Tracing the first ten years of the Italian singer's career, The Best of Nek: L'Anno Zero (a Spanish version of the album, Lo Mejor de Nek: El Año Cero, was also released, with the Spanish versions of the same songs) begins with two new tracks, "Almeno Stavolta" and "L'Anno Zero," but then moves immediately into a chronological overview of Nek's repertoire, beginning with his first single, "In Te," which he presented at San Remo in 1993, and going all the way to "Cielo e Terra," which appeared on his 2002 album, Le Cose da Difendere. All of his records between those points -- Calore Umano, Lei, gli Amici e Tutto il Resto, La Vita È -- are represented on this comprehensive collection, meaning that tracks like "Tu Sei, Tu Sai," "Sto con Te" and "Laura Non C'è" are all included. The bonus tracks, while both good and very much in the vein of what Nek has done and continues to do in the 21st century, might not be enough to warrant a purchase for someone who already owns all his other albums, but for someone who's heard the singles and wants a more comprehensive understanding of the artist, The Best of Nek: L'Anno Zero is a very good buy.
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AllMusic Review by Marisa Brown