20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection

The Troggs

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20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection Review

by Tim Sendra

20th Century Masters -- The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Troggs is almost identical to the 1994 collection The Best of the Troggs released on Chronicles. This disc cuts two songs (the grungy "Gonna Make You" and the chugging "Surprise Surprise [I Need You]") and adds the ballad "Little Girl." The switch makes this collection inferior but it is still a fine place to get your hands on the best the Troggs have to offer. The set kicks off with the wild "Wild Thing" and jumps back and forth between the group's Neanderthal rave-ups like "From Home," "I Want You," "Give It to Me," and "I Can't Control Myself" and sensitive, almost pretty ballads like "Love Is All Around," "With a Girl Like You," and "You Can Cry if You Want." Like the other collection, this leaves off a few songs that would be nice to include, like "The Yella in Me," "Jingle Jangle," and "I Just Sing," but on the whole this set would be a fine introduction to the Troggs and quite possibly all you might ever need by the band as well.

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