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Classic Album Review: Matthew Good Band | Loser Anthems

The Canadian alt-rocker assembles a compilation of rarities, oddities and outtakes.

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This came out in 2001 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


I enjoy Matthew Good as much as the next guy. But with no disrespect, I never really thought of the Canadian alt-rocker as the kind of artist whose unbridled genius and brillance make fans seek out his every recorded moment. Seems I was wrong.

And for those uber-fans, here’s Loser Anthems, an EP of Good oddities and leftovers from the past couple of years. There are a few big-riff, post-grunge numbers that could be outtakes from his last CD Beautiful Midnight, a couple of studio snippets and orchestral manoeuvres, some moody, broody acoustic cuts and one essential cut — the epic, haunting space odyssey Flight Recorder From Viking 7. But if you wanna hear it, act fast — quantities are limited. Wait too long, and you’ll deserve your own loser anthem.