Archers of Loaf: The Speed of Cattle

The Speed of Cattle

The Speed of CattleUsually collections of B-sides, outtakes, etc. are hit-or-miss. I love the song “What Did You Expect?”  and “Ethel Merman” (which always reminds me of the movie Airplane), and am actually surprised by the quality of most of the other tracks on this album. The songs tend to be a little less all over the place and spastic than some of the stuff on their first couple of albums, and in being more “pop” probably will piss off some purists, but this material seems to me to be a good bridge between the first two albums of angular craziness and the last two albums of more crafted, somber tunes.