Lynyrd Skynyrd was one of those album rock bands that also had a flair for hit singles. The problem with this is that anytime a single compilation is assembled, fans will inevitably find favorites missing. That axiom applies tenfold on a budget-line disc such as MCA Special Products' What's Your Name, which has such staples as "Saturday Night Special," "Gimme Three Steps," and "Free Bird" missing. That said, What's Your Name is actually a pretty good budget-line comp, boasting a good cross-section of hits and album favorites. Any time "That Smell," "Workin' for MCA," "Call Me the Breeze," "Simple Man," "What's Your Name?," and "Sweet Home Alabama" are on one disc, a good time is pretty much guaranteed, and that alone may make it worthwhile for budget-minded fans looking for a sampler.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine