Thursday, March 6, 2008
No. 398: Anthology
Band: The Temptations
Why Rolling Stone gets it right: Well, the Temptations are one of the best vocal groups of their time period.
Why Rolling Stone gets it wrong: I think this is reasonable.
Best song: "My Girl" is great.
Worst song: "My Baby" isn't so great.
Is it awesome?: Sure.
This record isn't really in my wheelhouse. The Temptations, like other vocal groups of the time, are simply a nice group for the local oldies station. "My Girl" is a perfectly pleasant song and one that everyone loves.
The first disc has the classic vocal style of the band while the second disc has their funky, later work. Both are pretty good, but I can't speak to them much because it's all oldies to me.