Except that line isn't on Slanted & Enchanted, but the subsequent EP that subtly honed its vision, "Watery Domestic." Both discs are included here, along with each release's outtakes, two sessions from John Peel's radio show, and a 13-cut live concert. If anything, the sprawl proves that these guys didn't really waste their style, but, like most competent artists, they focused it -- which is to say, their previously released material is still their best. The concert is ebullient, for example, but you had to be there. And anyone who buys this probably was.
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