With an almost 30-year career under their belts, making a “best-of” album for Corrosion of Conformity would seem like a Herculean task. Apparently not one to turn down a challenge, Sony has stepped up to the plate with their compilation, Playlist: The Very Best of Corrosion of Conformity. The 14-track compilation mainly features songs from their mid-‘90s albums Deliverance, Blind, and Wiseblood (all three of which are distributed by Sony), which are amongst the band's best-selling and arguably most solid work. Outside of the album cuts, fans will be pleased to see some non-album tracks like “The Land of Free Desire” (from the Japanese release of Wiseblood) and "Fuel (Jam-Box Tape)" (from the King of the Rotten 7”) make it onto the album. While this may not be the most comprehensive compilation, it’s certainly a solid one that will serve as a great jumping-on point for anyone curious about the genre-bending band.
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AllMusic Review by Gregory Heaney