Label: Domino Recording Co
This sweeping, more-or-less-chronological compilation compresses Beat Happening's three-decade career into 23 tracks. Look Around favors the late-'80s albums Beat Happening and Jamboree, on which Calvin Johnson's fiercely independent yet fiercely polite trio invented a wry, gentle indie-rock genre. The second half of the collection makes space for the multi-tracked sprawl of late album tracks "Tiger Trap" and "Godsend." Mostly absent are the lovably shambolic singles and B-sides collected on 2003's Music to Climb the Apple Tree By.