The Hal al Shedad

Singles and Unreleased Recordings: 1995-1999

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A retrospective collection of singles, live tracks, and unreleased material by one of the greatest barely recognized bands of the '90s. The 16 tracks on the album include some of their best work from the numerous 7" singles they released, including sheerly intricate, stark, and ravenous songs such as "Riding with Angels," "Eloquent Loser," and "Solitaire." The live tracks, "Vampire Costume," "Plausible Deniability," and others, are pulled from the last two shows they played in Atlanta. Metered cacophony is interlaced with disjointed rhythm and self-puncturing lyricism. This is easily worth buying for anyone unfamiliar with this tragically addictive trio, and an absolute must-have for any fan.

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