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Barenaked Ladies: All Their Greatest Hits (Disc One 1991-2001) Best of
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|1. The Old Apartment|
|2. Falling for the First Time|
|3. Brian Wilson|
|4. One Week|
|5. Be My Yoko Ono|
|6. Alternative Girlfriend|
|7. It's Only Me (The Wizard of Magicland)|
|8. If I Had $1000000|
|9. Call and Answer|
|10. Get in Line|
|11. It's All Been Done|
|13. Lovers in a Dangerous Time|
|14. Pinch Me|
|16. What a Good Boy|
|17. Too Little Too Late|
|19. Thanks That Was Fun|
Barenaked Ladies ~ Disc One
Electrifying performers and pure-pop songwriters of the highest order, Toronto's Barenaked Ladies have emerged over a decade as that strangest of beasts. They'll never land a dishy cover story in Mojo Magazine, but as they reflect on those ribald years between 1991 and 2001, the five can allow themselves wry smiles, knowing that sometimes, just sometimes, the cream rises to the top. In addition to familiar radio staples such as "Pinch Me," "The Old Apartment," "Jane," "Alternative Girlfriend," and the ubiquitous "One Week," there's a trump card on All Their Greatest Hits that will prove irresistible to completists: the Ladies' buttery, acoustic version of Bruce Cockburn's "Lovers in a Dangerous Time." Recorded eons ago for a Cockburn tribute disc that almost immediately went out of print, the song has until now been a rare and highly coveted collector's item. Two news songs--"Thanks That Was Fun" and "It's Only Me (The Wizard of Magicland)"--were recorded specifically for this collection, while two others ("Brian Wilson" and "What a Good Boy") are captured live. But what really brings this album home is, ironically, "If I Had $1,000,000." One of their very first hits cut as the Ladies were learning to dovetail their so-called "acoustic hip-hop" into slicker pop sensibilities, "$1,000,000"--a simple knock-kneed love song with harmonies so tight they're practically braided--is a snapshot of a band with all the pieces in place just as the planets were about to align. --Kim Hughes
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I put this album into my CD player (well, usually my iPod) when I want to be in a good mood. There is simply no resisting the toe-tapping goodness of 'Alternative Girlfriend' and their early hit 'If I had $1,000,000'. 'Jane' and the cover of 'Lovers in a Dangerous Time' prove that the Barenaked Ladies aren't just funny, but can weave a tight song comprised of excellent vocals and a strong band.
Even if this is the only Barenaked Ladies album that you'll ever own, go see their live concerts. A concert with them is not to be missed. They add hilarious improvs, do impromptu covers of any artist under the sun, and comfortably chat with the audience.
The Ladies are very funny, a little strange, and very smart. The lyrics are never cheap, and you'll find yourself catching more and more in the songs, the more you listen. The songs on this CD range from the more "made for radio air-time" hits like 'One Week' and 'It's All Been Done' to the sadder 'Call and Answer' and 'What a Good Boy'. They even sing love songs...of a sort. What girl wouldn't want to be a guy's Yoko Ono? Right....don't answer that.
The point is, this CD is the perfect soundtrack for a cynical but hopeful generation of kooks. It has a place of honor in my CD collection, and never gets old or fails to cheer me up.
author of "A Young Girl's Crimes"
1. The Old Apt/ 9/10
2. Falling for the First Time/ 10/10
3. Brian Wilson/ the live version is goo but I was never a big fan of the song in the first place./ 4/10
4. One Week/10/10 obviously the start of my obsessive madness
5. Be My Yoko Ono/ 9/10 because their never ending ability to crack me up
6. Alternative Girlfriend/ 8/10 rockish but still good
7. Its Only Me/ 6/10 but it grows on you
8. If I had $1000000/ listen to it 200 times, and it will still be funny
9. Call and Answer/ 8/10
10. Get in Line/ 5/10
11. Its all Been Done/ 9/10
12. Jane/ 6/10
13. Lovers in a Dangerous Time/ 6/10
14. Pinch Me/ 10/10
15. Shoebox/ 10/10
16. What a Good Boy/ 10/10 This one is just great
17. Too Little Too Late/ 10/10 goofy fun just plain lovable
18. Enid/ 9/10
19. Thanks that was fun/ 10/10 A new one but earns its place with the best.
As always BNL is great and this collection of new and old showcases their talent from every light.
Most recent customer reviews
I was surprised how much my whole family loved this album, since we bought it on a whim. If you think you like the Barenaked Ladies, then definitely check this CD out.Published 10 months ago by Datacide
I realize that they have been very successful. I think they would be a blast to hear live (if they ever get back together? Read morePublished on Jan. 6 2013 by Charles T
This CD is excellent to have because it has all the Barenaked Ladies hits. I recomend this to all the Barenaked Ladies fans worldwide.Published on June 30 2011 by Kevin Barton
If you do not own a Barenaked Ladies CD this is a good selection for you. I suspect those new to the Ladies will find tracks on thsi CD they are familiar with but did not know the... Read morePublished on July 5 2004 by Leafsfan2028
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