Greatest Hitz

Greatest Hitz

by Limp BizkitLimp Bizkit

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Overview

Six months after Limp Bizkit released The Unquestionable Truth, Pt. 1 to near universal apathy -- which is what can happen when you release an album without any promotion -- the band rushed out the compilation Greatest Hitz, a generous 17-track stroll through the past. Frankly, it's hard to imagine how this collection could have been executed better. While this may not contain anything from The Unquestionable Truth, Pt. 1 -- which is actually kind of too bad, since it was a much better album than its 2003 predecessor, Results May Vary, but a cardinal rule of hits (or hitz) albums is that they should contain songs that people actually heard -- it does contain every major MTV or active rock hit the group had. Two minor charting singles are MIA -- 2000's "Crushed" and 2004's "Almost Over," to be precise -- but anything anybody remembers is here. There's their first single, "Counterfeit"; there's "Faith," the first of their never-ending series of embarrassing covers, is here, along with their worst ("Behind Blue Eyes") and their latest (a monumentally silly medley of Mötley Crüe's "Home Sweet Home" and the Verve's "Bittersweet Symphony" -- one of three new songs here -- that sounds as if it were recorded alone by Fred Durst on Apple's GarageBand application); there are the big hits "Nookie," "Break Stuff," "Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)," "My Way," and "My Generation"; and there's "Take a Look Around," their contribution to the Mission Impossible 2 soundtrack, which is less forgettable than the three selections from Results May Vary. None of this has aged well -- as a matter of fact, it's aged incredibly quickly, sounding older than alt-rock hits from the mid-'90s -- but that's almost beside the point, because this does its job well, and listeners who want to have some Limp Bizkit in their collection will find this to provide them with more of what they want than any other Bizkit dizc.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/08/2005
Label: Geffen Records
UPC: 0602498867709
catalogNumber: 000563102
Rank: 6863

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Limp Bizkit   Primary Artist
Method Man   Vocals

Technical Credits

Lalo Schifrin   Composer
Mick Jagger   Composer
George Michael   Composer
Pete Townshend   Composer
Sam Rivers   Composer
Richard Ashcroft   Composer
DJ Premier   Producer
DMX   Composer
Terry Date   Producer,Audio Production
Brendan O'Brien   Composer
Michael Patterson   Producer
Keith Richards   Composer
Rick Rubin   Producer,Audio Production
Scott Weiland   Producer
Method Man   Composer
Tommy Lee   Composer
Nikki Sixx   Composer
Chris Martin   Composer
Limp Bizkit   Producer,Audio Production
Ross Robinson   Producer
Fred Durst   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Art Direction,Audio Production
Jordan Schur   Executive Producer
Josh Abraham   Producer
Leor DiMant   Composer
Liam Ward   Art Direction
Wes Borland   Composer
Billy Mohler   Producer

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