Guilt

Comprehensive Guide to Anger Management Composed in Drop D

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This excellently-titled compilation is not, in fact, comprehensive -- it ignores the 1997 EP Further entirely -- but it's nonetheless an excellent overview of the peculiar career of Louisville art-punks Guilt. Kicking off with a set of 1991 demos by Stepdown, the otherwise-unrecorded parent group of Guilt, the 25-track compilation neatly summarizes their increasing complexity, moving from fairly simple, traditional hardcore sturm und drang into a far more complex and varied post-rock assault akin to the likes of their Louisville compatriots Slint and Elliott. A Comprehensive Guide to Anger Management Composed in Drop D also contains the Synesthesia EP, and the Bob Weston-produced Bardstown Ugly Box in full (minus the hidden bonus track at the end of the latter album), along with two previously unreleased bonus tracks.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
0:30
2
2:22
3
1:48
4
1:48
5
1:57
6
2:36
7
2:27
8
2:31
9
2:54
10
1:17
11
1:50
12
1:47
13
2:42
14
2:47
15
1:44
16
2:43
17
2:23
18
2:40
19
3:50
20
1:31
21
5:15
22
4:55
23
8:32
24
5:10
25
5:25
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