Editors’ Notes It only makes sense for Breaking Benjamin to bequeath a best-of album — they’ve been at it for over a decade and with four albums in the can (and some stellar B-sides and rarities peppering the deluxe edition), Shallow Bay: The Best of Breaking Benjamin is an apt celebration of their journey thus far. The first half chronologically sequences all their singles starting with their first recorded song, the post-grunge hit "Polyamorous" which landed the band a deal with Hollywood Records. The catchy “Skin” follows — since Breaking Benjamin hardly ever play the tune live, this one has become a coveted fan favorite. The brooding “Medicate” shifts gears with the kinds of pensive lyrics and detuned guitars that never would have happened without Nirvana and a big anthemic stadium chorus that owes a lot to Stone Temple Pilots. A remixed version of “Blow Me Away” turns up with the honey-voiced Valora contributing some guest vocals. From the 11 tracks that make up the deluxe edition it’s hard not to fall for a heavy cover of Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy the Silence.”

SONG
Polyamorous
1
2:56
 
Skin
2
3:20
 
Medicate
3
3:45
 
So Cold
4
4:33
 
Sooner or Later
5
3:38
 
Rain
6
3:25
 
The Diary of Jane
7
3:20
 
Breath
8
3:38
 
Until the End
9
4:12
 
I Will Not Bow
10
3:36
 
Lights Out
11
3:32
 
Give Me a Sign
12
4:17
 
Blow Me Away (feat. Valora)
13
3:09
 
Ordinary Man
1
3:30
 
Water
2
4:03
 
Who Wants to Live Forever
3
3:12
 
I Will Not Bow
4
4:07
 
Better Days
5
3:23
 
Polyamorous
6
3:05
 
Lie to Me
7
4:05
 
Lady Bug
8
3:06
 
Enjoy the Silence
9
3:27
 
Until the End
10
4:41
 
Breath
11
4:56
 

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