Listening to the 18 Rock Classics series is a lot like listening to a classic rock radio station, for better and for worse. Better, because it collects a lot of familiar tracks -- in this case, songs like "Must of Got Lost" (J. Geils Band), "Rock N' Roll Fantasy" (Bad Company), and "Hot Blooded" (Foreigner) -- in one place. Worse, because all of these songs are so familiar that there really isn't much of a reason to buy this collection other than a nostalgia trip, because it isn't assembled as a definitive retrospective. Even with those faults, it would be churlish not to admit that the disc is a fun listen.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine