I have always been a greatest hits, best of and definitive collection type of guy when it comes to artists because I don’t always have the patience or money to buy the individual albums.
Hits collections are more bang for the buck and are designed to provide listening enjoyment anytime you play them.
Individual albums are not always guaranteed to be great.
I took it on faith that the combined 40 singles on their Chronicle CDs was all of the Creedence Clearwater Revival I needed.
However, after some recent research I realzie that my personal favorite of the band's albums is Cosmo's Factory.