Culture Club 2005: Singles & Remixes was issued in different forms in different territories. The identical artwork shared between the releases makes things more confusing than necessary. The German version contains 13 of the group's hits with several dance remixes. This version, released in France, contains nine hits and five remixes. It fails as a one-stop source; "Karma Chameleon," "It's a Miracle," "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me," and the twice-remixed "Miss Me Blind" are not presented in their original forms, and the remixes are merely functional for the dancefloor as fleeting, flimsy joys that provide diminishing returns. If you want a simple, thorough best-of that doesn't mess around, there's Virgin's Greatest Hits, released in 2005.
AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman