Blonde And Beyond
Label: Capitol Records
When this rarities set was first released in the early 1990s, Blondie were still seen through a rosy haze of nostalgia. But now, the band's sound, visual sense and omnivorous musical interests are more influential than ever. "Underground Girl" is an amazing pop-punk kick-off track, "Denis" sounds perfect in French and such B-sides as "Poets Problem" are better than some of the group's album cuts. As a bonus, you get stellar live covers of T Rex and Bowie tunes.