what band doesn't rip off another older one to a degree? As for Weiland's drug problems I think Jimi Hendrix had a bit of a problem with that. Does that make either of them passable in their music talents? No, I don't think so. One more thing for all those indie/alternative people who hate anything because it is popular or "mainstream" screw off this band kicks ass and it is huge because people like stuff that is good.
Give 'em a listen and you should see.