Singles collections can’t really be judged in the same light as full LPs. This one is no exception, but it serves its purpose grandly. Chronologically sequenced, this collection gives a nice view of the arc of the band, and how their sound has developed over the years. Not everyone has the patience, wallet or turntable to collect every 7″ these guys decide to press every other month, so these albums are great for us lazy-asses. Despite not being very cohesive (not that we expect that), this is actually a very good document of the whole “emo” phenomenon from the kings of the genre. Nothing like spawning a whole generation of v-neck sweatered, horn-rimmed followers with your math rock self.