Unrest

B.P.M. 1991-1994

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B.P.M. (for "Bridget, Phil and Mark," or -- if you prefer -- "beats per minute") closed out Unrest's career in typically scattershot style, serving up a crazy quilt of classic singles, quirky remixes and unreleased sides. As the subtitle indicates, these 15 tracks cover only the Bridget Cross-era incarnation of the trio, a lineup that yielded the seminal Imperial f.f.r.r. and Perfect Teeth albums as well as a series of superb seven-inches; while the inclusion of hard-to-find tracks like the Miaow cover "When It All Comes Down" and "Bavarian Mods" makes the set essential for fans, it's a shame B.P.M. wasn't conceived as a more straightforward singles collection instead -- remixes of favorites like "Cath Carroll" and "Imperial" are tedious, while the inclusion of two nearly identical versions of "Winona Ryder" (neither particularly worthwhile) is plain baffling.

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