As the Osbournes continue to saturate the media, the countdown to an eventual backlash begins.
As the Osbournes continue to saturate the media, the countdown to an eventual backlash begins. While this compilation could be the trigger, it deserves to be consumed for what it really is—a primer on the famed headbanger for those who think Ozzy is just a strange, doddering old guy. A handful of his classic solo tunes are featured, as well as Osbourne family favorites by the Kinks, System of a Down, and Starsailor, among others. What will ultimately draw listeners back to this set, however, is Kelly Osbourne's surprisingly potent, hitworthy punk-chick take on Madonna's "Papa Don't Preach" (replete with scorchingly hot guitars and a deliciously attitudinal vocal) and the inclusion of dialogue bits from the MTV program. Do yourself a favor, though, and buy the "explicit," bleep-free (and wildly hilarious) version.—LF