Monday, March 31, 2008

No. 431: Anthology

Band: The Supremes
Album: Anthology
Why Rolling Stone gets it right: The Supremes are the sound of many oldies stations and rightfully so. The group was a picture of hits in the 1960s and Diana Ross' lead vocals are beautiful.
Why Rolling Stone gets it wrong: This should probably be a little higher.
Best song: “Where Did Our Love Go?” is brilliant.
Worst song: Eh. I like every song on this record.
Is it awesome?: Yes.

Rock and roll//pop music movies I've never seen and should:
  1. Almost Famous

  2. Help!

  3. Dreamgirls

OK, so the list isn't terribly long, but I clearly should see “Dreamgirls,” as it is based on the Supremes and Diana Ross' ego.

I'll say this, though, the girl group sound never got better than the Supremes. The Motown never got better than the Supremes. Pop vocal performances? Few are better than the Supremes.

This album should be higher. It's all the great songs we've all heard in one place. Normally, I'd be against any and all greatest hits collections, but the Supremes were a singles group and this collection pieces the singles together beautifully.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Stop this project for a day and go rent Help! already. Christ.

Oh, and don't waste your time with Dreamgirls. Check out concert footage of the original groups being drawn upon for inspiration instead.

Or, if you want to see Eddie Murphy addicted to drugs, go down to Santa Monica Boulevard dressed as a woman. You'll meet him sooner or later (and make an easy $20 to boot, though Murphy will orchestrate your death when the story hits the press, but I digress).