Let me start by saying I cant compare this artist to any other. That said, I could rate this CD lower than the first "Greatest Hits" except for a few MONSTER hits on it. All-in-all, its got to have a five, because of the great guitar work on even the songs that are not great. SRV made any song great with the addition of his singular playing style. So, my position has to stand at a five, as will all the SRV albums (CDs). I just can't help it - no fours for SRV when a four might belong to a BB King or EC ambum.