The Melvins, Singles 1-12

Joe Gross

By Joe Gross

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
The sludge juggernaut gets a year-long showcase.

The Melvins preceded and post-date the Amphetamine Reptile label that this appears on; they're a sludge juggernaut machine that just keeps grinding. This is a collection of a year's worth of limited-edition singles, featuring weird mixes of major label tunes, killer covers (the Germs '"Lexicon Devil" kicks it off) genre exercises (the excellent "In the Rain" goes for the Oasis crowd) and general messing around. A terrific intro to the whole Melvins thing, which will be here long after we're all gone.