I've got to say I love the first Collective Soul album: Hints, Allegations and Things Left Unsaid is a great album. This came out when I was in the eighth grade and just discovering that I could have my own musical preferences and all that, as long as they were confirmed by my fellow eighth graders. Other confirmed artists: Nirvana, Aerosmith, Counting Crows and Billy Joel. Anyway I was just listening to a few Collective Soul songs off their greatest hits. Man I really like the ones off that first album, maybe nostalgia is affecting my judgement, but the other ones made me lurch over and hit all the buttons to skip the song. It's like that first album was it, then everything went to shit.