Styx is my all time favorite rock band. This CD brings back a lot of memories. These guys rocked in the mid 70s and early 80's with hits like Renegade and Grand Illusion. I loved the ballads on this CD like Babe, The Best of Times and, Lady. Singer Dennis Deyoung sounds great on lead vocals on these songs. I also loved the faster tunes like Too Much Time on My Hands and Mr Roboto, and Don't Let End. Sail Away is superb because it starts off subtle for a few minutes and picks up FAST and really rocks. I recommend this cd to anyone who enjoys classic rock music.
You can laugh all you want at Styx, I don't care. Styx pushed the envelope when it came to experimenting with their sound and I commend them for that. They may sound silly or dated to others, but they'll be remembered for many things(and not just "Mr. Roboto"). This particular album is a good introduction to fans who might not know who they are. It's also good for the older crowd who remember these guys in their prime. I'm tucked firmly in the middle. I remember "Show Me The Way" more than any of … more
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If it's your belief that one of the reasons today's rock is so bereft of personality is that all sense of show business has been drained from the music, then a look back at the career of Styx offers proof positive that it wasn't always thus.Greatest Hitsoffers a comprehensive overview of the band, from its art-rock days--which produced a top 10 hit in "Lady," a new version of which is included in this package--to its years as a perennial album-rock favorite--with offerings ranging from flights of fancy ("Come Sail Away," "Renegade") to proto-power ballads ("Babe," "Crystal Ball") to songs reflecting the working-class roots of its audience ("Too Much Time on My Hands," "Blue Collar Man"). The band eventually succumbed to a shift in musical tides and just plain silliness ("Mr. Roboto"), but for a time, this disc suggests, a satin-suited pomp-rocker was something to be.--Daniel Durchholz