Culture Club were one of the most popular and groundbreaking pop groups of the 1980s, and this fine compilation brings together all of their biggest hits, including "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me," "Karma Chameleon," and "Miss Me Blind."
Liner Note Author: John Howard .
Recording information: 1982-1984.
A cheap but serviceable budget compilation, THE BEST OF CULTURE CLUB wisely focuses on the group's best albums, 1982's KISSING TO BE CLEVER and 1983's COLOUR BY NUMBERS, including only one song each from the other two. 1986's "Move Away, " in particular, is a nice bit of Philly soul.
The selection is excellent, gathering all of the group's A-sides to remind listeners that Culture Club were possibly the best pop-soul act of the early '80s. You can't argue with songs like "Time (Clock of the Heart)," or the moving piano ballad "Victims."