It seems strange that I'm covering a best of before any studio albums for RA, but whatever.
BEST OF RA UNPLUGGED is a acoustic (or just lacking the metal riffs) compilation EP for the American alternative metal band, RA, in 2014.
Overall, these songs aren't anything to go crazy over. I very much dislike tracks from the alt. rocking DUALITY, however many people disagree with this notion. Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one who doesn't like this, and this is coming from the guy who hates 'One Thing' by FINGER ELEVEN while everyone seems to love it (check out my Them vs. You vs. Me for more information on why I hate that song).
But I have to admit the band does well on this release. Although the songs are obviously lacking the heaviness that I admire them for, RA does not cease to impress me. And I cannot pretend that their cover of 'Broken Hearted Soul' (my favorite RA song) was not well done, even as an unplugged version. Their most known song, 'Do You Call My Name' is of course on here, and it is similarly done well. I always found songs from ONE (aka FROM ONE) were a bit too exotic for my taste; I've always liked complexity, but sometimes it's just a bit too much for me.
Anyway, back to the EP. It isn't bad by any means; I mean, it is a COMPILATION after all, not a album with new, un-heard releases, so I can't really criticize it. All compilation albums should have the most enjoyed tracks on them, and this being their first compilation containing already released songs, they honestly didn't mess it up.
However, if you are looking for a release by RA to get to get yourself introduced to them, this isn't the right one to get. I know compilations are usually good for introduction to a band, but an unplugged compilation EP isn't the right decision.
Therefore, I say yes, this is good if you've listened to all of RAs material first.