Love of My Life: The Best of Dan Hill collection focuses on the singer's chart entries from the '70s and '80s along with superior album cuts. The highlights of the package include duets with Celine Dion "Wishful Thinking" Deborah Cox "The Healing Power of Love", Rique Franks "In Your Eyes" and Vonda Shepard "Can't We Try" and the original version of Hill's 1977 chart topping hit "Sometimes When We Touch".
Original Album Classics contains five albums by Cypress Hill: Cypress Hill (1991), Black Sunday (1993), Cypress Hill III: Temples of Boom (1995), Cypress Hill IV (1998), and Stoned Raiders (2001). That's the group's first four albums, plus its sixth – 2000's Skull & Bones was presumably left out because it's a two-disc album. For most casual fans, 2005's Greatest Hits from the Bong will be adequate, but this is a rather affordable way to obtain a major chunk of the group's catalog. The discs are presented as they were originally released, within standard jewel cases that slide inside a basic cardboard sleeve.
While wending their way through curving alleys, a group of old friends, now in their mid-20s, recall their favorite pop songs, and talk of their work, sex and failed ambitions.
With hopes of putting together a more collaborative project, the spearhead behind Mars Volta, Omar Rodríguez-Lopez, put his former group to rest in 2012. Recruiting the help of his bandmate Deantoni Parks, the experimental post-rockers take a backseat to vocalist Teri Gender Bender on their 2013 ode to goth rock and new wave, Bosnian Rainbows. In fact, without prior knowledge, there is very little evidence signifying these members' involvement. Instead, their 2013 effort sounds surprisingly like the best Siouxsie and the Banshees album in years. Gender Bender flips between gentle and commanding, or between mournful and scornful, on the flip of a dime, with a dynamic voice that shares uncanny similarities to the princess of goth in both timbre and acrobatic style.