Big Shiny Tunes, Vol. 5 is a mix of popular alternative rock songs from the years 2000 and 2001. Many huge hits are included, including songs by Kid Rock, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Matchbox Twenty, 3 Doors Down, and others. This compilation is at least devoid of filler, as all of these songs were featured on alternative rock radio quite prominently when they first came out. But in all honesty, many of these songs were never really that good to begin with, leaving the collection rather devoid of a strong base. Anyone interested in reliving alternative radio from this era would do themselves a favor by buying this album, but those who never really liked these songs should avoid this at all costs.
AllMusic Review by Bradley Torreano