The Ouevre of Bad Religion
Goofy title aside, I've spent the day listening to the complete works of Bad Religion, all of the EP's, Singles, and Albums. A friend gave me a big old zip file with them. I own most of the stuff on cassette from my youth, but it's nice to have it all listenable and iPodded. The thing that surprises me is how consistently they've grown as a band. They get a lot of shit for being "too corporate" now, but, even the newest album is just as angry and anti-government/anti-corporation as you can get. Sure, they got much slicker, and added "melodies" but, really, as a musician, you get to a point where you get sick of just shouting and making noise. The thing is the music gotten "better" and their political outrage has remained in tact. That's pretty admirable, as far as I'm concerned.
Maybe I'm wrong.