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Wonderful Rainbow

Lightning Bolt

2003

Wonderful Rainbow

Album Summary

Wonderful Rainbow is the third studio album by noise rock band Lightning Bolt. It is considered to be their most accessible album, featuring heavy but catchy bass guitar riffs and frenetic drums. This album is listed in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, which describes the band as creating "a mix of sheer abuse and welcome diversity, for a truly challenging listening experience".

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Rating

2.41

Votes

4314

Genres

  • Rock
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Thu Apr 07 2022
2

I was downloading this as I boarded a plane so I could listen on the flight. It barely completed downloading before the door was shut and we were on our way. Without internet I had no inkling of what it was I was about to listen to. Somewhere over Idaho around the third “song” the plane encountered rough turbulence. I couldn’t help but wonder if this was going to be the last album I hear. The thought started making me giggle. And as the cacophony continued in my headphones the plane bounced more intensely and drinks were spilled and I giggled harder and odd uncomfortable looks were coming my way. If only I could be playing this over the plane’s PA... a vision that turned my giggling into open laughter. If you’re reading this then it would seem I survived both the flight and listening to this album. I was on the verge of awarding this my second ever 1 star rating. Then again, it did manage to give my flight a mad tea party vibe. I also really love the album cover. “Wonderful Rainbow” is a great title against the soundscape it presents. No, this will not be joining my lowest rated album even though I likely will never make it through the whole album ever again.

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Sun Dec 19 2021
4

A conversation from the mid-2000s: The White Stripes - "Ooooooo look how much noise we make with only two people." Death From Above 1979 - "But we make even more noise with two people so there!" Lightening Bolt - "Hold my pint..."

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Sun Dec 19 2021
3

Alright, but that's enough of that.

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Thu Feb 03 2022
1

2/10. Probably the least wonderful rainbow I've experienced. It was like someone took the noise of unplugging your earbuds in the middle of a song and made that into a whole damn album. There are definitely some bits where there is a bit of an interesting beat going, but not enough to redeem it in my eyes.

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Fri Jan 07 2022
5

This album was shown to me in 2014 by the weirdest, nicest guy I ever knew in College. Shoutout to you, Pat! A challenging listen at times, but the bass grooves are sick and really get me into a rythym. More accessible than a lot of noise rock haha. It probably should be a four, but I'm rounding up for positive memories and my bias for cool bass.

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Thu Feb 17 2022
5

Love this album. Lightning Bolt are one of the best live bands I've ever seen. Complete chaos. This is probably their best album too.

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Fri Aug 19 2022
5

Ridiculously fun and energetic, a missing link between metal and dance. Like throwing a box of firecrackers into a bonfire. One of the best discoveries I've made here, I just wish I'd been into them at the time.

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Sun Dec 19 2021
5

SHACK has me locked in his bedroom. Help.

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Fri Oct 14 2022
5

Incredible. It's like the rhythm is hanging on by a thread and they keep trying to cut it with a saw. Definitely best played loud, but it isn't just noise. There is real music in there. This is what I listen to this list for. Something completely new.

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Wed Dec 29 2021
4

I do like me some noise rock. Reminds me of hold your horse is, and they did come out only a year apart I suppose. I really enjoy the chaotic math rock rhythms, but there's some solid guitar work too. Gets a bit repetitive in places but overall good stuff, I was a little surprised it was on the list since it's not that well known and a bit niche

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Wed Jan 05 2022
4

This is bracing for a Tuesday morning. Crazy, inane, frenetic. Not an album I'd ever put on for fun, but a wild ride. I still bear the scars from seeing these guys at All Tomorrow's Parties festival. Not counting the time security made the crowd sit down; those guys are real killjoys.

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Wed Jan 05 2022
4

Never heard of them. Went in blind. Ooooh, yeah, vibes. Love this. Instantly reminded of And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead. Not sure why you'd bother with the vocal track except as possibly a hint? It's def growing on me. Crown of Thorns had an AC/DC guitar riff vibe to it. Fun! Okay, yep. Def an Elaine album. Certainly not for everyone, but I'm down with a well-done noise rock album for background music.

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Thu Jan 06 2022
4

Don't know what it says about me but I'm able to focus on task at while listening to this. I'll listen again along with the genre.

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Mon Apr 11 2022
4

Equally influenced by jazz as noise and punk. Inventive and brutal.

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Fri Jul 01 2022
4

Sounds like my brain is getting completely disintegrated in an atomic blast... in a good way. You know how people say that metal music makes them feel strong, like they could punch an elephant? This makes me feel like I should go to the nearest gym and ask to get punched in the face by the buffest guy there (again, in a good way).

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Fri Aug 19 2022
4

Despite its label of "noise rock", this album never encourages the listener to tune out. The indistinguishable vocals aid the album in becoming a discordant parody of rock tropes. With enough fresh bizarre riffs and melodies to keep each track distinct from the last, the fun of this album is the chaos it creates, and seeing just what it will throw at you next.

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Thu Sep 29 2022
4

You haven’t lived until you’ve seen Lightning Bolt live. You think this record is noisy, chaotic and heavier than Brendan Fraser in The Whale? This is a mere appetizer for the insanity of a Lightning Bolt show.

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Sun Dec 12 2021
3

Pretty good & heavy. Some rocking tunes but got pretty annoying at times

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Fri Jan 07 2022
3

This kind of noise rock not my cup of tea, but these guys not bad. “2 Towers” was the standout for me.

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Wed Feb 09 2022
3

Was not expecting to see Lightning Bolt, of all bands, on this list. Occasionally locks into a groove that doesn't really go anywhere. It's like if Death From Above 1979 decided to go as un-commercial as possible. When it hits, it's a massive burst of energy in static colors. Favorite tracks: "Dracula Mountain", "Crown of Storms"

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Wed Apr 06 2022
3

Wow. Unique. I thought a two-piece band but bass and drums not guitar and drums? How's that going to sound? Pretty cool actually. It's a lot of noise, which is a bit of a knock. But the bass is absolutely pumping; wouldn't have minded a bit more variety from the drums instead of just bash them as hard and as fast as possible. And just cut out the vocals, if you can call them that. It wouldn't be all the time, but I can see some situations where I'd go back and put this on. I found myself rocking out to 2 Towers on my second listen. I love the bass work on this album; not a lot else. Good offsets the bad, enough for an average rating.

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Wed Apr 06 2022
3

I think calling this noise rock is a bit unfair. The first time I heard this, I started thinking of this as just noise. Now, there are some moments where it does get very repetitive, and a BIT more melody would be more helpful. But as a whole, it's pretty good. A whole album does get a little... on the nerves. A song or two on shuffle is a nice palate cleanser, but 45 minutes worth? Nope.

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Wed Apr 06 2022
3

Insane that this is just bass guitar and drums. There were some cool ideas here, but the charm kinda wears off quick. It's not bad, it just seems very one-dimensional. Worth checking out, though!

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Mon May 23 2022
3

Noise Rock is a different kind of genre, it certainly is not for everybody. I would not place it as one of my favorite genres but I do enjoy this album. "Assassins" feels like a Muse interlude or filler track. It is good it just is all build with no resolve. Honestly that entire sentiment tracks for the album, "2 Towers" is seven minutes of build which is anxiety inducing. The back half of "On Fire" was good minus the vocals on that. "Longstockings" is a great track until the scratchy breakdown at the end and again minus the strange vocal parts. I want to love this album and at the same time I want to hate this album. Some of the noise was a little too much for me and other parts were amazing. It sounds like a lot of different artists most of the time I was getting Muse and I also heard some RHCP elements in there too and some others that I can't place but know. It is also a fairly quietly mixed album and I had to bump up my volume to hear it clearly.

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Wed Jun 15 2022
3

This was.... interesting. Not something I would listen to on my own, but the instrumentation and manipulation of sound is intriguing. Not necessarily my cup of superdupercaffeinated tea... but ... interesting. I definitely didn't hate it.

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Sun Oct 02 2022
3

3.5 - Fine as far as noise rock goes but hardly the most interesting, groundbreaking or truly excellent record of this genre. Dimery seems to have a blind spot for Japanese artists, otherwise Boredoms' "Super Ae" would be a much better noise rock selection that's weirder and more fun. Also more original since it was released 5 years prior to this record.

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Fri Oct 28 2022
3

30 seconds in and I was miserable. How was I going to get through the whole thing? But after about 2 minutes something clicked and I really dug the groove. I like the mix of noise, chaos, metal, dance, and jazz. Moreover, unlike a lot of the more esoteric albums on this list, I feel like these guys are *talented*, *know what they are doing*, and most importantly *are having fun*. That mood really comes out and infects the listener. Don't know if I can go all the way to 4, but I'm in the high 3s for sure. Consider my interest piqued!

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Fri Jan 07 2022
2

2.4 - challenging album to get through. “Crown of Storms” was a standout for me. That said, the album’s heavy, dissonant and lack of melodic sound made it a tough listen. I like bitterness in the right time and place - but I couldn’t eat a whole meal of it. Similarly, I could enjoy one or two of these songs to upend my palate, but I think less is more works best for me here.

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Thu Dec 30 2021
1

A windblown furore of noise. The book describes it as being challenging to listen to. Couldn’t have said it better

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Wed Jan 19 2022
5

In Apple Music unter „Punk“ geführt, rechnete ich bereits wieder mit dem üblichen Schlimmsten. Weit gefehlt. Das ist geil! Und ich bin erst beim vierten Song. Es bleibt auch nach dem zehnten Song dabei. Das ist geil! 2 x laut (!) durchgehört, meine Ohren fiepen. Das ist geil! Wie soll ich heute Nacht pennen?

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Thu Apr 28 2022
5

Like that part on an album when the band are tuning up or something gets unplugged, but thats the entire album... Superb

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Mon Jun 20 2022
5

classoicccccc

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Fri Sep 02 2022
5

One of my favorite band, One of my favorite album. What's good ? It is pure energy. Also try Thumper, a rythm-game made by Brian Chippendale. it's good! Appreciate that it is one of the 1001 best albums.

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Fri Oct 07 2022
5

Never heard of them but what a brilliant band! The mindblowing noise they make with just the two of them. Saw the once brilliant Editors live yesterday and it was boring. only light effects and bombastic stuff. This is the real.deal reminding me.of the dutch noise duo ZZZ.

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Thu Nov 10 2022
5

Strap on your seatbelts, this one rocks!

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Wed Sep 30 2020
4

Noise/math rock.

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Sun Dec 19 2021
4

What a pleasant assault on the ears. I'd love to see these live just to watch the drummer. very tempted to give this a 5 but I think that might be a bit much.

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Sun Jan 23 2022
4

A barrage of sound but I found myself grooving to it. I don't always love noise rock but this was really good. 4/5 stars

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Thu Feb 03 2022
4

Scratched a very specific itch for me. 8/10

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Fri Feb 04 2022
4

If entropy liked rock and could sing, it would sound like this

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Fri Feb 18 2022
4

Completely new to me - never heard of these guys before. Fresh, I liked it

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Sun Feb 27 2022
4

Ça fesse!!! J'ai bien aimé l'expérience! Faut être prêt à écouter ça mais j'ai trouvé ça cohérent, tout les sons et délires que le gars sort d'une bass c'est fou! Bien aimé le drum, bref une découverte et je vais checker leurs autres albums Pas pour tout le temps ni en soupant mais des fois ça fait sortir le méchant !!

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Mon Mar 07 2022
4

wow, die zag ik even niet aankomen! lekkere bak herrie zeg..

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Mon Mar 21 2022
4

I love the density and noisyness of this album.

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Fri Apr 08 2022
4

Very interesting, a lot of noises here

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Fri May 13 2022
4

Toimi yllättävänkin paljon! Ehkä musta tulee kokeellisen rokin ja noisen ystävä!

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Wed Sep 07 2022
4

Death Grips??????

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Fri Sep 09 2022
4

Well, from the chaos emerges order. Not something I'd go out of my way to listen to, but am I put off by it? No.

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Fri Sep 16 2022
4

I laughed aloud during '30,000 Monkies' when realizing that its wild title so squarely fits its wild sound. My ears enjoyed these noisy creations.

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Mon Nov 07 2022
4

Really enjoyed this

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Wed Nov 09 2022
4

That's utterly crazy, it's quite the opposite of what I like and still it's so damn interesting, I would listen to it again and that's absolutely unexpected considering my taste. I wouldn't say it's one of my favourite until now at all, but still, the surprise sometimes is worth even more. Maybe it's just that I know nothing of the genre but I have never heard anything like this and it's amazing

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Wed Nov 30 2022
4

Excellent en se levant le matin, ça réveille en sale!

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Thu Dec 01 2022
4

No longer in the book. Wasn't that bad tho :D

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Mon Jan 17 2022
3

Kann man das performen ohne die erste Reihe den Genuss eines Amphetamin-Schweiß-Sprinklers zu schenken? Raw 2.5

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Mon Jan 31 2022
3

This had some really interesting points but in general I find a little bit of the Noise Rock goes a very long way for me. The focalization (particularly the kind of nasally “Captain Beefheart sings The Blimp” only more incomprehensible” stuff I’d had enough of after about two minutes). I suspect it would all be a lot more effective live where the energy of performance could better carry the periodically discordant chaos.

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Thu Feb 03 2022
3

Grating to listen to but I have to admit the drumming was fantastic. 5/10

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Thu Feb 17 2022
3

MAX volume required. As I've said before, I do like noise. 3 good record "Duel In The Deep" kinda hurt my ears though, don't listen to that one. It's sad cause I would've liked that one if it wasn't for the screeching.

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Sun Feb 27 2022
3

Mon genre de challenge. C’est très niché comm style. Ma fille me disait « Mais pourquoi? » en entendant l’album. Parce qu’ils sont capable de le faire! Il y a plusieurs riffs intéressant. C’est demandant comme écoute d’un album au complet, mais c’est le genre d’album que je vais ressortir dans des discussions avec des amis musiciens.

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Sun Feb 27 2022
3

C’est pas une écoute facile ça, mais je suis content de l’avoir fait. Ils ont beaucoup d’énergie. On voit les liens avec Death before 1979.

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Wed Mar 09 2022
3

Kolejny przyklad tego jak lista potrafi odpowiedziec na notatke czlowieka, dwa dni temu niespodziewany traczek od Chicago, ktory mial byc pradziadem noisowego rocka, a dzisiaj dostaje undergrundowy noise na picka, wonderful rainbow jest trzecim krazkiem zespolu, a raczej duetu lighning bolts w ktorego sklad wchodza basista Brian Gibson i drumowy wokalista rowniez Brian, ale Chippendale, chlopaki z wschodniego wybrzeza hameryki, jesli Chicago bylo praszczurem noisa to tutaj jest juz w pelni rozwiniety koncept czystej nieczystosci dzwieku i ogolnego szalenstwa, bo tak najlepiej mozna okreslic takie drumowanie, ktore jest jednak polaczone z basem tak ciezkim jak chwytliwym, ciezko przykladac wage do liryki, bo wydaja sie one improwizowanymi onomatopejami w wiekszosci, z 10 trakow na tych 41 minutach, jedynie dwa sa w miare spokojnie zagranie, to jest otwierajacy hello morning i tytulowy wonderful rainbow, natomiast pozostale 39 minut krazka, to czyste szalenstwo dzwieku jednej gitary i kompletu drumow, nie byl to latwy odsluch, ale jednak wydaje mi sie, ze tak unikalnego brzmienia ciezko bedzie zapomniec, a podobno jest to najbardziej przystepny dla sluchacza material zespolu, wiec co sie musi wyprawiac na reszcie dyskografii, a banda nadal tworzy i podobno ma status kultowej wsrod koneserow noisowego brzmienia, najbardziej plejkowymi trakami sa jak dla mnie dracula mountain i 30k monkies, kolejny ciekawy i odkrywczy albumik listowy

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Mon Mar 14 2022
3

so I have no idea why they named the album this because the last thing I think of is a rainbow its super rough, scratchy instrumentals but actually not bad 3.5

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Thu Apr 21 2022
3

Not my specific cup of tea, but I appreciate the skill behind the music!

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Fri Apr 29 2022
3

Nice to have something that's kind of in my wheelhouse, that I'd not heard of. This was OK but nothing amazing

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Fri May 13 2022
3

Tää oli ekalla kerralla aikoinaan päräyttävämpi kokemus. Mut kyl edelleen toimii. Täytyy arvostaa biisien rakentumista ja tiettyä hienovaraisuutta, vaikkei se ihan päällimmäisenä tule esiin.

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Sun May 22 2022
3

An intense migraine for 41 minutes and 44 seconds. Not as bad as it sounds; well it's better than being bland. Best Tracks: Assassins; Dracula Mountain; Crown of Storms

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Fri Jun 03 2022
3

I was expecting to hate this and surprisingly didn't. Not really something I could listen to for extended periods of time but it was pretty good. 3.5 stars

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Mon Jun 13 2022
3

IT'S VERY NOISY ISN'T IT?! I DID need to hear this before I died. Not sure if a quiet Sunday morning outside was the right time, but I hear you Lightening Bolt.

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Mon Jun 13 2022
3

This album was kind of weird. Some of it was a 4, a lot of it was a 2 at best. It was just all over the place.

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Wed Jul 20 2022
3

This noise rock band is loud, aggressive and in your face. I was surprised to read that it consists of only two members, a drummer and a guitarist. It was also surprising to read that they cite Philip Glass and Sun Ra as influences. But after listening more closely I can hear Glass’ repetitive driving rhythms and Sun Ra’s psychedelic improvisations, all amped up on speed of course. Despite the chaotic onslaught of noise I was surprised at how listenable this was. I won’t seek this out normally but if I’m ever in the mood for some noise this is quite good.

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Wed Jul 20 2022
3

One thing you can be sure of is that no one's ever gonna sue these guys for plagiarism! They're brutal to listen to but I like their attitude, their relentless unlistenable determination and the fact they can create this wall of noise with just a bass and drum kit. Then of course there's the singing.... I'm glad 1001 picked what is considered their most "accessible" album. A step up from Napalm Death.

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Wed Jul 20 2022
3

When I hear this album, the LAST thing that comes to mind are rainbows… i thought I was really going to hate this album, and surprisingly - I didn’t. It is loud and noisy, but there is something interesting about it. I am glad that I got a chance to hear it. I don’t know if I would ever decide to listen to it again one day voluntarily… 3/5.

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Wed Jul 27 2022
3

A little much

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Thu Aug 25 2022
3

I love some noise rock. Low's Hey What way one of my favourite albums of 2021. If this is Lightning Bolt's most accessible album, I feel their fan base would be quite small. The tracks with some good bottom end fuzz and driving distortion laden bass lines were great. The grating high frequency barrage was a bit much at times. I wish I could give it a 2 1/2...

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Thu Sep 08 2022
3

Noise rock. Me ha empezado gustando pero al final se me ha hecho bola. Un 3.

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Mon Sep 19 2022
3

A wonderfully frenetic romp of an LP. Not all melodic attempts here work with the hyper-aggressive instrumentation and delivery, but for the most part this one flies by in a usually enjoyable rush.

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Wed Sep 21 2022
3

nope

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Wed Sep 28 2022
3

Good noise

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Sun Oct 02 2022
3

The definition of Noise Music. Not sure if I like this. Math rock/math metal. The songs are getting more melodic as the album goes on, which has improved my rating.

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Thu Oct 20 2022
3

3.25

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Fri Nov 04 2022
3

6,5

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Thu Nov 24 2022
3

Respectfully, this sounded like one long song. I didn’t hate it but I couldn’t get into it.

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Sat Oct 17 2020
2

Not in latest (2018) book.

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Mon Sep 14 2020
2

A little too out there for my taste. Interesting sounds, but not for me.

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Sun Dec 19 2021
2

apprezzo le sperimentazioni, meno il rumore

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Wed Jan 05 2022
2

I tried. I really, really tried. I’m not a punk fan. Like at all. But I really tried with this one. If each song was maybe no more than 2 minutes, then this would be ok. But I don’t need 3 plus minutes of headache inducing music that only gets louder when the headache is getting worse. Maybe if I was in one of those destruction room bars where you can just break a bunch of shit to vent your frustration. But this didn’t do it for me, not one iota. But at least it’s not, shudder, Nightfly

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Fri Jan 07 2022
2

Very much like a fistful of Reese’s peanut butter cups mixed into a bowl of pickled herring.

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Fri Jan 07 2022
2

This gets a second star because I thought the drumming was excellent.

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Sun Jan 16 2022
2

This album was too noisy for me. Tracks like "2 Towers" and "Crown of Storms" would attempt to get interesting, and then the amount of chaos would ramp up. No thanks.

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Thu Feb 10 2022
2

This was definitely interesting but really not my style. I have a lot of love for the experimental aspect of it though but I will not revisiting.

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Thu Mar 03 2022
2

I didn’t really like it

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Thu Mar 03 2022
2

Very noisy. Some of the noise am actually sounded nice though.

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Thu Mar 24 2022
2

Loud. 5/10

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Thu Apr 07 2022
2

Hmmm. I didn't really enjoy this nor did I find it very interesting in its unpleasantness. I found it temporarily and only slightly more interesting when I learned that this is just drums, bass, and vocals. But then my interest waned again. But I'm not mad that it exists. If this is their most accessible album, I'm a bit curious about the others. Those might be more interesting.

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Thu Apr 07 2022
2

Noise rock. "Noise" is defined as "a sound that lacks an agreeable quality or is noticeably unpleasant or loud." When explaining the raison d'être for noise rock, guitarist Steve Albini of Big Black said, "Anybody can play notes...the point here is stretching the boundaries." I would point out that a hug is something pleasant, but stretching the boundaries makes it strangulation. Stretching the boundaries is not always good. I like notes. There were some moments of interest in this, but I would have enjoyed a "best five minutes" version.

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Wed Apr 13 2022
2

This album made me realize I may not like punk as much as I thought

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Thu Apr 14 2022
2

2.5 overstayed its welcome and got a little annoying by the end but not the worse thing i've ever heard.

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Fri Apr 15 2022
2

uselessly confused

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Wed Apr 20 2022
2

I never felt more like I had a hangover when I didn't have a hangover when I listened to this.

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Fri Apr 29 2022
2

Not sure when I'd be in the mood for this. Frenetic.

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Sun May 01 2022
2

If I wanted to hear 40 minutes of angry, unpleasant noise then I could just tell my wife she really DOES look fat in those jeans. But who am I kidding, that would be 3 days of unpleasant noise. 2 stars, only because a couple of songs had some redeemable qualities. I just hope the boys in that band wear ear protection.

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Fri May 13 2022
2

Jees onpahan noisekin koettu. En osaa oikein arvostella tätä, ei oo mun juttuja man mut ihan siistiä. 2/5 maku, josta en ole vielä oppinut pitämään.

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Sun May 15 2022
2

There were parts of this that were fun, interesting sounds - these guys can clearly play their instruments - but they didn't take it anywhere worth listening to. Very little coherence, nothing behind it. Noise rock is a very apt name. 2/5 as it had quite a few moments of interest, but definitely nothing more than that.

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Mon May 23 2022
2

Bizzare album. Not everyone's cup of tea... Not sure it is mine either, but I did enjoy listening to it more than expected. 2/5

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Thu Jun 16 2022
2

Zwischen 2 und 3. Tendenz eher zu 2.

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Fri Jun 17 2022
2

This caused me a tremendous amount of anxiety. Like I had to hurry up and finish the album because I needed to be somewhere. Not an enjoyable listen at all. Fantastic bass and drum skills. Really these guys are good, but it's just too chaotic to be an enjoyable listen. There are those songs that have super chaotic intros or devolve into chaos at the end but have an actual song in there. This album is a 21 min chaotic intro that devolves into 21 more minutes of chaos.

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Thu Jun 23 2022
2

męcząca

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Wed Aug 10 2022
2

I am not super into Lightning Bolt, but they are quite a force.

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Wed Aug 17 2022
2

Errrr

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Wed Aug 17 2022
2

Nah, not for me.

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Wed Aug 24 2022
2

I can see why it's well reviewed, but not my style

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Thu Aug 25 2022
2

Pretty dire. Some good motifs but just absolute trash between them.

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Thu Aug 25 2022
2

I don't like it when the reviewer promises a 'truly challenging listening experience". This is definitely hard, fast, loud, but there's some artistry to it. Now, how do I get rid of this ringing in my ears?

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Wed Aug 31 2022
2

Would be good if pissed out of your head and full of speed. Sober, it is just noise!

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Thu Sep 29 2022
2

A couple of interesting beats, but mostly just not my thing.

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Wed Oct 05 2022
2

Favourite track(s): Assassins; Dracula Mountain Somehow this was easier to listen to than Joni Mitchell. The bass lines are kind of cool and it is less incoherent than I expected when I read the term Noise Rock. Still, it's noisy and I won't listen to it again. Ever.

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Wed Oct 19 2022
2

This might be the opposite of what I listened to yesterday. I had to look up what IDM is. I can't believe anything/anyone would self-identify that way. Who can dance to this? The rhythm is so jilted and angular. There were definitely parts of it that were cool and parts of it to like, but honestly it feels more academic than anything else. There's definitely a time and place for this, but I don't think I know when or where that is. Standouts: Dracula Mountain, Crown of Storms, Longstockings, Duel in the Deep

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Thu Oct 20 2022
2

There are some great, interesting noise albums. This one is ok.

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Fri Oct 21 2022
2

oh man. all the songs thus far are like the intros to songs that end up being just the songs. About halfway into Towers and I just want it to stop. Man this stinks. some of it is followable, others is just a wall of sound.

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Wed Oct 26 2022
2

This is borderline punk. Bad punk. This just isn't my genre.

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Fri Oct 28 2022
2

The review for being on this list included that it was a “challenging listen” yep

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Mon Oct 31 2022
2

As convinced as I am that main purpose of this is to be interesting rather than pleasant I just kept getting a bit bored. 10% of the album is just annoying noise, 10% is very interesting and inspired but 80% just flew by me despite it's best efforts to be anything else than boring.

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Tue Sep 08 2020
1

a bit sloppy, but I get that they're trying abstraction

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Mon Sep 14 2020
1

Not my thing at all. Very loud/abrasive.

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Tue Sep 29 2020
1

Sounds like a complete mess

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Sun Dec 19 2021
1

I listened and all I got from this was kill John Lennon. So to try and distract me from my murderous thoughts I’m going to dip my tiny hand into some curry powder and fist the neighbours dog. There’s a good boy shacky

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Fri Dec 24 2021
1

If that’s their most accessible album, I hate to think what the others sound like!

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Mon Dec 27 2021
1

It's just noise.

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Sun Jan 09 2022
1

Made it through 2 songs

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Wed Jan 12 2022
1

Maybe I don't understand it but it sounded like noise, not music

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Sun Jan 16 2022
1

Album lacking melody, harmony was bad. This type of off-rhythm instrumental metal is not my thing at all.

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Mon Jan 31 2022
1

That's not music, just 40 minutes of noise.

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Thu Feb 10 2022
1

Boooooooooooooring

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Sun Feb 13 2022
1

Нда

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Sun Feb 20 2022
1

What were his criteria when it came to choosing the 21st century albums to make the list?

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Mon Mar 07 2022
1

Ik zou willen dat ik 0 sterren of een negatief aantal sterren kon geven.

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Mon Mar 07 2022
1

Ik sta best open voor wat harde beukende muziek maar hier hoor ik werkelijk niks in. Zo a-ritmisch en a-tonaal dat dit echt niet langer dan een paar minuten vol te houden is.

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Mon Mar 07 2022
1

Dit kan je met goed fatsoen toch geen plaat noemen die iedereen gehoord moet hebben. Na 1 nummer was ik al klaar. Blegh!

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Wed Mar 09 2022
1

Had to immediately turn down the volume after the 1st song started. So far not off to a great start, didn't like the 2nd track. I'm more a fan of lyrics and singing which these songs so far don't have much of. Not to say that I don't enjoy instrumental songs, I just haven't been feeling this album so far. 2 Towers didn't need to be 7 minutes long, it feel like the same part repeated for 5 of those minutes. No progression at all, very boring. Fast forwarded through the last couple songs and wasn't impressed. Not my kind of style.

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Thu Mar 10 2022
1

Fuck that

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Wed Mar 16 2022
1

Loud. Very loud. The album title is misleading. Anyway, not in the mood for this - maybe a different day, but it's painful.

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Wed Mar 30 2022
1

First "did not finish" of 1001. Awful noise rock.

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Thu Apr 07 2022
1

Really got to be in the right mood to listen to this band. "Noise noise noise noise!" It was okay to get a taste of it but really nothing I would show to anyone. Not sure how or why they made it on this list.

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Thu Apr 07 2022
1

So...ummm...this one is not for me... There were isolated, fleeting moments where I thought, "Oh, okay, I can get into...nope, nevermind!" Otherwise, it was all, "Nope and nope."

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Thu Apr 14 2022
1

Lasted 2 tracks. The genre is noise rock but to me it's just a fuckin noise. 1

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Wed Apr 20 2022
1

I’ll not be listening to this again any time soon!

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Thu Apr 21 2022
1

Appalling rubbish.

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Thu May 05 2022
1

Not at all pleasant...

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Sun May 15 2022
1

Fucking atrocious.

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Sun May 22 2022
1

Nope. Absolutely not.

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Wed Jun 15 2022
1

I would classify this as "noise" more than actual music

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Wed Jun 15 2022
1

Noise rock. Básicamente ruido

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Thu Jul 14 2022
1

That was a very bad album.

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Mon Jul 18 2022
1

It sounds like someone is trying to beat the radio shack for more information. Either that or a gang of toddlers got ahold of their parents instrument's. Probably listenable if you're into that sorta thing. This album has about ten seconds of listenable music. But I assume that's just when the babysitter walked in. Don't worry he left quite quickly

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Wed Jul 20 2022
1

Unrelenting shit. They have eight albums of this! "Hello Morning", the first song on the album, is ALL you need to hear of this band's entire catalogue.

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Thu Jul 28 2022
1

Hi ha experimentacions auditives que potser no caldria incloure en la categoria de música. Aquí dos estudiants d'art juguen a epatar l'oient amb un mur de soroll que no inclou cap gest de creativitat ni inspiració. A alguns els hi sembla una genialitat, i surt en una llista suposadament creïble com aquesta, així que els nois poden donar-se com a guanyadors de la pantomima

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Sun Aug 21 2022
1

Made it 4 songs. Sorry, "a mix of sheer abuse and welcome diversity, for a truly challenging listening experience" wasn't for me

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Thu Aug 25 2022
1

Noise pollution

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Fri Aug 26 2022
1

terrible

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Fri Aug 26 2022
1

Wow. I really wanted to not hate it, but I hated it.

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Sun Aug 28 2022
1

This was definitely noise. Wonderful noise? Not really. Did it paint a rainbow image in my head? Not particularly.

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Wed Aug 31 2022
1

Not for, some rock this just to hard rock for me

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Thu Sep 01 2022
1

It's a shame this thing gets better (linearly, more or less) as it plays, since the first fifteen to twenty minutes are utter dross. I'm grateful for listening, I suppose: The duo format is interesting, and there are a few ideas recorded here. It's mostly really boring noise, and not the challenging kind. Instantly hatable.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
1

Heard it before?: No Enjoy it?: Not at all, experimental music needs to grip you in some way special and this just doesn’t at all, it’s just noise to me personally Favourite song: None, don’t think I will be coming back to this again

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Fri Sep 09 2022
1

awful awful awful

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Thu Sep 22 2022
1

Absolute s***. Sounds like a bunch of preschool kids have broken into the music room. First album I didn't even finish. First album that gets 1* This album is nothing more than discordant noise.

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Fri Sep 23 2022
1

BAD NOISE

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Fri Sep 30 2022
1

This is horrible, every song is just a barrage of chaotic noise

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Fri Oct 14 2022
1

I just wasn’t aware how many ‘artists’ are out there making horrible noise, passing it off as music and receiving critical acclaim. Guess I can thank this list for bringing that to my attention…

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Fri Oct 14 2022
1

This is not music. It is noise. It made me question my sanity. I only made it to the 4th track and bailed because holy fuck this is AWFUL. If I could give it negative stars it would be a -5

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Wed Oct 19 2022
1

Makes ears bleed

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Wed Oct 19 2022
1

Where’s the zero Probably one of the most painful listening experiences Cover art: it has some merit. Although I suspect the grey is taking over. Not vice versa

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Wed Nov 02 2022
1

1/10 not my thing

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Sun Nov 13 2022
1

There are choices people make in life and these fuckers had the balls to make this shit. Why is this something I must hear before I die. I am more convinced now more than ever I could have become an "artist" and made it on this list. This is getting a rare 1 star from me.

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Sun Nov 13 2022
1

Fuck no.

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Tue Nov 29 2022
1

I really don't like noise rock. It's stressful and distracting. I just stand there confused and angry.

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