Living Colour completists will already have most or all of the material on What's Your Favorite Color? (Remixes, B-Sides & Rarities) -- none of it is previously unreleased or even particularly rare, and it's not comprehensive. The comp however does offer a capable survey of odds 'n' ends material from the era spanning the band's first three studio albums (roughly 1988-1994). A lengthy remix of the Stain highlight "Ausländer" starts things out, followed by two more mixes. A live recording of "Cult of Personality" from 1989 as well as a remix of "What's Your Favorite Color?" were both added to the 2002 reissue of Vivid; and acoustic takes on "Nothingness" and "Leave It Alone" are from a 1993 Holland date that's also previously available. The Al Green cover, "Love and Happiness," was part of Living Colour's 1991 EP Biscuits. A pretty acoustic version of "Solace of You" is What's Your Favorite Color?'s best moment.
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AllMusic Review by Johnny Loftus