October 31, 2011
EMI Gold
Electronica, House, Disco, Punk, New Wave, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Club/Dance, Punk/New Wave, New York Punk, American Punk, Dance-Rock

Album Review

Essential is a single-disc compilation that serves as a satisfactory Blondie overview, containing most of the group's biggest and best hits -- "Atomic," "Heart of Glass," "Rapture," "Hanging on the Telephone," "Rip Her to Shreds," "The Tide Is High" -- but several other compilations, including the stellar Blondie Singles Collection: 1977-1982, do a better job.
Andy Kellman, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Atomic
  2. Heart of Glass
  3. Sunday Girl
  4. Call Me
  5. The Tide is High
  6. Denis
  7. Dreaming
  8. Rapture
  9. Hanging On the Telephone
  10. (I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence, Dear
  11. Island of Lost Souls
  12. Picture This
  13. Union City Blue [Version]
  14. War Child
  15. Rip Her To Shreds
  16. One Way or Another
  17. X Offender
  18. I'm Gonna Love You Too
  19. Fade Away and Radiate
  20. Atomic '98 [Xenomania Mix]
  21. Atomic '98 [Tall Paul Mix]