With groups like the Beatles, the Stones and the Band, a single-disc career overview doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of their greatness. When it comes to the Band, you need to own the first three albums at the absolute least. Along with Creedence Clearwater Revival, the group is ground zero for modern American roots rock. If, however, you're sampling your first taste, by all means The Best of... is a great place to start. Be warned: it'll spark a fascination that'll last decades. Seriously.