The death of the best of: why Rihanna will never get her greatest hits

Unless you’re a veteran like Vera Lynn, a career spanning compilation is unlikely to happen – and it’s all thanks to streaming

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Like socks, a Lynx shower gel gift set and a comedian from Mock the Week’s standup on DVD, Best Of collections have always played a vital role in last-minute present-buying. Not sure what to buy that cousin you see every other year? There’s a Killers Best Of for that. How about your best friend’s new girlfriend who likes pop but seems quite emo? Pink’s Greatest Hits will do nicely. Things are changing, however, and it’s all streaming’s fault.

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Source: theguardian.com
The death of the best of: why Rihanna will never get her greatest hits