- Released: April 19, 2005
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Rhino
Entertainment Weekly - 12/20/96, pp.76-77
"...Their sound--post-punk's nervous rhythms combined with soulful arrangements and melodies--has held up well; three new songs neither augment nor diminish the band's brief yet impressive legacy." - Rating: B+
Q - 12/96, p.1584 Stars (out of 5)
- "...spooky, unique vocalese, great tunes, wonky, memorable guitar licks and rhythms that would persuade Sepultura fans to shake a leg. In short, we've forgotten just how good they were."
- 1.She Drives Me Crazy
- 2.Flame, The - (previously unreleased)
- 3.Johnny Come Home
- 4.Good Thing
- 5.Suspicious Minds
- 7.Ever Fallen In Love
- 8.Don't Look Back
- 9.Tell Me What
- 10.I'm Not The Man I Used To Be
- 11.Couldn't Care More
- 12.Funny How Love Is
- 13.Take What I Can Get - (previously unreleased)
- 14.Since You've Been Gone - (previously unreleased)
FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS FINEST is a greatest-hits collection with three previously-unreleased tracks.
Fine Young Cannibals includes: Roland Gift (vocals); Andy Cox (guitar); David Steele (keyboards, bass).
Producers include: Roland Gift, Andy Cox, David Steele, David Z, Robin Miller.
Fine Young Cannibals: Roland Gift (vocals); Andy Cox (guitar); David Steele (drums).
Fine Young Cannibals only released two albums, so it's slightly unusual that they even have a greatest-hits collection like Fine Young Cannibals Finest. After all, a dedicated fan will have both records, and casual fans will only want the singles on The Raw & the Cooked, thereby eliminating the audience for the collection. Despite these misgivings, Finest does its job well, featuring 12 of their biggest hits and best-known songs ("She Drives Me Crazy," "Johnny Come Home," "Good Thing," "Suspicious Minds," "Don't Look Back"), plus two unreleased cuts ("The Flame" and "Since You've Been Gone") to entice collectors. If you want the highlights, Finest is fine, but most fans will want to stick with the two original albums. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine