AMG Review: Those looking for a single-disc compilation of R. Stevie Moore's best material from 1968 to 1984 are advised to look elsewhere, such as the previous year's Compilation 1 or the French double LP Everything You Always Wanted To Know About R. Stevie Moore. Despite the title, R. Stevie Moore's Greatest Hits consists of fairly recent material that, it must be said, is not all top-shelf stuff. During this period, Moore started revisiting and reworking earlier songs, and so the versions of "I Want You In My Life" (from Phonography) and "Delicate Tension" (from the album of the same name) are new, but not improved; "Delicate Tension" at least is interesting for fans because the song, which had previously been an instrumental, now has lyrics. Of the other material, the highlights include "Everything" (which really is one of Moore's best from this period, one of his most charming new wave ditties), the pulsating rocker "I See Stars" and the delirious "Pledge Your Money," a no-nonsense demand for donations to northern New Jersey's home of the hits, WMFU. Too much of the rest of the disc falls into the "kind of interesting experiment" category for the album to be of use to anyone who hasn't already embraced R. Stevie Moore's more out-there side.
–Stewart Mason, All Music Guide