Vs the Greatest of All Time

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Greatest of All Time
Vs the Greatest of All Time cover.jpg
EP by Archers of Loaf
Released September 19, 1994
Recorded 1994
Genre Indie rock
Length 17 minutes
Label Alias Records
Archers of Loaf chronology
Icky Mettle
(1993)Icky Mettle1993
Greatest of all Time
Vee Vee
(1995)Vee Vee 1995

Archers of Loaf vs. The Greatest of All Time (often shortened to "Greatest of all Time" or simply GOAT) is the first EP by North Carolina indie rock band, Archers of Loaf. The EP was recorded shortly after their first album Icky Mettle, and the styles are very similar.

The cover art for the EP includes a photograph of former Toronto Maple Leafs star King Clancy.

Critical reception[edit]

Robert Christgau gave the EP an A- grade, writing of the band, "they sound like a live band ready to service a living audience, their gleeful anger felt rather than assumed." When asked if this remark meant the band had fooled Christgau, the band's frontman Eric Bachmann told CMJ New Music Monthly, "Yeah...it probably just means we're good at it."[1] In 2012, Pitchfork Media's Paul Thompson wrote that the EP ranked "among indie rock's finest short-players", describing it as "17 utterly riveting minutes of bloodletting".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Robert Christgau (A-) link

Track list[edit]

All songs written by Eric Bachmann, Eric Johnson, Matt Gentling and Mark Price.

  1. "Audiowhore"
  2. "Lowest Part Is Free!"
  3. "Freezing Point"
  4. "Revenge"
  5. "All Hail the Black Market"

"Freezing Point" and "Revenge" are also features on the The Speed of Cattle LP.

The song "Greatest of all Time" was not featured on this release but rather their second full length, Vee Vee.


  1. ^ "This Month's Model". CMJ New Music Monthly. No. 20. 1995. p. 17. 
  2. ^ Thompson, Paul (2012-08-14). "Reissues Review". Pitchfork Media.