Fans of the Beatles and lo-fi recordings will eat this up like Froot Loops. This compilation of singles and "songles" might be better than any of Of Montreal's "proper" releases. Being from Athens, Ga., Of Montreal's music definitely betrays an Elephant 6 influence, but they're not as intense as Neutral Milk Hotel and not as far-out as Olivia Tremor Control. Of Montreal's music is much more catchy and concise. This isn't to say they're not experimental; this CD is chock full of bizarre chord changes and sections, weird little spoken word bits and occasionally grating bits of noise. But some of the melodies, which strike me as a combination of "Magical Mystery Tour" and old 1920s show tunes, are just devastatingly perfect and gorgeous: "A Celebration of H. Hare," a declaration of brotherly love which is practically tearjerking; "The Problem with April," which sounds like a rollicking marching band, "Nicki Lighthouse," which alternates a wonderful melody with kitchen sink instrumentation, "In the Army Kid," the stupendous, freakish "Ira's Brief Life as a Spider," and others. A handful of icky tracks mar the record a little bit, but there's at least 10 ace songs that make this collection well worth purchasing.