Besides The between-records album Besides includes alternate versions of previous releases plus songs that didn't make it onto File Under: Easy Listening . Highlight: "Needle Hits… 1995-07-25 Sugar Rock
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Besides (1995)

Details Release Date: Jul 25, 1995; Lead Performance: Sugar; Genre: Rock

The between-records album Besides includes alternate versions of previous releases plus songs that didn't make it onto File Under: Easy Listening. Highlight: ''Needle Hits E,'' a poppy B side from 1992's Copper Blue in which singer Bob Mould pronounces MTV as ''empty TV.'' The bonus (first 25,000 copies only) CD, a recording of an entire Minneapolis show from the FU:EL tour, sucks out the prettiness emphasized on File Under. Bob Mould sounds hoarse and the band seems infuriated by its own catchiness. But Sugar completists will be pleased. B+

Originally posted Aug 04, 1995 Published in issue #286 Aug 04, 1995 Order article reprints