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Post Orgasmic Chill

Skunk Anansie

1999

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Post Orgasmic Chill

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2.97

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5

Forgot how good this is

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4

Never heard of them before and really enjoyed. Killer vocals.

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4

It seems Skunk Anansie is REALLY big across the pond but I'd never heard of them. Though not terrible, the album is largely forgettable today. The doom-laden sound juxtaposed with Skin's undeniably strong voice surely worked well in the mid-to-late '90s. And though I appreciate the unique tempos, thick bass and boundless energy, this isn't something that I'd willfully turn on today. If I had discovered this at the turn of the century, I probably would have listened and enjoyed this on more than one occasion. And, if I were to do the 90's all over again, Post Orgasmic Chill would be right next to Ednaswap's Wonderland Park in my Sony 6-disc CD changer.

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4

In general, I liked it a lot, it has that touch of the nineties and those choirs that remind me a little bit of the African-American churches in the United States.

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4

Great album. Really likes the music but the name of it was misleading haha.

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4

Never heard of this band, but they rock pretty hard. They remind me of Foo Fighters in that the style can change a lot between songs, but it sound like the same band still.

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2

yea, evanescence, no thank you

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5

Voor deze albums doe ik het! Wat een ontdekking! Wat een stem!

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5

oh sheesh

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5

Best Song: On my Hotel TV. The intensity of the lyrics caught me off guard, and the vocals were phenomenal. Worst Song: I'm Not Afraid. Not terrible, but weak compared to the rest of the album. Overall: Good instrumentation and sampling turned great by the addition of powerhouse vocal performances on every track. This album lives entirely on the strength of that killer voice, where each song is sung with a passion and intensity that is uncommon.

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5

So I discovered this band last year. I don't know how I slept on them. Instant love and this album is great.

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5

A great album by one of the most underrated bands of the 90s. Classic.

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4

The slower cuts from the four-piece were hit or miss; More the former, but lacking a cohesive application of sounds and effects. The faster songs were carried by the energy, and I found their punches far more jarring than expected. Some of that is unfamiliarity, I'm sure, but I'm absolutely ready to go through Skunk Anansie's discography in full and on a proper stereo system.

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4

Well to start with ... gotta love the album title. When "Charlie Big Potato" started, I was not a fan. But by 60 seconds in, the deep driving base (reminiscent of NIN) broke in and made for a fun sound. Hated the 2nd track -"On My Hotel TV". Junk. Was getting concerned. But then the album got its sound, its flow, its personality. "Tracy's Flaw" started nice and slow, and then built and built and BUILT. "I'll come running. I'll come running back to you" ... Huge voice. Huge power. Goosebumps. And then in launched into "The Skank Heads". Not sure there are more hard, clean, driving songs than this one. "Lately" is a great arrangement with solid drums and 80's sounding guitar wailing. "Secretly" had the most plays on Spotify. Was OK, but did IMO did not warrant that top position. All in all, a SOLID album. Added to playlist.

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4

7/10. Kinda cool

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7/10 I don’t care too much for this style but the vocal performance was very good

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4

Absolutely solid rock record. They have a really nice variety of tempos and energy and definitely finds it vibe throughout the album. There are a few tracks that are the higher energy / staccato delivery that don't do as much for me, but We Don't Need and Tracy's Flaw are great. Really enjoyed.

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With a name like Skunk, I didn't think I'd like this. Because, you know, the connotation is that it would stink. I apologize and promise to do better. This sounds really good. I want to listen to more.

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4

First time listen. Kinda enjoyed it.

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4

okay, this album is so cool

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4

Whoa. What a fascinating mix of genres and styles. Love feeling the pain and anger. Really enjoyed this.

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4

Couple heavy riffs, pissed, melodic vocals. Really liked this one.

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4

duck done good

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4

Chilled and Orgasmic.

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4

Rating: 8/10 Best songs: Skunk heads, Lately, We don’t need who you think you are,

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4

Interesting beats. Good sound. My head is banging. Good when you give it some time, and the title makes sense cause it isn't quite orgasmic. 4

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4

might be too much but idk .kinda liked it.

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4

Cool, calm, collected chaos is the best way to describe this. I’d never heard of this band before but walked away a fan. Loved the entire vibe of this one.

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Fav songs: - Tracy's Flaw - The Skank Heads

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3

For the first 30 seconds, I thought this was going to be a very different album than it turned out to be. I dig the harder rock sometimes veering into punk sounds. Lead vocals are powerful and I like the strings on Secretly. Actually, the parts of the album (Secretly in particular) reminded me of Evanescence. They are similarly melodramatic, they both incorporate hard rock with orchestral elements, and they have powerful lead vocalists....too bad I can't understand any of Skunk Anansie's lyrics. Even reading them, they are gibberish ("skinny kack para, para dutty dykie nigga") so even if I want to scream along, I wouldn't know what to say. The lyrics leave this one at 3 stars but there were some pleasant surprises with this one.

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According to Wikipedia, this album was a "complete departure" from their earlier work, which was more punk and alternative whereas "Post Orgasmic Chill" had "a new harder sound with elements of hard rock and alternative metal." Someone forgot to tell half of this album about this radical shift. The harder stuff is interesting. The more alternative stuff however doesn't stand out from their contemporaries. Songs that melded the two sounds showed the promise of the new direction, but overall there are too many forgettable tracks. Their lead singer, Skin (because Deborah doesn't sound cool enough for a rock singer?), has definite vocal talent, but is kind of all over the place in her approach. Also interesting was the drum-and-bass intro on the first track and outro on "Good Things Don't Always Come to You." Creating more of a mash-up of alternative metal and drum-and-bass would have been really interesting, but unfortunately they did not explore it beyond these very tacked-on segments. Naming your band after the trickster spider-god Anasi is pretty cool, but adding on skunk to ""make the name nastier" draws a pretty big eye roll and almost loses them a star. And as long as we are looking at their questionable naming conventions, a lot of this album seems distinctly unsuited for "Post Orgasmic" chilling.

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3

Molto carattere, con passione. Mi diverte. La tipa sa davvero il fatto suo!

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3

I didn’t hate it, I didn’t love it. The lead vocals were powerful and enjoyed the black centric lyrics that are damn near absent from alternative metal. However, I just didn’t find much to this album that was terribly innovative musically especially in 1999

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3

Not bad

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3

Quand un producteur decide de faire des hits avec un band Des tounes correct, production a1, musicien a1, qu’est ce que je peux dire de plus. 3.75.

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3

Forgot about this album - surprisingly poignant even for today and a lovely voice - not skunk anansie s best but a good one

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3

Better than I thought it would be. Some really interesting stuff here

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One of those albums that make me wish we were able to give half stars. While Post Orgasmic Chill is far better than most of the albums I have tagged with 3 stars I don't think it is as engaging and memorable as Stoosh or Paranoid & Sunburnt. One reason why I won't argue against its inclusion in this list is how formidable the band and how until listening to this album again I never drew the connection between them and a heck a of a lot of loud/quiet emoesque bands that followed at their heels. I was lucky enough to see Skunk Anansie supporting Garbage on their Australian tour in 1996, just when Stoosh was released. Skin has such a presence as a front woman that she gave Shirley Manson a run for her money that night.

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3

Interesting 90s alt rock. I’m not sure I “get” what was influential or unique about it, but if you like alt rock, it’s worth a listen.

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The lead vocalist sounds a little too much like Linda Perry from the 4 Non Blondes. Bumped up a notch for the great playlist Spotify fed me after the album ended. I got some great PJ Harvey, Portishead, Hole, and a little band called the Manic Street Preachers. I'm scaling up a notch for the aforementioned lead singer being named Skin. Actual rating is 2.5.

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3

A couple of good songs.

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3

Not bad but very of its time

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don't know how i felt about this one. was really nervous about it after the second song, but overall found it pretty enjoyable. definitely weird and has consistent themes throughout

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3

I mean...it was all right I guess? On a personal enjoyment level. I definitely understand why many people could have fallen in love with this album but I didn't. Love the raw anger in the music though. Don't know if you'd exactly classify this as punk or whatnot but it definitely has a pleasing proactive energy. It's just personally not a style I care for. Fave track: On my Hotel TV.

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3

Hmm. An eclectic album for sure. Really loved some of it. Really meh about some of it.

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Genre: Alternative Rock 3/5 As much as this album may be named Post Orgasmic Chill, there is very little of that kind of respite felt in this project. An industrial, political, almost nu-metal rock album with plenty of passion and raucous energy, and a female lead vocalist that doesn't hold anything back, this was more enjoyable than I was expecting it to be. The vocals were clearly the star here, which makes the stiffness of the arrangements seem even more stiff, as the backing track is consistently trying to keep up with her. The intro tracks, Charlie Big Potato and On My Hotel TV, were two excellent glimpses into what this band could do well, but the rest of the album struggles to match the energy from the beginning. Again, the female lead vocals, performed by Skin, are top-notch, but she belongs in a group that is as passionate as her. Stale arrangements and industrial/electronic breaks that feel out of place are the reasons this album falls semi-flat. It has a few gems, but nothing to warrant anything higher than a 3.

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It's alright, can't chill to it though.

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3

it was fine, maybe need to go back and give it a more thorough listen.

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When this album first came out, it was one of my favorites. But giving it another lesson, it sounds like too many albums and one. Not as enjoyable as it was.

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What a supremely strange album. The vocalist sounds like Alanis Morissette doing her best Tina Turner impression and the result is grating. Pair that with a pretty decent nu-metal backing band and you've got a recipe for cognitive dissonance. And just regular dissonance, for that matter. I can't love it. The vocals are too extra. But I can't hate it either. The music is good more often than not. This is case of two opposing vibes earning an album a tepid three-star review.

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Veel gedraaid vroeger. Nu vind ik het ofwel poeslief ofwel lomp, zit niet zoveel tussen. Eerste nummer blijft ontzettend goed. Zo hard mogelijk draaien!

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3

Die openingstrack is geweldig. Daar kleven heel wat herinneringen aan. Rest van het album is een beetje hit-and-miss.

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Tja, haat-liefde. Debuut vond ik geweldig, daarna werd het hier en daar wat te zoetsappig. Openingstrack vind ik nog steeds heel vet, maar voor de rest vind ik het matig.

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Don't get me wrong, she has a great voice, and it shines it some of these songs. But jeez some of them are so bad it really drags the rest down

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disgusting. very close to 1, I'm just feeling generous tonight.

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nah 2/5

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werd wohl kein Fan mehr

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Oh Skunk Anansie? Yeah this might be alright, they had a few decent tunes. None of them on this album though.

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The opening to The Skank Heads is quite nice. The rest of the album…whatever. Some of the music is OK. I do not like the lead singer’s voice, and I can’t get past it.

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Sounds very dated now.

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An odd sound in the middle of the night. The IRS tax code. 'Trout Mask Replica.' Sometimes, you don’t necessarily have to immediately or even completely understand what you’re listening to in order to enjoy it. The free Jazz of Ornette Coleman, for example. But sometimes you do, and if you don’t, then… well… I didn’t understand this LP at all. I liked the opening three tracks and the second to last well enough. The band is rocking and the vocalist has a unique voice (which frankly sounds better when she’s scream/singing rather than singing/singing). The lyrics lent themselves to a little pondering. The arrangements and production had some nice moments- I particularly liked the strings and chord progression of ‘Secretly.’ However, things took a downturn beginning with ‘Tracy’s Flaw,’ and never really recovered. Even the final track, following an ill-fitting Lynyrd Skynyrd-sounding guitar solo, just kinda petered out. The main issue for me is: either Skunk Anansie doesn’t know exactly who they are, or want to be, musically; or, I don’t. Either way it left me scratching my noggin. Still, I don’t think I’d go as far as to say that this Skunk stunk. Maybe more like a wet Dog?

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some big riffs, some try-outs at ballads, lots of emoting, but nothing that resonates with me. 2 stars

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meh

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Not for me, very Linkin Park-y, and I like Linkin Park xD This is just too raw for my liking, and I'm not a huge fan of yelling-singing.

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I remember the singles from when this was released. They were cool but the album as a whole isn't on the same level.. The album title is great, the cover art is so cool and intriguing but maybe there's too much rock and not enough roll.

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Not a fan of the vocals. The music isn't very good either, but at least it's not grating. Probably would've been a 1 if I could hear the lyrics more clearly/if I was paying attention to them, based on how people describe them.

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Not to my taste

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Sounds like paramore

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I had really high hopes after the first song, but unfortunately every next was similiar but worse. 2,5; it was very tiring to end it

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Doesn´t grab and hard to get into, so i stepped out

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I liked the first song on the album but didn't like the rest.

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Not my jam.

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Do like a number of their tracks but very few on here and the rest ain't great.

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Cum off it

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Secretly worth a star, rest was worth a star.

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21st April 2022 Listened in the morning while packing to leave LA! Dates have gone awry. Super 90s, makes me think of the matrix. They are a very cool band and she is an icon. 2.5 if I could.

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After a decidedly thin and uninflammatory opener, these not-especially-radicals at least get more melodic. Enjoyable and occasionally surprising Garbage-lite, but too reliant on automatic gestures and a far cry from the spikiness I was expecting.

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Kinda heavy industrial sounding. Not my style

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honestly? I only made it to the opening of the second song

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Matko wyspiarskiej muzyki, znowu to zrobilas, post orgasmic chill to trzeci studyjny album bandy skund anansie, ktora sklada sie z czterech czlonkow i frontuje jej pani, chyba, Skin, ktora poza wokalami jeszcze gra na jakis elektro lub wibrofonach, traki podpisane jako wspolna praca grupy, ale i tak czuc z nich pania wokalistke, bo duzo jest gadania z pierwszej osoby, oczywiscie tematy najwyzszej wagi, problemy zycia, swiata, kolorow, co pasuje idealnie do rokowania wczesnych lat 2k, bo plyta wydana w 99, alternatywne rokowanie z tej bardziej metalowej czesci spectrum alternatywy, nie tylko przez w wiekszosci wykrzyczane wokale, ale przez granie glownie na elektrykach, ktore idealnie pasuja do zagluszania bajduzenia lirycznego, nie potrafilem znalezc jednego traka, ktory by czyms przyciagnal, wiec jedyna zaleta tego 50 minutowego krazka bylo to, ze zdradza kiedy sie zakonczy, nie wiem czy to juz jakies osluchanie wsrod sredniej muzyki popowej, ale wrzucenie takiego utworu jak tutaj im not afraid praktycznie zawsze zwiastuje zamkniete plyty, wiec po kilku nutkach juz wiedzialem, ze koniec tego wymeczonego seansu nadchodzi, po przesluchaniu czegos tak nijako brzmiacego czlowiek nie jest nawet ciekawy jak kto z kim i dlaczego tworzyl plyte, a to naprawde rzadkosc nijakosci

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