A Best of Us... For the Rest of Us [CD] [PA]

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95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (18 out of 19)

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Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Like RBF? You'll Love This Album

    Posted
    BCarn

    I was skeptical at first about this album. I'm a huge fan of the band, and like others have said, a brand new CD would have been excellent. "A Best of Us...For The Rest of Us" is a great CD, no doubt about it. First off, 36 tracks! That's 3 times as many tracks you'd typically see on a CD. The amount of content for the price is unbeatable. If you're about value, this album has it. The music, while nothing new to any long time fans, this CD has really breathed new life into old favorites. While they may lack a bit of the scratchy character the JIVE recordings had, these new re-recordings more than make up for it. The band has grown in talent, and it shows. The vocals are great, the horns are snappy, Barrett (who is terribly underrated) wails on the guitar, incorporating some new and modified riffs from live shows. Purists may not be so fond of these recordings, but I enjoyed listening to old favorites with the new crispness and clarity. The Skacoustic bonus CD, is great. I'd have paid the $10 for this itself. These acoustic re-imaginings of many favorites sound great. Very chill, very fun, and who doesn't love to hear a new spin on something they already enjoy? Bottom line, if you're a Reel Big Fish fan, grab this CD set. I doubt you'll be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must own for any RBF fan

    Posted
    Logical

    Although I'd rather they start releasing new material, Reel Big Fish has managed to release a really solid "Best Of" collection of their own. There is already a best of Reel Big Fish that was put out by the major label they used to be on, but this one is done by Reel Big Fish on their own independent label. Since they don't have the rights to the original recordings or master tracks, they've re-recorded all of their "hit" songs and released them on their own label. The best of contains a 22-track best of re-recorded Reel Big Fish songs and a bonus disc containing 14 "skacoustic" recordings of some of their classic songs. If you're a new comer to Reel Big Fish, this album is a great place to start for the price and amount of content. If you're an existing Reel Big Fish fan, getting this alone for the "skacoustic" disc is worth it to hear old favorites re-interpreted in a new, fun way. Also, it's worth hearing the best of disc for the newly polished and re-recorded versions of their classic songs. It's great to hear their tracks off of their earlier discs with much sharper production and more noticeable backup vocals. With a list price of $11 and 36-tracks worth of music, it's hard to not recommend this to any Reel Big Fish fan, new or old!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic greatest hits album.

    Posted
    CheerUpRBF

    If you want a greatest hits album buy this one! Ignore the greatest hits album released by Jive. Not only does this album include more songs, but it also includes some "Skacoustic" versions of songs. To top it all off, it's only $7.99!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best $7.99+ I spent in a loooong time.

    Posted
    reginaaa

    I never bother to buy cds anymore but when I heard this one was being released I had to have it. It is as amazing as I expected and hasn't left my car stereo in about 2 weeks now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    For the discerning Reel Big Fish fan

    Posted
    Bo102010

    A great collection - hard core Reel Big Fish fans will enjoy the improved recordings (and the chance to stick it to Reel Big Fish's ex-label, which owns the original recordings), and casual fans will enjoy having the best Reel Big Fish tracks all in one place. The Skacoustic bonus disc is a nice treat as well. My favorites were the new versions of Trendy, In The Pit, and the acoustic 241.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great CD

    Posted
    Reanimator63

    Best of huh ? If you're not familiar w/ RBF , this is a great primer . If you have all the CD's you're probably thinking " Why do I need this ? " I'll tell 'ya why . All the songs have been re-recorded and freshened up . They sound fantastic . Then on top of that you get a 2nd CD of acoustic versions ( highlighted by some great Aaron Barret guitar - he's underrated if you ask me ) . That 2nd CD is worth the price alone .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Reel RBF fans need this album.

    Posted
    WitchHunter

    As a long time Reel Big Fish fan, I can safely say that this album is entirely worth every one of the (only!) ten dollars you will spend on it. The new recordings are fresh and original takes on undisputed Reel Big Fish classics. Specifically, the Rabbit shows his true stuff in this album, with some truly exemplary drumming. And of course all the other instrumental work is just as solid as ever. The vocals are fairly tight, with some slightly off-key parts that aren't ever glaring, and only really show up if you listen for them. However, even if you do find yourself looking for them, you can also appreciate the matured tone Scotty and Aaron have grown to adopt. And if the brand new re-recordings weren't good enough, for the same $10 you get the bonus Skacoustic disc! Skacoustic features chilled-out and quieted-down versions of some of the songs from the greatest hits disc, and even some other b-sides. In this disc Aaron uses an acoustic guitar, and often times the drums are simplified to tambourines along with snare, bass and hi hats (sometimes), and an occasional crash. An acoustic RBF collection is long overdue, and it does not disappoint. All in all, this album is easily a buy for any Reel Big Fish fan worth his or her salt. Do yourself and your ears a favor, ignore the bad review on here, and buy this album!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pure musical genius

    Posted
    scumballer

    Reel Big Fish's redone songs sound amazing. Better quality than the originals and the ones that sound different are better. The Skacoustic album is incredible. Old songs with a new spin create hours of good listening. Best Reel Big Fish album ever? Yes. Because it's under $10 for all of it.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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