Rarities/B-Sides marks the first time the 2003 single The Christmas Song has been available on an album, as the song was absent from the 2008 Christmas EPWishing You a Rave Christmas. Despite that the song has never been included on an album, Sune Rose Wagner stated "it has since become our biggest selling song ever with appearances in countless movies, commercials, etc."
NME's Hardeep Phull gave the compilation a positive review stating "Quality control has clearly never been a problem for the Raveonettes. Quantity control on the other hand has been something of on an ongoing nightmare for the Danish duo. Having an embarrassment of riches comes with its own problems but thanks to Rarities/B-Sides, that problem has been emphatically solved."
CD Track 1: Pre The Raveonettes. Tracks 2-7: from Whip It On recording sessions. Tracks 8-10: from Chain Gang Of Love recording sessions. Tracks 12-19: from Pretty In Black recording sessions. Track 20: Written for the Danish movie Nordkraft. Tracks 21-27: from Lust, Lust, Lust recording sessions.