With their Culture Club edition, the 10 Great Songs series hits a pretty serious home run and delivers a compact chunk of the band's most loved hits and a few fun extras as well. All the obvious popular favorites are accounted for right away. "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" and "Karma Chameleon" open the collection and are followed not too far behind by lesser smash "Time (Clock of the Heart)" and a remix of "I'll Tumble 4 Ya." A wild live version of early club hit "Church of the Poison Mind" spices up the mix, as do some of the group's weirder but quirkily cool tunes like "The War Song" and "Move Away." Culture Club's overall popularity fell off significantly after their first few albums, and this compilation makes the right choices about what to include from their arguably spotty discography. 10 Great Songs is perfect for the casual listener not even interested in a more extensive greatest-hits collection.
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AllMusic Review by Fred Thomas