I was genuinely torn between posting this album and 2007's Let's Stay Friends. The latter is the first album of theirs I heard, and is arguably their best - more consistent, more of a whole, than any of their earlier albums. So why, you may well be wondering, did I post Inches instead? Well partly because it contains the original of 'The Sweat Descends' that was covered by Art In Manila for Monday's mixtape, but mainly because it is a compilation album, collecting together their vinyl-only singles recorded and released between 1995 and 2004. Because it is an older album, it naturally has a rawer sound, and because it is a compilation, there is little coherence or links between the songs. Overall, I feel, it makes for a better introduction to a fantastic band. Enjoy.
Les Savy Fav – Inches (2004)