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Double Double Good: The Best of The Happy Mondays
U.K. indie favorites Happy Mondays helped lay the groundwork for contemporary EDM with a string of wiggy, sample-rich floor-fillers (when they weren't on ecstasy-fueled all-night benders). The Mondays have split and reformed several times, most recently in 2012, prompting the release of DOUBLE DOUBLE GOOD: THE BEST OF. Frontman Shaun Ryder helped compile the 17-track collection, making it a perfect encapsulation of the group's anarchic party ethos, with signature songs including “Step On,” “Kinky Afro” and “Loose Fit” joined by an otherwise unavailable 1985 single (“Delightful”) and fine comeback covers like “The Boys Are Back in Town.” On this day in 1989, Happy Mondays and The Stone Roses both made their debuts on U.K. TV's Top Of The Pops, and that's reason enough for us to celebrate the music of “Madchester” with DOUBLE DOUBLE GOOD.