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L'Eau Rouge

The Young Gods

1989

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L'Eau Rouge

Rating

2.28

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3366

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You never know if you truly like something until you try it, and now I can say with confidence that French industrial rock songs about period blood are not for me. Best track: Les enfants

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What is THIS? Creepy, atmospheric orchestration under a growling baritone frontman, en francais? Count me in.

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Ok so it's like if a French Pink Floyd and 9 Inch Nails had a baby? But also the baby kind of sucks.

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I wanna get off the boat Mr Wonka

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Angry French with his angry buddies pounding on their synthesizers. If I ever become crazy and lock someone in my basement, this will be on the playlist. From that moment on; they will know my pain.

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if tom waits were to have been born french and scored a high paced low budget slasher

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Interesting album. Some great sounds and very experimental. Liked the mix of French and English and the different styles put together.

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Pretty sure this is what Ministry would sound like if they were French and Al consumed more Brie than heroin. In other words, I enjoyed it. (But kinda missed the heroin.)

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Ok, so there's noise rock and punk and black metal and industrial, and then there's this. This album was actively painful to listen to. This is p harsh, but the only reason it will be memorable will be from the scars left from listening to it.

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5

i'm summoning ALL the patience my body has to offer, i WILL listen to this in its entirety. well it payed off around 4 minutes into the first song so that's great haha this is much more my thing. second song is going to be a banger can tell from the start. i love this so much lol this is so exciting. the title track is great too ugh. i got curious about the lyrics but i'm having trouble finding translations :( i'm used to listening to music in languages that i don't understand but lyrics are normally more easily available D: found rough translations for a couple of songs so that's better than nothing. vocals aside, the last two tracks sound way more like my idea of music from the 80s lol they're pretty different from the rest of the album. well i'm done, i enjoyed this a lot and i saved pretty much all songs so i'll probably just come back to the album.

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This record reminded me of when former football commentator Gerald Sinstadt and I took a cricket bat to a bag of kittens. What a day. We went back to mine for a Happy Meal and then both licked out my mum. Gerald commentated throughout. Well... when he didn't have his mouth full of course. My word she had an ungodly amount of anal warts.

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Bizarre. I found this simultaneously repugnant and entrancing. Flitting from some sort of mad euro-thrash metal to the avant-garde (at times very much like Tom Waits - except in french, which really doesn't help). I must have played the whole album 4 or 5 times so far but I'm still no nearer to understanding what's going on. I don't even know if I like it or not. It just sits there, demanding to be played (again) and that way madness lies. I'm quite disturbed, both by it and how it makes me feel. I'm going to try never to play it again and to forget I ever heard it.

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On réalise rapidement lors de l'écoute que la grammaire française et la bonne prononciation des mots de la vie courante n'est pas la priorité de ce groupe suisse.

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Is this brave? Or stupid? Can’t decide. It’s like the weirdest pub band I can imagine! French industrial synth rock? Who the fuck knew! I’ll come back to it a few times before deciding for sure but at the moment it’s a solid 3. Some will adore this, many will loathe it!

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This was a fascinating industrial/cabaret album, I adore the atmosphere! Some of the songs were a little repetitive for my taste, but I liked most of them.

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- "wtf" - me after the first song - "W T F ?" - me after songs 2-14 - this album sounded like a weird combination of bad French rock and a Disney film soundtrack - needless to say, it just did not do it for me

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Parts of this reminded of the boat tunnel scene in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It got weird, dark, a little creepy, and altogether unpleasant.

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Gritty, Dark, and Circus/Cabaret. I fucking love the vocal delivery, grooves, and backing noise.

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Even though I couldn't understand the lyrics I still understood the music. Great stuff.

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idk yet

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4

Good albom. Different to normal and french

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Really unique electronic/industrial/orchestral music from Switzerland that avoids sounding dated. I didn't hate the vocals. Glad to have the opportunity to listen to it. I might only come back for tracks 1 (La fille de la mort) and 9 (L'Amourir).

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I kind of love everything about this. It's sort of cute how dark it's trying to be. It reminds me a lot of the Moulin Rouge soundtrack, and I mean that in the best way possible. Love Les Enfants

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I have the album that came out on ipecac, but that recorded many years later. Zero similarities, lol. This is weird drunk bar music, thrash industrial, modern classical??? This is amazing.

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Great French rock/metal.

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Hated the vocals a lot but this album disturbed/even scared me to earn very respectable 4 stars

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After the eight minutes of La fille de la mort I understand a connection between industrial and post-punk which I missed before. If this album came out today but with more traditional rock backing I would be as interested as I am in hindsight. The strings are just traditional enough for me to grip as the band dives into more obviously industrial territory. Some of the samples come across as anti-The-Mood, but it's relentlessly intriguing. A grower because of that confusion, perhaps, but great on first listen. There is truly little new in music.

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4

Really great stuff. Super ahead of its time.

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4

Solidly enjoyable album, caught maybe 33% of the french words haha

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Enjoyed it more than expected, although it's eerie soundscape was off-putting.

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decent fun, french industrial growling

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Kurt Weill, Swans and Einstürzende Neubauten walk into a bar... Seriously though, any band that influences Bowie rates high for me. Wasn't that familiar with this album and only ever got into T.V. Sky, the follow up to this which is in English. Not an album that I will have on high rotation due to its brutal sounds but this rates high for me

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Allez la Suisse! Hopp Schwiiz! Whatever the Italian version of Go Switzerland is! The Young Gods, the third great Genevan export - just behind Calvinism and money laundering. If we're going Swiss though, can we get some Celtic Frost as well please oh lords of the list?

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Bit hard, but nice

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quite good yet put me in a really sour mood

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Strange one this as it is tagged as industrial music I was expecting more of an "Einstürzende Neubauten" feel, but this is something different. Heavy reliance on sampling/tape loops I can see credit in it's ingenuity and creativity, but..... I realise I am not an aficionado of Swiss Post Punk Industrial music. "Criers Les Cheins" "Charlotte" "Envoye'" (Live Zurich21/12/89) are the most appealing tracks I think but not one on my list of greatest albums I am afraid. Perhaps the Live experience is better than the record? Wouldn't be the first time would it.

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Who'd a thunk a French language metal album would bethis good? Rating 4 so I take a moment to listen again

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From the cover, which is pretty good, I expect something noisy. Never heard of the band. And diving in we've got ... French? OK reading about them, Swiss Industrial. Alrighty, I'm game. Starts out surprisingly dainty and one could even say a bit Swiss. Gets louder and weirder and kind of industrial. This guy has a great growl. I like the strings and other things going on. Really good pacing and transitions in places. Ultimately a bit wearing. Liked Rue des tempetes and Longue route was the most, um, accessible? and gave me what felt like solid ground to decide I like them pretty well. 3.5 stars. Rounding up for innovation.

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Never listened to this industrial group for some reason. It's a good record! Love the lo-fi experimental sound, which has a kind of collage feel applied to grizzly rock sounds. The best tracks are menacingly dark. Sometimes the deep growled vocals verge on making it a caricature of edgy cool macho music (or like a homage to early Swans). The track "Charlotte" has a kind of gothic cabaret feel, which I did not enjoy at all. But overall, 4*. It's like Swans meets Faust or something. Glad I heard it.

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Interesting moody French industrial record. Loved it - so moody it actually spooked me out while listening on a night time drive. Kind of a gem like Suicide’s debut.

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Jako kul i jako zanimljiv album. Osjecala sam se ko da slusam neki mjuzikl. Vjerojatno moulin rouge zbog kabareta.

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Was wondering what this would be - I assumed some kind of Euro alt rock before listening. Wiki says it's industrial but it doesn't sound like the other stuff I've heard... ok by the second song it's more like KMFDM/Ministry/Skinny Puppy etc. Still different to those bands though, like it's more performance art than music. I'd describe the tracks less as songs and more as "pieces", if that makes sense (or Stücke, if I was going to be a wanker about it). Would probably listen again though, probably will. 3/5.

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At first I wasn’t sure about this album, but I was pleasantly surprised with it.

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I'm really enjoying the foreign language records chosen for this book. They're all pretty stellar (imagine that) and I probably would never have listened to them otherwise.

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assez cool

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Definitely out there but some of it was actually pretty cool. Saved track: “Rue des tempetes”

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Liked this more than I was expecting to. The sampling approach is interesting, reminds me a bit of how Thr Prodigyvusea guitar samples. The vocals were slightly hard work because they were in French and quite prominent in the mix. Overall I liked it and it seems to have influenced some cool people! 7/10

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French industrial. Singer sounds like Rammstein.

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Very different from most of the music I've heard in my life, which is why I love this '1001 Albums' project so darn much. This is a wild album with wild energy and some really interesting stuff going on. Not sure if these musicians love horror movies, but it definitely won't surprise me if they do. All sorts of clashing noise, dissonance, frenetic rhythms and changes, hard-driving' industrial sound. Not at all what I normally listen to musically, and I honestly went in expecting to hate it (I know, I know: I do try to push away expectations but I don't always succeed) but it actually kind of drew me in at times (yet another excellent feature of this project).

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this is an odd one, but I like it. Going from weird accordion sounds to industrial every other track...

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Not my genre and I don’t speak the language, but I can respect the fact that the album sounded connected and they did it well.

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I can't understand a word that is said, but it sounds pretty good. Kind of sounds like if Rammstein wrote music for a stage show.

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Scary music! Was a fan though.

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Yes, you're very moody.

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9/23 Really liked the first song then from there it got much more industrial and experimental, didn't love it but it was interesting throughout. Standout Tracks: La fille de la mort, Charlotte, Crier les chiens

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Wild album, just in French...

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// Favs: La fille de la mort Score: Decent to Strong 3

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Loud! A bit like Tom Waits. Inventive, interesting, but probably wouldn’t stick it on for fun.

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Buen disco. Interesante

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I HATED this....then I loved it. Then I hated it again. Wild trip but I won’t say it wasn’t an enjoyable one. Kind of like French Rammstein in parts. Fav tracks : “Rue des tempetes” “Longue route”

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Very unorthodox, would have liked a bit more singing than speaking but overall not bad

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Random samples and vomiting on the mic is not an album of music, but an album of sounds. I don’t see what is enjoyable here, even if it is historical for industrial rock that comes later.

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Language barrier aside, interesting listen. Had to look up the band to find out there a sampler player.

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"L' Eau Rouge" or in English... "The Red Water"? Information is limited and I don't know French, but this might have something to do with menstruation, love affair, and probably sex. And what is that lame cover? Is that an amber? I'm a big fan of Rammstein. And Young Gods sounds a lot like the mentioned industrial German band. But for some reason I didn't enjoy the album much. Unlike Rammstein which has a heavy and more slick sound, this album is loose and even inconsistent. The beats and the noises didn't engaged me that much. Still, the tracks that incorporates classical elements are stellar. "La fille de la mort", "Rue des tempetes", "Charlotte", and "Les enfants". I liked those even more than Rammstein's popular violin driven "Mein Herz Brennt". While I'm not whining that my favorite industrial band isn't mentioned in the list, I still wonder why this is in the list. My guess is that this is the beginning or the biggest influence to the industrial music in the '90s. Released in 1989, this might be the turning point from new wave to industrial rock. It has a few great tracks, but not a solid must listen album overall. It's hard to say if I hated it or loved it, but it surely is interesting.

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Rock industrial.

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The guy in this record gargles with motor oil, and it's pissed about it. Something new to add to my Halloween playlist.

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As a fan of Nine Inch Nails, this kept my interest well enough. Longue Route is a pretty good one. I can hear the echoes of this influence in NIN, Mike Patton’s various groups, Trans Am, Rammstein, Meat Beat Manifesto. Inventive use of samples, and pads, I think.

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What if Ministry and Tom Waits teamed up to do a mix of late 80's Nine Inch Nails, Rammstein, and György Ligeti covers? Now, what if it was all in French?

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I have no idea whats going on.

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2.5/5 Interesting.. never heard of this band before, so I didn’t know what to expect. I liked some of the songs but they got a bit weird which was not necessary for me. Liked the vocals though. Favourite songs: - L’eau rouge - Charlotte - La fille de la mort

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Industrial cabaret....in French. How novel. It was interesting at least. Not sure of it'll catch on though. You kids and your music.

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French heavy metal

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I generally liked this one. This one was really strange, and I'm into Van Der Graaf Generator. The first three tracks, notably, 'de la mort' were probably the best ones. Really intense and ominous. Reminds me of Van Der Graaf, but at the same time it's nothing like I've heard before. Definitely an album which I'm gonna have to get back to, to really understand. 'les enfants' I found the weakest track on the record. A bit too repetitive. The vocalist here sounds pretty much like he's just smoked all the cigarettes in Paris, but that kind of fits the music. Instrumentation is generally good, but the real draw is the songwriting. Overall I'll go for 3.5 stars here. This was a good, and really interesting, record, but I felt that there was a drop in quality towards the end of the album.

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Bom.

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Going into this listen through, there's a lot of baggage. I'm aware that it's one of the lowest rated albums on the list, but I tend to like most of the low rated albums quite a bit (outside of general garbage like the trailer trash magnum opus Devil Without a Cause). The Birthday Party, John Zorn, Laibach, and Pere Ubu currently reside there with some legitimate great albums. I've seen Butthole Surfers down there as well. Napalm Death, the lowest rated, isn't a favorite of mine, but it's much better than some of the garbage people on here seem to like for no discernable reason like Guns 'n' Roses and Oasis. I'm familiar with The Young Gods. Not intimately, but they are in a similar orbit to a lot of music I like. I've heard their music a bit, I've heard some remixes Franz Treichler has done, I have heard a number of Roli Mosimann projects. I don't believe I've heard this album specifically, but I've gone around the bend a few times, trying to get into this group. I like industrial music, including industrial metal. I like arty, pretentious stuff. The Young Gods have always felt like an industrial metal band with arty leanings. Despite my attempts though, they always felt maddeningly out of my grasp. They couldn't hook me. I do respect them though. Quite a bit. And while I don't jive with them, I can say the music doesn't belong on the bottom of this list by any stretch of the imagination. It sounds pretty good, it's got some good grooves. It's better than a lot of the shit industrial that came out in the wake of Skinny Puppy and Ministry. The pantheon for great industrial for me has always been Foetus, Einsturzende Neubauten, Coil, and Nurse With Wound. Only one of those artists is on the list along with the requisite genre founders Throbbing Gristle. The writers would do well to better represent a pretty important genre that has had its influence come back with explosive momentum in the 2010s. While they aren't my favorite band in the genre, at least The Young Gods provide a little bit of representation of this sound. I won't be returning to this album anytime soon, but I'll give it a high three. I'm tempted to give it a four for its role of token inclusion, but my rankings run straight. No grading on a curve, no bonus points.

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Heftig werk. Interessant om een keer op plaat te horen. Heb ze ooit een keer live gezien. Dat was wel indrukwekkend goed.

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Reminiscent of Vaudeville at times mixed in with metal. And metal vocals in French. Kinda dig it.

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Ok I guess

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On paper I could get into industrial, but this feels a bit too try-hard in terms of edginess. Some neat sounds though.

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I had no idea this was an industrial band/album. It reminded me of Ministry, which I was fine with. Nice surprise here.

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Better after the first song, interesting pieces in the production

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Nevjerojatno koliko me u dijelovima podsjećaju na early Swanse. Svaka čast Švicarci, iznenađen sam. Volim taj cabaret što je umiksan u ovaj album, a općenito industrial kad mi paše onda paše, sad ne toliko jel, ali dost dobro. S obzirom da nema 3,5, bit će 3, ali ono debelo jače od tipa Eagles-ove trojke koja nije ni trojka maltene al et. Na prvo slušanje mi je drugi dio albuma bolji + prva pjesma s albuma.

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Best Song: Longue route. Nice heavy groove that really epitomizes the industrial sound they are going for. Worst Song: Ville Notre. Without knowing the context of the song, it just sounds like it is taking itself too seriously. Overall: A nice surprise. I liked how experimental it got with songs like "Les enfants". At times the experimentation got in its own way and I found myself looking for a consistent rhythm or theme, but generally the vibe here was a good industrial grind.

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Noise annoys.

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i think i've reached eargasm 15s in ok the next songs seem meh

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eh.

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Ugh, not for me thanks.

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Wow those vocals! No thank you sir!

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Bit much

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Crazy shit

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Not what I was expecting but an interesting album nonetheless, though I probably wouldn’t listen again

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French probably was alright couldn't listen all the way through

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This had some interesting moments, sort of like if Jim Morrison had grown up in a French cabaret listening to industrial music, but overall I didn't enjoy it much. 2 stars.

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Not for me

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sacré bleu!

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Hmm.

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Una cosa bastante extraña. No empieza mal, pero luego empieza a gritar y desvariar. Un 2.

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Sadly not a convert to French industrial punk

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Far too screamy for my liking. Managed to get through it and they get an extra star for being Swiss!

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Mon projet initial était d'insulter et menacer directement tous les autres revieweurs de ce générateur, qui ont fait d'un des seuls albums francophones de cette liste minable un paria, un moins que rien, a en juger par la note globale attribuée. Néammoins, force est de constater que cet album était bien que surprenant relativement difficile à écouter par moments. De toute façon, mon camarade Robdubstep et moi même emettons de forts doutes quand à la qualité de la grammaire employées par l'illetré faisant office de chanteur de ce groupe

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okay industrial rock. I probably won't listen again.

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Huh. Mostly industrial, but a few songs sounded like circus music? Very French. The growling vocals were annoying. It's not "Scum" bad but there's not much here.

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its cool but im not really the type of person to listen to music in foreign languages haha

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Okay. There's a lot to unpack here. One of the neat things about this album generator project is I sit down and earnestly listen to records I otherwise would never bother putting on, and something described by Wikipedia as a sample-based Swiss industrial band would generally elicit a "nope" without a second thought. But I did sit down and earnestly listen to this and, well, it's about half what I would expect. Pleasantly surprised that the samples themselves were understated and well-integrated, I think I was initially expecting lots of dated goofiness given that this came out in the late 80s. But they were mostly swirling orchestras that the band seemed to write around - very cool. No, the goofiness comes from the singer, whose fake-gravelly voice almost sounds like a parody of the genre. Similarly off-putting were the tinny guitars, seemingly by design, and the frequent lapses into "spooky"-circus music. I give it points for ambition and originality, but the only parts I really enjoyed were the samples. If you're into this kind of music I imagine it's an easy 5, but I have to grade by how much I honestly enjoyed the listen.

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Not great, but not offensive. Some great theatrical moments in the early going. Not something I'd return to.

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Not my thing. Impressive for 1989 tho.

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Nah

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This one escapes me. It starts out real fun, like some kind of dark carnival. But I just drifted away from it over and over again.

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Bijzondere franse rock/metal maar luistert niet echt lekker weg

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Album is not their best, but thanks for this new name to me!

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Early industrial - loops, anger, some noises, some accordions, lots of overdriven bass guitar and tortured, furious vocals - heavy going.

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This is something you probably need to work at to get truly into. But I don’t want to. Maybe it’s my loss.

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3/10. Their singing was just so grating. I feel like it's hard to make French sound that bad, but they did it.

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4/10 had some interesting musical moments but I’m glad I never have to listen to it again

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Wow, this is definitely different. The sonic styles between La fille de la mort and Rue des tempetes showcases quite a range. Charlotte brings back the creepy French clown vibe. Props to the lyrics for embracing taboo themes like female masterbation and menstruation, but did it also have to be a horror? Okay this was really a rollercoaster leading to this man becoming a father, then killing her? It's a little unclear what's going on, even once you get past my terrible French and lack of access to reasonable translations. I was originally confused by the Dark Cabaret genre label but I get it now, at least. I was curious what was around every new song, but it isn't something I would recommend or want to listen to again.

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It was certainly interesting and it was certainly an experience. I can appreciate the experimentation and the influence this this must have had, but I'm not likely coming back to it anytime soon.

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There was a time when this type of album would rate very highly for me. Alas, my love of Industrial style music has faded, although NIN will always hole a special place in my heart. As it stands, I can only give this album 2 stars.

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The first song drags on a bit and the lead singer’s voice is a hard to handle for more than a minute, but other than that, some of the instrumentation is interesting, the interplay between faux violins and speed metal guitar, for example. I don’t think that they’ll be sending us too much industrial music and this is one of the few that doesn’t include “scrap metal” as an instrument, so we should savor it while we can.

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The album starts innocently with sounds you would hear at a midway. I guess that is the genre referred to as dark cabaret. It then moves to industrial. I'm guessing the industrial genre is something you either really like or really hate, so a lot of 1s and 5s. I really like it for spurts but hate it at the same time. I can't explain but it's a 2. Like the Jacques Brel album, I have no clue what they are singing about but, unlike last time, there is no risk whatsoever that they're singing about the Wascally Wabbit.

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I’ll admit I don’t get this. It’s not offensive but I don’t enjoy it.

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You know that time when Funhaus played as a German boy band? Imagine that boy band were actually an industrial band. The lead singer is Animal from the Muppets. I do not like this album at all and I fail to see how it's important or significant in any way.

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A guy shouting something that I coundnt understand. Some other songs of another type with the same guy with that voice. Not my choice of music.

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je n'aime pas cette musique. ca me fait mal a la tete. i think i would have enjoyed this more if he wasn't banging on about baguettes and croissants. for some reason i couldn't shake from my head the image that the lead singer was the french version of neil buchanan from art attack or the band marseille.

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Muito pesado no momento que escutei

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Not my bag at all.

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Didn’t think French metal would be on here.. not quite for me 4/10

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2, I didn't know what he was saying but it made me anxious, not bad

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Don't listen as work BGM. Painful.

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Not as bad on a second listen. Musically, the album is actually quite inventive and reasonably interesting. However, when you throw in the lead singer’s annoying throaty, gravelly vocals things go downhill for me. Can somebody give this man a lozenge?

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Hier kon ik echt bar weinig mee.

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Viel nog niet mee om hier doorheen te komen. Ze hebben een ouder plaatje (in het engels), die ik wat leuker vind.

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Haha, als tiener opzoek naar nieuwe muziek, kwam ik uit op The Young Gods. Ik las destijds dat het zware, loge muziek was, precies mijn straatje. Ik denk dat ik 15/16 jaar was ofzo. Ik begreep er weinig van en heb toen de gehuurde cd ook niet op cassette gezet. Ruim wat jaartjes later maak ik er nog steeds geen cassette van.

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Interesting, but its not for me. May try again sometime if I'm in the right mood

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The sounds of what would happen if Willy Wonka dropped too much acid and got pissed off at the oompa loompas.

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One of the lowest rated albums on the list and I can definitely see why. It's not so much the music style that bothers me so much as it's the singer's constant gutteral singing/shouting that turns me off. Though I must say, their choice of samples doesn't help matters much. An incredibly melodramatic sound. Hasn't really aged well - especially the way the drums are recorded. I made it 8 tracks in before having a genuine urge to stop listening. Kept going despite my better judgement and wasn't rewarded for my patience with any pleasant surprises. I will say they are very consistent in what they do.

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“Hey Siri, what is French Nihilism?” Unfair to rate, as not for me *at all*

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Interesting listen. Not great, but enjoyable. 2.5/5

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Industrial rock/metal has never really been my style. I tend to like the riffs themselves, but to dislike the jarring and tinny sound with which the music is typically played/produced. The symphonic metal elements in the music make some tracks a bit more interesting, while the cabaret elements make some of the tracks more annoying. All in all, definitely not the album for me. This is probably also the most abrasive I've ever heard French.

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Not a fan

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Francuski uvijek dobar jezik, instrumental mid, glas mi se nikako ne sviđa pa nisam do kraja ni poslušao.

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The only good thing about this album is that it's not yet another English speaking artists. There's actually tons of music created outside of the Western music scene, despite what this list is trying to tell us; even this album doesn't go far enough in that department. Other than that one good note, this particular album is just plain weird. It failed to click on any front.

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I really wanted to like this. Weird industrial type rock and a lot of noise is always good, but something about the repetition of the backing track just gave me a headache.

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Industrial rock, not really my thing

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Stopped like 3 songs in. Really bad. French metal from a band that doesn’t know french.

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im sure the sound is unique or something but its not really that great

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POOP

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Very weird, eclectic mix. Liked Longue Route, but not that much beyond it.

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Not my thing

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Not for me...

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Deep voice nonsense

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Horrendous noise and indecipherable vocals in French. I couldn't make it through the whole album.

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Je ne sais pas

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It's French

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No thank you.

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no thx

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Couldn't get through it. Non, merci

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c'était de la merde

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Shit

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Just wow.

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Not without talent but not for me. Endured rather than enjoyed

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Jätte- jätte- jättekonstigt. Vetefan om jag kommer lyssna på hela. Spolade igenom alla låtar, NEJ tack. 1/5

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Complete & utter French garbage

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Industrial electronic, akin to a French Kraftwerk.

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não consegui ouvir, wtf

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Couldn't get into this at all. Not my kind of thing, and I don't think I know anyone who would immediately like this.

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Sucks. 3.9/10

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I thought I was going to enjoy this in a Gogol Bordello kind of way at first. But then I hated it. Couldn't get past the third track.

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I am very intrigued by this album. But at the same time, I don't like it. But it has to be one of the most interesting albums I've heard yet.

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Not for me

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No bueno.

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Well, I can say that I successfully listened to this album before I died. A bit torn on whether I deeply regret it, or if it was an important step in a well-rounded musical education. So that was "industrial rock." After powering through some of the incredibly awful things in the first few tracks, I realized that there are some moments with some interesting music. There are tidbits of tolerable metal riffs, and occasionally some electronic or string sounds that don't make me cringe. But those are too rare, and ruined by, well, everything else. Not all experimentation should be recorded, sold, and replayed.

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Not for me.

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Probably won’t revisit

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No words.

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I have no idea what the hell I am listening to right now. I don't mind foreign music, but this is just confusing. 'Longue route' is slightly catchy, but the rest is a hard pass.

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Nonsense.

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Not sure there were any redeeming factors particularly.

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I possibly didn’t give this a fair chance but every time the vocals came in I felt annoyed. I don’t know how this is even in the list 1*

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i did not enjoy this

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An awful slog. The only things I liked were some guitar moments. 2/10

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it sucks

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“L'eau rouge is the second album by industrial band The Young Gods, released in September 1989 by Play It Again Sam Records. It is usually referred to as their masterpiece.”

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So bad i couldnt finish it

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French knock-off Tom Waits.

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Wow... This was just.... awful. Terrible. Why is this album on this list? Why must anybody hear this album ever? This album needs to die and be buried so nobody has to suffer through hearing it ever again. I need to sue The Young Gods for permanent brain damage because it will take a long time to forget this. I would give this negative stars if I could. What I'm saying is that I did not care for this.

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82. L'Eau Rouge - The Young Gods 10 tracks. They are singing in French but I'm going to stick with it, (if I can) just because. It better be fucking good because they aren't even bloody French, (they're Swiss). The strings mid-way though track 1 stopped me binning this off. This started off bad with French singing, the strings kept me on, but the accordion music and the screaming lost me for good. French accordion screaming? No thanks. 1/5

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Unsettling, horror movie music

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I listened to the first song and just no. Done with this one.

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This was neither entertaining nor enjoyable. The most interesting song was the last one: Pas Mal, but it was too little too late, I already tuned out.

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Not my type

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Tim music. Total nightmare.

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Que puto miedo chaval. No es lo mio.

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Na, está bien escuchar esto pa saber que no me interesa nada de lo que conforman estos sonidos.

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Fucking garbage Mongolian throat singing sounding ass yelling broken French while the most repetitive and horrible instrumentals play in the background. Now I feel bad for all the albums that I already rated a 1/5, because this is miles worse than all of them. Probably the worst thing I've ever heard in my entire life, no exaggeration.

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Not really for me...electronic heavy metal with lead vocals that I dislike. 1.5 🌟

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Absolutely bizarre.

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Idk didn’t like it

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Yeah it's shit.

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Another horrible metal album just to try and spoil my week. Unbelievable irritating. As Grace said, super stressful.

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Oh my goodness what on Earth?!? What is the point really?? This is like a guy shouting in French over the Flight of the Bumblebee but more like light of the wasps!! For fucks saaaaake!

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Not my cup of tea

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Dude. I really didn’t care for this. It’s not that it’s in French but for sure that doesn’t help. The main problem is that I despised the vocals. I found the instrumentation annoying and tedious. Just. Really didn’t like it.

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Not a fan.

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ah c’est ca du coup les albums francophones de la liste

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French rock is not for me, this album has shown me that

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French industrial carny music. Sleazy vocals, and cold emotionless music, big hands and the smell of cabbage. Best Tracks: Rue des Tempetes; Charlotte; Longue Route

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It's a no from me dawg. This one is edgy, weird, experimental, but just does not pan out. There's a lot of industrial, house and classical influences here, but man, it turned into a whole lot of noises that don't actually fall in line together and ends up being a sporadic mess. I will likely be avoiding anything described as "baroque metal" in the future, because this is supposed to be the best of that genre. Disclaimer: I do not speak french, so I may potentially be missing out on some insightful lyrics. I have a hunch that I am not, but who knows. Fave tracks: Nope.

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Icefrog album

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