BRIEFS, THE: Odd Numbers: CD

A collection of largely non-canon odds and ends by this now-legendary band. Tunes are culled from a variety of sources, many of them alternate takes of tunes found on official albums, live tracks, demos, and so on. Sound quality throughout is damned good—don’t think I’ve ever heard anything from ‘em that sounded like shit, come to think of it—though the way the tracks are broken up are sometimes a bit off, so ends and beginnings get clipped from one tune to the next. Fans will dig it and newbies will get the gist. –Jimmy Alvarado (Modern Action)