There aren't many bands more aggressively mediocre than The Eagles, and there aren't many compilations more aggressively bland than "Greatest Hits 71-75."
Back when Spin was something you bought at newsstands or had delivered to your house, they compiled a list of "top albums owned by people who hate music." Pearl Jam's Ten was on there, as was Fleetwood Mac's Rumours. If I recall correctly, Spin observed that "greatest hits" albums would not be listed because clearly, those who purchased them hated music, QED.
But fuckin' hell.
Of course, nobody buys "albums" anymore.
- The last time RIAA tallied sales for the Eagles' greatest hits album was in 2006, when it said it was 29x platinum. Sales and streams for Thriller were last updated last year.
Yeah nobody gave a shit for twelve fucking years but now the Old White Men want their say.
Everything sucks now.