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|Best of the Bees|
|Compilation album by Mansions|
|Released||January 12, 2010|
|Genre||Alternative rock, indie rock|
Best of the Bees is a compilation album by Mansions. The tracks on the album are all from The EP Initiative ,a collection of seven EPs released throughout 2008. Christopher Browder of Mansions picked each song to appear on the compilation.
A compilation album comprises tracks, which may be previously released or unreleased, usually from several separate recordings by either one or several performers. If by one artist, then generally the tracks were not originally intended for release together as a single work, but may be collected together as a greatest hits album or box set. If from several performers, there may be a theme, topic, time period, or genre which links the tracks, or they may have been intended for release as a single work—such as a tribute album. When the tracks are by the same recording artist, the album may be referred to as a retrospective album or an anthology.
Mansions is an American indie rock band from Louisville, Kentucky, currently residing in Seattle, Washington.
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The album is only available digitally.
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