Even though it's the official greatest-hits compilation of the Scorpions' '80s releases, The Best of Rockers 'n' Ballads is actually missing some of their best rockers and ballads. While it contains such hits as "Rock You Like a Hurricane," "Blackout," and "The Zoo," the 12 songs listed simply don't give the listener a good impression of what the Scorpions are all about. In fact, some of the band's best songs, such as "Dynamite" and "Another Piece of Meat," weren't ever hits in the first place and are therefore absent. Due to its lack of some of the Scorpions' most entertaining classics, The Best of Rockers 'n' Ballads fails to be a good introduction to the band.
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AllMusic Review by Barry Weber