Tuesday, January 15, 2008
No. 324: The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt
Band: Linda Ronstadt
Album: The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt
Why Rolling Stone gets it right: Ronstadt's voice is among the best in music and her interpretations are among the best.
Why Rolling Stone gets it wrong: Having a greatest hits compilation on here is dumb, especially one that came out a year before the list came out.
Best song: "You're No Good" remains my favorite song by Ronstadt.
Worst song: "Desperado" stinks, though an excellent "Seinfeld" episode used it as a big plot device.
Is it awesome?: Nope.
I'm going to save you from another of my famous greatest hits rants and send you to my piece about "Heart Like A Wheel."
Otherwise, I don't like "Desperado."