The Singles 1996-2006 [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Thanks to their power ballad "It's Been Awhile," it'd be easy for some listeners to forget that Staind got their big break thanks to none other than Fred Durst, the king of lunkheaded mook rock at the turn of the millennium. Not that "It's Been Awhile" was fun -- like all post-grunge hard rock of the late '90s/early 2000s, it was humorless and earnest, intent on catharsis -- but it had a strong hook that tempered the gloom and helped them cross over, even if their lead singer/songwriter, Aaron Lewis, remained fueled by angst even after selling millions. Released in 2006 -- five years after "It's Been Awhile" and a year after their fifth album, Chapter V, topped ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Thanks to their power ballad "It's Been Awhile," it'd be easy for some listeners to forget that Staind got their big break thanks to none other than Fred Durst, the king of lunkheaded mook rock at the turn of the millennium. Not that "It's Been Awhile" was fun -- like all post-grunge hard rock of the late '90s/early 2000s, it was humorless and earnest, intent on catharsis -- but it had a strong hook that tempered the gloom and helped them cross over, even if their lead singer/songwriter, Aaron Lewis, remained fueled by angst even after selling millions. Released in 2006 -- five years after "It's Been Awhile" and a year after their fifth album, Chapter V, topped the Billboard charts without leaving much of a lasting impression -- the 15-track Greatest Hits downplays their early, churning Alice in Chains fixation and emphasizes songs in the vein of "It's Been Awhile." Not that the metal is completely absent -- their first single, the grinding "Mudshovel" is here, for instance -- but brooding ballads are pushed front and center; there are no less than four acoustic tracks tacked on the end of the record including a cover of Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb," which does produce the mild revelation that Roger Waters' narcissistic rock opera did indeed influence Lewis' lyrical outlook. In this context, such singles as "Price to Play" -- which aren't quite rock, yet not quite ballads -- sound akin to power ballads, which helps make this a good overview and introduction for those who were won over to the band via their big hit, yet for those who remember that Staind was once a protégé of Durst & Co., they'd be better off sticking with their old copy of Dysfunction.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/14/2006
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075679455925
  • Catalog Number: 94559
  • Sales rank: 70,218

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Come Again (3:47)
  2. 2 Mudshovel (4:41)
  3. 3 Home (4:06)
  4. 4 Outside (5:40)
  5. 5 It's Been Awhile (4:25)
  6. 6 For You (3:26)
  7. 7 Epiphany - Aaron Lewis (4:16)
  8. 8 So Far Away (4:03)
  9. 9 Price to Play (3:36)
  10. 10 Zoe Jane (4:38)
  11. 11 Right Here (4:13)
  12. 12 Falling (4:20)
  13. 13 Everything Changes (4:23)
  14. 14 Nutshell (4:38)
  15. 15 Sober (6:18)
  16. 16 Comfortably Numb (6:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Staind Primary Artist
Tony Reyes Keyboards
Technical Credits
Roger Waters Composer
Johnny April Composer
Tony Adams Drum Technician
David Bottrill Producer
Jerry Cantrell Composer
Terry Date Producer
David Gilmour Composer
Sean Kinney Composer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Layne Staley Composer
Howie Weinberg Mastering
Aaron Lewis Composer
Mike Inez Composer
Fred Durst Producer
Jordan Schur Executive Producer
Roger Lian Mastering
Josh Abraham Producer
Staind Composer, Producer
Bill Sheppell Producer
Vlado Meller Mastering
Jon Wysocki Composer
Mike Mushok Composer
Jeff Gilmer Producer, Engineer
Alex Kirzhner Art Direction
Shilpa Patel Digital Editing
Ian Keith Guitar Techician
Chris Ballini Guitar Techician
Pete Ricci Bass Technician
Nathan James Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Staind Singles

    This cd has all of the songs that hit radio stations including covers of tool, pink floyd, and alice in chains. Aaron Lewis sounds so much like Layne Staley of AIC it's scary. Truly all of the best songs made it except my personal favorites like excess baggage, tolerate, and break, but I can't complain-it hasn't left my cd player!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A MUST HAVE!

    When I first heard that Staind was coming out with a greatest hits album, I was a bit surprised because it hit me from left field. Once I heard that it included several live acoustic tracks from a "secret" concert held in NYC in September, I was very excited. (Of course, I was a bit upset that I missed that concert considering I was eating dinner at a restaurant upstairs!!) The CD has some great songs. Yes, they could've put a few more, but then it would just be a box set of all their CDs! One of the tracks that shocked me was "Come Again". I was thrilled it was included because it gives new listeners a chance to hear Staind's older stuff. A very different and amazing sound! I would say that my favorite part of this collection is the live acoustic songs that were included. Staind sounds incredible acoustic. Their cover of Tool's "Sober" is breath-taking. The power behind Aaron Lewis' voice and the rest of the guy's instruments is phenomenal. There is a version at Best Buy that has a few Bonus Acoustic Tracks. This is a MUST HAVE for any true fan or new fan. Do yourself a favor and go buy it RIGHT NOW! YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Spiritual Awakening!

    This album is just a handful of songs that help to represent all that is Staind. In my opinion, it will trigger a spiritual awakening to anyone who listens. The band exceeds all expectations in their deliverence of each and every song. The emotions can be felt in your veins. It's incredible!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Buy this now!!

    The culmination of some of the best rock in the world resides in a one cd set now. Not only has Staind written some of the best angst albums to date, but their covers are better than the originals. The best of the best needs to be bought. There is no need to say more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    STAIND IS THE BEST BAND THERE IS

    Wow!!!! finally the best hits of staind all my favriote tracks on one cd and including the music videos to go with it, it cant get any better then that can it. I love this new album, with 4 new tracks and accustic is the best album from staind yet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    finally

    They've finally done it~~ Their best of the best!! And to have Aarons covers in it are a great bonus!! A must have!!

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