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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
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Label:  A&M
ArtistStyx (band)
Genre:  Rock, Classic Rock
Release Date:  August 22, 1995
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review by . April 22, 2004
posted in Music Matters
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 …
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