I’m sure I’ve said it before but I’m gonna say it again. These damn anthology albums shouldn’t be on this list. It’s no shocker that an album full of a bands greatest songs is going to be great. It’s bullshit. It removes the songs from their original context and album theme. Was the original album not great? Also, I’m sick of 2.5 hour long albums.
So, The Temptations are an American vocal group from Detroit and are best known from their time with Motown Records. They were highly influential to R&B and soul music. The group started in 1960 and still performs today with one remaining original member.
The Anthology album has been released by Motown Records three different times: 1973, 1984, and 1995. The third version is the one that lands on the Rolling Stone list at number 400. It’s 40+ song of Temptations greatest hits and a fantastic album if you happen to be a Temptations fan. I’m not. There were a great number of songs on the album that I had never heard and I’m okay with never hearing them again.