It’s a dense package paying overdue tribute to a worthy band in arguably their finest moment.
But the bonus material is the reason you need this reissue, despite it being hit and miss. Rogers sounds unenthused on Up Against It and the single version of Mr Milk is inferior, while Boulder Fair and Who Turned Out The Lights are two of the band's finest moments to not to make an album. The brilliance of Trike is well-established, but Tuesday Morning will blow fans' minds; it's what the Hourly, Daily's Tuesday could have been and, while it's not terrible, the band made the right decision. On the live front, Beat Party Live At Wiseold's, the original Hourly, Daily bonus disc, ranks with 1999's …Saturday Night, 'Round Ten as the best representation of the band live and is probably worth the price alone.
It's a dense package paying overdue tribute to a worthy band in arguably their finest moment.
This week's new sets include tunes from locals Little May (our Album Of The Week), Art Vs Science, Dan Kelly and Boy & Bear, plus releases from Tom Jones, The Decembrists and Mayday Parade.