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Old 10-02-2016, 04:41 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I believe this was the first punk album I listened to on my own accord, and it is just factually the best Misfits album (if you're not a ****ing poser bitch). I liked all kinds of punk that I'd been hearing from my parents (this was their CD), and I picked out an album to blast one day. This one looked looked the most badass. And at very high volumes, the badassness travelled through the music and into my mother****ing skull.

It still stands as a monster hardcore classic, ****ing heavy, ****ing hard, ****ing fast, ****ing dark, ****ing **** you in your stupid ****ing face
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Old 10-03-2016, 07:28 PM   #22 (permalink)
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This is a very important album to me and pretty much a mainstay and very frequent listen for me. There'd be a significant hole in my life without it.

I think this could be a great album to listen to to start getting into electronic music, it's just a super smooth glass of fine jams and sensuality. It's tongue in cheek but still as sexy and steamy as music can get, featuring downtempo hip hop virtuosity and radical turntablism from Dan the Automator, and some amazing vocals/narratives from two of the best and most diverse singers out there (Mike Patton and Jennifer Charles). This album is rampant with double entendres and amazingly magical melodies.

But I really just think it's not possible to dislike this
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Old 10-03-2016, 09:38 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Been meaning to listen to that. Might get on it after the Mondo and Glam Rock albums.
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I'll check that dictionary, but in the meantime I'm impressed - as is everyone else in the world - by your eloquence, obvious accomplishments and success, and the evidence of your blazingly high intelligence.
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Old 10-07-2016, 09:48 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Very hard to decide between this and White Noise for an entry, but I went here. I have such a strong admiration for this album, I've learned a lot from it, sarcastic or otherwise. Musically it is top tier industrial/noise rock, with dual bass clanging and mechanical drum clanks. It dips into experimental stuff on occasion as well.

Tod A is one of my all time heroes and voices, and a simply amazing songwriter. He does satire and that stuff at pretty much the highest level, but also can prove to be poignant. The lyrics are always beautiful either way. I feel like calling his songwriting "life changing" might be a bold statement, but if any lyrics ever were, these would at least be among them.

"Room 429" is actually my favorite song ever for lyrics. So dreary, apathetic, yet so revealing and moving. Every line us a gift from god.

What you don't understand is where everything's leading
When all of the signs you see still point to overload
As you reach out your hand, a shattered picture's receding
Like tail-lights along that lonesome stretch of broken road

'Cause you've been to the past and it's just a reminder
A recollection of faces that will never come to call
When you've cut through the mask
When you've been through the grinder
Sometimes you forget that you had ever been there at all
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Old 10-12-2016, 07:18 AM   #25 (permalink)
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by far one of the greatest albums ever made. like ever.
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Old 10-17-2016, 10:22 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Chokebore - A Taste for Bitters

It's not my favorite, that spot is reserved for the brilliant Anything Near Water, but this more of an album that "shaped my life". I heard this first, as my dad had this CD. I really liked it so much, the sound grabbed me. Really depressive in tone noise rock, great dynamic shifts, and crushing lyrics delivered through a really great voice from Troy Von Balthazar. Not like a "good" singer, but **** the world. His voice is one of a kind, very personal and perfect for the sad rock we have here.

The lyrics are a great display of depression and apathy and all that good stuff. Bringing you down while lifting you up. Great music, voice, lyrics, style. Great band that is forever an important part of my life.
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Old 10-18-2016, 10:32 PM   #27 (permalink)
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All of these albums have evoked emotional response, but this one here has managed to bring about a plethora of different feelings during different listens. It's brought to life feelings of existential sorrow, societal anger, peaceful optimism and more. It is my top Neurosis album and I could never not love it.

I must say, this specific album possibly has the best/most daunting opening seconds to anything i've heard. The sample, followed by the first lyrics that slither into your psyche like some kind of transcendent reptile lord.

my eyes were jaded, so close to the center I could not see

Never have I heard the tone set for an album so perfectly. That line does an amazing jib to introduce the experience you are about to have over the next hour or so. Should you endure, all the way through the monumental drumming ritual "Cleanse", you come out a new man
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my favorite album by far by Neurosis....and the first time i saw them was on this tour...that show changed my life

that sample in the beginning is Paul Bowles reading from his book The Sheltering Sky....you should read this book

i agree 100% with you....this album is really more a rite of passage than just a musical experience....great choice
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Old 10-19-2016, 12:44 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I knew where the sample was from but I haven't read that one yer
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Old 10-19-2016, 02:49 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Gotta do the obligatory NMN post, everyone knows they're like my favorite band



Pretty sure this was the first I'd heard, and anyone will tell you that it is a masterpiece of punk music. It's at the perfect spot in their discography, they're in their absolute prime. Striking an untouchable balance of the oddball funky post punk they played in their earliest days, the noisy and complex free hardcore of Sex Mad, the progression of that style and expanded suite jams of Small Parts, and a precursor to the more developed and experimental as well as accessible punk that'd come after, and with their tongues digging as deep into their cheeks as ever.

Listening to thus album it's plain to see that each musician is a damn master of their respective instrument, and they're just superb crafters of high energy, insanely tight, intricate, and well thought out hardcore music. And here, they have graced us with a flawless album that absolutely does not let up in it's constant flow of rocking
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