15 Songs, 53 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
229 Ratings

229 Ratings

Xykes ,

A nice cross-section of a versatile band...

"The Best of Sugar Ray" is like an old friend you might not have spoken with in weeks...months...years...

And, yet, when you finally run into that old friend, you're delighted to discover that nothing has changed. Your relationship is as sharp, healthy, and enjoyable as ever...

If you've walked by a radio sometime in the past decade or so, then you will probably recognize a good 5, 6, or 7 of these songs already. So, it's already a relatively safe investment...

But, the new or lesser known tracks are noteworthy selections in their own right. The concert fave "Mean Machine" harkens back to their harder rock days, while the new single "Shot of Laughter" is a traditional Sugar Ray tune in the vein of "Someday" and "Every Morning" (perfect for summer lethargy).

"Chasin' You Around" is a lofty, feel-good excursion from their 2003 "ITPOL" album that deserves a second chance at life...

Then, of course, there is the summer anthem "Under the Sun", a song that, amazingly, has evaded radio play thus far.

The plan is simple, but ingenious. Lure people in with the hits...then clobber 'em with a showing of depth and versatility that few people knew Sugar Ray had. Diabolical.

In spite of its omissions ("Mr. Bartender", "Iron Mic", "Waiting") this is a great start for people wanting to learn about Sugar Ray's career.

Rock Listener ,

Sounds of Summer

For years now Sugar Ray has been my "Summer Soundtrack." I listen to them the first and last days of summer, and every time I go to the beach. I will only listen to them in the summer, just to keep with tradition. I love picking up the album and listening to the upbeat tracks (My favorite being "under the sun"). To any Sugar Ray fan, or even someone just looking for some upbeat songs, this CD would be perfect.

Gem Lover ,

What happened to music like this?

Great album...Will someone tell me what happened to decent music like this? This is just...fun music. Nothing more, nothing less. Great songs to hang out and listen to. These days we have Paris Hilton singing, and other wannabe computer edited people.

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