A tremendous collection of early Bad Religion
that covers most of their hardcore and early post-hardcore period, including their debut record, How Could Hell Be Any Worse? Greg Graffin
's snarl is prominently displayed, and the band rages through this anthology's 28 tracks, which include three takes of their signature theme, "Bad Religion." Lots of tracks are suffused with a quasi-liberal, populist message (e.g., "Politics," "World War III," and "Oligarchy") and are more lyrically sophisticated than one might assume. An excellent introduction.