Casket Lottery Possiblies and Maybes

Likely the most prolific and proficient band to come out of the Midwest since Shiner, Kansas City's the Casket Lottery have always been the power trio with a difference — being that they pack such a colossal wallop, they sound more like a five-piece band. This collection of 20 outtakes, covers and EP tracks is stuff that hasn't made it onto one of the three brilliant full-lengths they've released in just five years together. It's a testament that they not only have this many rejects, but that they are all album-worthy. Some bands have trouble filling two albums in five years, these guys could have filled five and they would all have been good. (Second Nature)