Belly, Sweet Ride: the best of...

Belly, Sweet Ride: the best of...


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It seems strange for a relatively unknown band to release a "greatest hits" package, but then again so did the Red Hot Chili Peppers before they had a number one single. But unfortunately for Belly I don't think they're going to encounter any of the success Red Hot Chili Peppers have.

And it's mainly due to Belly's sound. It's that whiny, teenage girl yearning for her crush, but look I'm a woman and I have breasts so don't discriminate against me sound. It's the same tone for all 18 tracks.





When writing articles, research is crucial. That way you can get the facts straight and sound like you know what you're talking about. It's obvious (and sad) to see that Natalie has not done so in her review of Belly's "Best of" cd ("greatest hits" usually means singles on the charts, "best of's" are usually a collection songs the band themselves or the fans enjoy).

Had she do even the slightest research (i.e.: visit the record labels website) she would have found that: 1) Belly broke up in the late '90's 2) They had a gold record and two grammy nominations 3)Tanya Donnelly (lead singer/guitarist of Belly) is quite seminal in alternative music history, having played with both the Throwing Muses and The Breeders in the 80's and 90's before starting Belly.

Whether Natalie likes Belly or not is her opinion, but she should at least get the facts before writing scathing reviews.