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Rock Ballads: The Collection

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AllMusic Review by James Christopher Monger

Densely populated with as many head scratchers (Fine Young Cannibals' significantly upbeat "She Drives Me Crazy" and Skid Row's teen-rage brooder "18 and Life") as well as genuine arm-waving anthems (Foreigner's "I Want to Know What Love Is" and the lush, Benjamin Orr-led Cars classic "Drive"), Rhino's Rock Ballads: The Collection mostly lives up to its promise of cigarette lighter-melting stadium jams, and is probably the only box set where you can find Radiohead, Bread, Kate Bush, and Nickelback in the same green room.

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