The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Kiss review by KISS

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  • Released: Aug 5, 2003
  • Sound: 7
  • Lyrics: 8
  • Overall Impression: 7
  • Reviewer's score: 7.3 Good
  • Users' score: 10 (1 vote)
KISS: The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Kiss

Sound — 7
This is Kiss in a nutshell. All of the songs are pretty standard. Most of them just have guitars, bass, and drums. You can translate the band name to the sound: Keep It Simple Stupid. It's a straight forward rock sound, with the exception of the song "Beth". Distorted guitars, basslines just following the chords, and simple beats. It's what makes this a great band, but it can get tedious. There is a little bit of live action in there on "Rock And Roll All Nite". All of the tracks are fairly short, no longer than 4 minutes. About the song "Beth", it was written and sung by Peter Criss, and the interesting thing is no band member performed on any instrument. Criss is complimented by a piano and a string orchestra. It is a huge difference for a band that otherwise is purely hard rock.

Lyrics — 8
The lyrics are mostly about rock n' roll. Some are about women too. Paul Stanley kind of sounds like every other hard rock voice, but good nonetheless. Gene Simmons did a good job on "Rock and Roll All Nite." The lyrics are really good, but they could have had other themes besides rock n' roll.

Overall Impression — 7
Another 20th century masters. it's a good compilation. The best songs in my opinion are Rock And Roll All Nite (live) and Beth. I love the simplicity but I don't like how a lot of the songs sound similar. Otherwise Kiss is a great band and they have a lot of good songs. I probably wouldn't buy this again because it was on sale, unless it is on sale again.

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    Dude a kiss fix is well said, This album is pretty alright but grab "The very best of Kiss" with 21 tracks that one there is much more worth the price than this one. Kiss for the fans