This was actually a bit of a challenge to assemble, since many of the tracks only seemed to exist in the soulseek microcosm, but it was totally worthwhile.
If you're new to Sebadoh, or have only familiarized yourself with the post-Gaffney albums, The Freed Man is a gigantic heap of somewhat silly, somewhat sloppy, weed-cl0uded bedroom recordings with the audio clarity of a 4-track wrapped in cellophane. At this point, it was just Lou and Eric screwing around, but the ideas presented on this album are fantastically catchy and entertaining as anything they would go on to write on their "classic"III a few years later.
Except not. Because I like this album more than III.
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On an unrelated note, The Tragically Hip might be my least favorite band. Good god do they slurp on donkey pole.