October 27, 2009
What distinguishes this 2009 double-disc collection from all the previous Blondie compilations is that Blondie Singles Collection: 1977-1982 contains all the A- and B-sides from both the 7" and 12" singles. This means that it does include several B-sides that have never shown up on disc before, primarily longer dance mixes and other alternate takes, all of which make this quite enticing to longtime, hardcore Blondie fans. Those not so dedicated should stick with something that only offers the A-sides, but for those who are either devoted to Blondie or new wave, this is the Blondie singles comp to get.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi