Unsung: The Best of Helmet (1991–1997)

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Unsung: The Best of Helmet (1991–1997)
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Greatest hits album by Helmet
Released January 27, 2004 (2004-01-27)
Recorded 1990–1996
Genre Alternative metal, post-hardcore, heavy metal
Length 70:58
Label Interscope
Producer Various Producers, Page Hamilton
Helmet chronology
Aftertaste
(1997)Aftertaste1997
Unsung: The Best of Helmet (1991–1997)
(2004)
Size Matters
(2004)Size Matters2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[3]

Unsung: The Best of Helmet (1991–1997) is a compilation album of Helmet in its original form, consisting of vocalist/guitarist Page Hamilton, bassist Henry Bogdan, drummer John Stanier, and guitarists Peter Mengede (1989–1993) and Rob Echeverria (1994–1996). It was released in early 2004 in a run-up to the much-anticipated new Helmet album to be released later that year.

The title states the years 1991–1997, presumably because 1991 is the year that Interscope rereleased Strap It On; however, it was first released in 1990 on Amphetamine Reptile Records.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Page Hamilton, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Original album (year)Length
1."Repetition" Strap It On (1990)3:00
2."FBLA" Strap It On (1990)2:40
3."Bad Mood" Strap It On (1990)2:15
4."Sinatra" Strap It On (1990)4:31
5."In the Meantime" Meantime (1992)3:08
6."Ironhead" Meantime (1992)3:22
7."Give It" Meantime (1992)4:17
8."Unsung" Meantime (1992)3:57
9."Better" Meantime (1992)3:10
10."Just Another Victim" (feat. House of Pain)Helmet and House of PainJudgment Night soundtrack (1993)4:20
11."Wilma's Rainbow" Betty (1994)3:53
12."I Know" Betty (1994)3:41
13."Milquetoast" Betty (1994)3:53
14."Rollo"Henry Bogdan, HamiltonBetty (1994)2:38
15."Overrated" Betty (1994)2:40
16."Disagreeable" Feeling Minnesota soundtrack3:52
17."Pure" Aftertaste (1997)3:32
18."Renovation"John Stanier, Bogdan, HamiltonAftertaste (1997)2:55
19."Like I Care" Aftertaste (1997)3:19
20."Driving Nowhere" Aftertaste (1997)4:19
21."Exactly What You Wanted" Aftertaste (1997)2:36
Total length:70:58

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Unsung: The Best of Helmet > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved March 18, 2010. 
  2. ^ Brackett, Nathan. "Helmet". The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. November 2004. pg. 373, cited March 18, 2010
  3. ^ Endelman, Michael. "Unsung: The Best of Helmet". Entertainment Weekly. March 2004. pg. 68, cited March 18, 2010