Essential hits anthology from goth/rock perennials including She
Sells Sanctuary, Fire Woman, Love Removal Machine, and the non
album single Resurrection Joe
The hard-rocking Cult have come along way from the early Native
American stylings of Dreamtime (
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tendencies evident on their classic album, Love (
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helmed Electric and steered them down the rocky road to metal
heaven. This best-of collection brings together tracks from the
span of their career, and is a worthy testament to their rites of
passage. "She Sells Sanctuary" sounds as refreshing as it did in
1985. There are some dubious inclusions from the twilight years
of their career, such as "Star" and "Coming Down (Drug Tongue),"
but when they have to hold their own alongside "Fire Woman" and
"Lil' Devil" it's hardly surprising that they are found wanting.