What's most impressive about Double Platinum to this day is its tracklist. A nearly disc-filling 20 songs covers most everything anyone new to Kiss would need or want to be familiar with. To be sure, there are numerous high-quality album cuts not present here. However, when an album track is chosen over a single, it is a far better choice in most cases (e.g. "100,000 Years" over "Nothin' to Lose"; "Do You Love Me" over "Flaming Youth"). The remixes are mostly unremarkable to virgin ears, too, a couple of them even arguably improving on their original album counterparts (e.g. the annoying ending of "Black Diamond" is gone; "Detroit Rock City" loses its extended intro). Nevertheless, two of the bands biggest hits from this era, "Shout It Out Loud" and "Christine Sixteen" are not present, both of which could've easily replaced the likes of "Firehouse" and "She".
Double Platinum really had the potential to be the perfect Kiss album for newbies, if not a gamer-changer for the way that "greatest hits" albums are perceived in the same way that Alive! was for live albums. Had its admittedly generous song selection been ordered chronologically, not been edited as much, and included the two aforementioned hit singles, it would've been flawless. Even so, there is no better single-disc Kiss collection, and even though others are more comprehensive (this only covers the first six albums), non-fans needn't bother with anything after Kiss's golden age, which essentially ended here, anyway.