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McFly - Greatest Hits

If The Libertines can release a ‘best of’ after just two albums, then McFly surely must be allowed to after three.

If The Libertines can release a ‘best of’ after just two albums, then McFly surely must be allowed to after three. Of course neither should, but then Sugababes and Girls Aloud already have, and the likes of The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and The Who probably have more times than these cheeky chappies graced the cover of Smash Hits (RIP).

That’s not even the biggest issue we’ve got with ‘Greatest Hits’. No, it’s the fact that the choice of tracks is absolute rubbish. See, McFly are releasing two versions of ‘Greatest Hits’, one of which happens to be an emotionally-titled ‘Special Fan Edition’. It’s this which has the likes of ‘Ultraviolet’, ‘Ballad Of Paul K’ and ‘I Wanna Hold You’, while the ‘normal’ (and undoubtedly cheaper) version makes us endure ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ and new pomp-rock monstrosity ‘The Heart Never Lies’ in its just thirteen tracks to the ‘posh’ version’s twenty-two.

And, if that weren’t enough (of course for ‘haterz’, you’re probably just reading because you either assumed we’d slag the boys off or you’re waiting to comment to do so yourselves), ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’ isn’t even a Michael Jackson cover. No, it’s their attempt at Dashboard Confessional; overly sugary lyrics (and vocals) over the kind of acoustic strumming you’d expect to find advertising a mobile phone.

Greatest hits records are supposed to make you feel like you’ve snagged a bargain, not been ripped off. McFly have some genuinely great songs; it’s a shame they’re not all here as standard.

Tags: McFly, Reviews, Album Reviews

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