Supercluster: The Big Dipper Anthology
by Big Dipper
Released: Mar 2008
Label: Merge Records
Supercluster compiles everything these semi-legendary Boston indie-rockers recorded for Homestead Records, skips the major-label disaster Slam, and adds outtakes and an unreleased final album, Very Loud Arrays (disc three here). Noisy, jangly, harmony-filled (and slightly geeky) gems abound, including "All Going Out Together," a tuneful anthem about a nuclear disaster, and "Ron Klaus Wrecked His House," which describes our idea of a perfect Saturday night. The unreleased music hews closer to the classic BD sound than Slam did, hooks and ragged harmonies included.