"Best Of . . . " compilations are always tricky. Everybody has their favorites, and we all tend to judge the quality of "greatest hits" works by the standard of "Did they include MY favorites?" This gathering of songs is hand-picked by Nicole and represents "milestones" in her life. I respect and embrace that. More to the point, this CD is really GOOOOD! It includes the radio hits, and a good ratio of upbeats and ballads, PLUS two new songs that are excellent. The benefits of buying this CD are, in my opinion, three-fold. First, you can hear songs off several CD's without having to change CD's to hear them. Second, this CD really does showcase both the incredible voice and writing ability of one of the most thoughtful and sincere artists (Christian or non-christian) to come along in the last two decades. Her voice especially is a-m-a-z-i-n-g, while complimenting rather than overshadowing her lyrics and melodies. Third, this CD has what I call "ridearoundability," meaning you can load it into your automobile CD player and not have to hit the "skip" button even once. So, even if you have all of Nicole's CD's, this one is still worth purchasing. Enjoy! She's one of the very best!