Sonic Reducers | Hits & Misses

Greatest hits albums are still a thing — and we have something to say about that.

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Along with an endless supply of Christmas music, you can always count on encountering plenty of Greatest Hits albums at this time of year. They’re a quick cash-in for artists and labels, and an easy gift to give the music fan in your life. But in these days of streaming audio, do they need to be reinvented? That’s what Eric Alper and I ponder in today’s episode of Sonic Reducers. Listen in as we debate the pros and cons of Greatest Hits albums, delve into the murky waters that separate hits sets from best-ofs, and share some brilliant ideas that the music business should adopt instantly. Sonic Reducers. One topic. Two music nerds. Five minutes. Everything you need to know.