COMPILATION ONE LITTLE INDIAN, UNIVERSAL
RELEASE: NOVEMBER 11, 2002 REVIEW: NOVEMBER 27, 2002
don’t like greatest hits albums. Basically, they’re released
to milk some more money out of the audience. And maybe Björk’s
"Greatest Hits" is too. But I don’t care. This is one
of the best greatest hits compilations ever in the history of music.
Only the Björk songs I would choose if I were to compile my all-time
favourites from Björk's years as a solo artist - all on one record,
and not placed chronologically. A must-buy if you don’t own the
earlier records! If you do, you can do without it. The one unreleased
track on the album - the clic and cuts flirt "It’s in Our Hands"
- isn’t worth the buy. That is, if you didn’t buy the first
version of "Debut" and missed "Play Dead" - one of
the 30 best song ever in the world - which is included here. Otherwise,
the single versions of the songs don't differ much from the originals.
A couple do but, for instance, Fluke's dance mix of "Big Time Sensuality"
actually isn't as good as the original.
But again, I love these songs, I just can't bring myself to give the record
a higher grade, even if Björk herself was involved in the project,
even if the artwork is great and even if Björk hasn't released a
best of compilation before. There simply isn't any need for buying this
if you already own the albums.