Instead, the Glaswegian rockers -- whose brusqueness is often attributed to their hometown's urban rawness -- exhibit further maturation. "Hunted by a Freak" from 2003's Happy Songs for Happy People, kicks things off with vocals digitally obscured of their humanity. "New Paths to Helicon" parts 1 and 2, from the early singles compilation Ten Rapid, are represented in all their shimmering beauty and swell with longing, absent the fury unleashed on subsequent records. Young Team's whopping 1812 minute "Like Herod" is indicative of the soft-loud-soft formula in extended time. For a band whose reputed goal was to be the loudest in the world, on Government Commissions, Mogwai proves risking greater artistry reaps greater reward.