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Filter - The Very Best Things 1995-2008

  by Aaron Brown

published: 8 / 5 / 2009

Filter - The Very Best Things 1995-2008
Label: Rhino
Format: CD


Often lacklustre compilation from American industrial group Filter, the project of ex-Nine Inch Nails guitarist, who unfortunately became more and more disappointing with each new release

Richard Patrick and co at the start seemed to promise so much but never really delivered. It’s strange then that they have released a retrospective. It’s a real pity because this band seemed to get weaker with each album. If you’re a fan of this band you don’t need to buy this album. If you haven't heard of them before you're better off buying their 1995 debut, 'Short Bus', a lot of which is on here. For me this band was always a one album band and it seemed with each album after that they got less inventive and more commercial. There are exceptions, however, as Filter always seemed to keep their best music for soundtracks with stand out tracks including the excellent 'Jurassitol' from the fine 'Crow 2' soundtrack and the excellent '(Can’t You) Trip Like I Do' from the otherwise awful soundtrack to the awful movie 'Spawn'. For me, however, it is ever a guilty pleasure admitting to loving the ‘hit’, the ridiculously smaltzy, 'Take a Picture' from the album 'Title of Record'. Always attached with the stigma of being in Nine Inch Nails, Richard Patrick has never been able to shake this off.

Track Listing:-
1 Hey Man Nice Shot
2 Welcome To The Fold (Single Edit)
3 Jurassitol
4 (Can't You) Trip Like I Do
5 Take A Picture (Radio Edit)
6 Soldiers Of Misfortune
7 Where Do We Go From Here (Single Edit)
8 Dose
9 I'm Not The Only One
10 Skinny
11 One
12 The Best Things
13 The Only Way (Is The Wrong Way)
14 Thanks Bro

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