The Meters

The Very Best of the Meters [Rhino]

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AllMusic Review by Richie Unterberger

In keeping with the drift of Rhino's Very Best Of volumes, this 16-track disc provides a more concise, budget-minded retrospective for listeners who might not want a set that offers twice as much or more (in this case, Rhino's own two-disc Funkify Your Life anthology). That's not necessarily a criticism -- funk grooves can get tiring over the course of two hours if you're not a rhythm fiend. Should you want to keep your Meters to the one-sitting level, this smartly chosen, well-annotated set is fine, including all of the cuts ("Cissy Strut," "Sophisticated Cissy," "Look-Ka Py Py," "Hey Pocky A-Way," "Fire on the Bayou") you'd expect to find on a greatest-hits set.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 The Meters 03:05 Amazon
2 The Meters 02:41 Amazon
3 The Meters 02:56 Amazon
4 The Meters 03:19 Amazon
5 The Meters 03:00 Amazon
6 The Meters 02:28 Amazon
7 The Meters 03:10 Amazon
8 The Meters 03:30 Amazon
9 The Meters 05:16 Amazon
10 The Meters 04:04 Amazon
11 The Meters 04:44 Amazon
12 The Meters 03:25 Amazon
13 The Meters 03:35 Amazon
14 The Meters 04:07 Amazon
15 The Meters 04:10 Amazon
16 The Meters 03:19 Amazon
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