Sean Howe
March 28, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Supercluster: The Big Dipper Anthology

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Indie Rock

We gave it a B+

Big Dipper may have been under the radar, but the band, formed in ’85, was still a supergroup. When members of fidgety alt-rockers the Embarrassment and the slightly more walloping Volcano Suns teamed to create brainy songs about UFOs and sea monsters, they sounded like Jeopardy! contestants who’d spent their winnings on amplifiers and cowbells. The three-CD box, Supercluster, includes early recordings, plus rarities galore. Combined, these songs provide a clearer view of the quartet’s most heavenly offerings. B+
DOWNLOAD THIS: ”Ron Klaus Wrecked His House”

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