With the exception of a lackluster remake of Led Zeppelin's "Good Times Bad Times," Godsmack's album of the same name is a solid compilation of their biggest songs. Considering that the face of music changed quite a bit since their debut in 1997, it's easy to forget what titans of alt rock radio they were in their heyday. Not counting the aforementioned cover song, every one of the tracks on Good Times, Bad Times cracked the Billboard Mainstream Record Charts, most notably the record-breaking, Alice in Chains influenced "Whatever," which lingered at number seven on Billboard for a stupefying 33 straight weeks. Also included are "Speak," "Straight Out of Line," and "I Stand Alone" (all number ones) alongside "Running Blind" and "Touché," from their all-acoustic EP, The Other Side. If you crave Godsmack and you prefer the hits, this one's for you. The bonus DVD includes a 75-minute performance of the band playing an acoustic set at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.
AllMusic Review by Jason Lymangrover
Track Listing - Disc 1
Track Listing - Disc 2