Listen to THE OLD ONES by the Bats.
The Bats are a great band, especially if you like them. I mean, even an impartial observer can appreciate their sound & their longevity. However, that's more something to admire than love. On the other hand, if you really like anything by the Bats, then you're in Kiwi heaven, because they've been so consistent for years and years.
The Old Ones is off "Fear of God," from 1991. I'm not sure it counts as their best record (I'm personally not enough of an aficionado), but the point is, it doesn't matter, since it's pretty good, just like everything they've done.