This 24-track compilation of singles and rarities proves what hard-core fans have always known. From 1979 to '91, the U.K.'s ultimate cult act, Television Personalities, helped pioneer indie, twee, Madchester, shoegaze, neo-mod, Brit pop and more. From the Jesus and Mary Chain to the La's and Blur, nearly every major British group of the last 25 years has been influenced by T.V.P. And that's because founder Dan Treacy wrote perfect pop full of strange noises and gorgeous doom. He's a genius, really.