Never heard of them before and really enjoyed. Killer vocals.
Post Orgasmic Chill is the third studio album by British rock band Skunk Anansie, first released in 1999. Two album covers exist: the European version with the band lounging in an oceanside apartment, and the American version with the band standing on the Atlantic City boardwalk. It was a complete departure from their previous two albums, which had elements of punk rock and alternative rock by moving to a new harder sound with elements of hard rock and alternative metal. It took eleven years for the group to release their next album, Wonderlustre.
Never heard of them before and really enjoyed. Killer vocals.
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.
yea, evanescence, no thank you
So I discovered this band last year. I don't know how I slept on them. Instant love and this album is great.
A great album by one of the most underrated bands of the 90s. Classic.
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.
Great album. Really likes the music but the name of it was misleading haha.
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.
Forgot how good this is
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.
Wow! Another point for the 1001 list. I had never heard about "Skunk Anansie," but I'm glad to discover this fantastic voice and great songs! Awe-inspiring work!
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.
Whoa. What a fascinating mix of genres and styles. Love feeling the pain and anger. Really enjoyed this.
Couple heavy riffs, pissed, melodic vocals. Really liked this one.
Rating: 8/10 Best songs: Skunk heads, Lately, We don’t need who you think you are,
good alt rock album, doesn't bore out and uses tempo alot to keep the listener interested
Weird at 1st, but I actually liked this album. I got some Paramore vibes from some of it.
Unique, technically proficient, interesting message. A big surprise for me.
Solid album out of left-field. Going into my regular rotation.
Amazing vocals and guitar riffs. Had never heard of this band before, but I love their sound. Also love the album cover. Fave track(s): Tracy's Flaw, The Skank Heads, Lately, Cheap Honesty
Voor deze albums doe ik het! Wat een ontdekking! Wat een stem!
Perfection, a band I have seen live a bunch of times, including at a Radio 1 Roadshow around the release of this album.
A really interesting album, even if it's hard rock it never abuses the sounds of that peculiar style, instead it uses a lot of electronic sounds and mixes really beautiful and natural instruments and artificial sounds. The voice is strange, it isn't something you would expect from that kind of style but definitely give it a lot of uniqueness
Completely unexpected from the name and album photo. A trip back to the 90s when things were LOUD and busy. And what an incredible vocalist.
Zalige vrouw met een prachtige stem. Ook de hardere stijl is nice
What even is this? Electrorock? I love it! Reminds me of PJ Harvey in the best way. The first couple tracks go the hardest, but the rest of the album is still good.
Me before hearing of the sub-genres "clit-rock" and "Black feminist rage": "what are clit-rock and Black feminist rage?" Me after hearing of the sub-genres "clit-rock" and "Black feminist rage": "I'll take all of this you've got"
Love this album and previously never heard of this band. Can’t believe this came out in 1999
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.
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.
7/10. Kinda cool
7/10 I don’t care too much for this style but the vocal performance was very good
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.
First time listen. Kinda enjoyed it.
okay, this album is so cool
duck done good
Chilled and Orgasmic.
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
might be too much but idk .kinda liked it.
fun album, not really my genre but still had some neat, enjoyable parts, 7/10
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.
Toimii meikälle vaikka aika on purassut soundipuolel. Hieno energia tässä on! 4/5
Nice voice. Lively going on aggressive
Tyylilleen uskollinen, tiukka ja kova. Levyn nimikin loistava!
This is the first Skunk Anansie album I've heard (I listened to a couple of songs when I was about 14 and it wasn't really my vibe at the time) and I enjoyed this a lot. The music was a lot more varied than I expected and Skin is a powerhouse of a vocalist
I experience a moment of dread every time a British band that I've never heard of from the 90s-00s comes up on this list, because the author of the list seems to have a particular weakness for dogshit of that vintage. This album was a nice surprise. I don't know that it's something I'm ever going to listen to again, but I can at least understand why someone would point me to this album and tell me that I should listen to it. The music isn't unique, but it's a blend of a couple genres and it's well executed. There is also some kind of alchemy present when female vocalists front metal bands. It just works and I'm not sure why. There's a decent amount of variety in the album as well 4/5
Drugi dio albuma mi je jako dobar. Necu se vise vracat albumu al hocu pjesmi Secretly. Malo me podsjecaju na manje hc mars voltu.
This goes hard
Sehr coole Atmosphäre und Klangkulisse. Insbesondere die experimentelleren Sounds!
I enjoyed this more than I expected too. Some quite varied track, and vocals. pretty decent.
A stunning mix of harshness and delicacy. One of the few places that I'll allow the drop-D bass tuning. Skin is like no one else.
Didn't know much about the band before, but really I liked this album. It mixes all the music genres that were popular in the 90s in a way that doesn't feel forced or pretentious.
una bomba, è glam pop metal generazione post 2000 che di solito non amo, ma questo è figo. vario la cantante bravissima, le melodie riconoscibili e non banali. di carattere.
canzoni abbastanza originali, album complesso, voce della cantante fantastica. da riascoltare
Un subidón de energía, metal del bueno
Skunk Anansie dabble with nu-metal. But better than that sounds.
Only clue I’d previously had of this band’s existence was from the great underrated cyberpunk thriller Strange Days. This was really great, much smarter than average hard rock with nice speed/metal edges and a unique and pleasing sound and sensibility.
You know, I don't think I've listened to this album for nearly twenty years. Stoosh is such a good album that any time I want to hear Skin belting something out with her - let's be fair now - absolutely incredible pipes, I'll go straight to that. That's not to say that this isn't a good album. It is a good album. But as I listen to it, I hear some little production issues that put me off a little. Skin sounds like she's in a room just slightly too small for her. There's some late 90s compression going on too, where the recording doesn't do justice to the material. It feels flatter than it should be, and that's a shame. Because Skin's voice is able to be beautiful, fragile and indeed angelic in the quiet moments. And like a furious angel, she can tear the flesh from your bones with it during the loud parts. But there's not enough to difference in this recording to capture that, which is almost a crime.
Really cool, angry female lead vocals, switches through multiple styles quickly, trippy, dark, some tasteful string sections, some quieter songs that don't do much, overall very unique, will come back
Not what I was expecting, although I'm not quite sure what I was expecting. A solid, creative rock/metal album, the vocals are great
Another one whose rating I'm sure won't have faired well off first-track impressions. Also another one that has a lot to give if you let it settle in for a couple of tracks. Need to think of a term for these albums, have something about a troll at the bridge where riches abound if you get past him and to the other side. I'll get back to you.
Great album Band sounds like a mix of Pixies, Foo Fighters, & Poison Excellent sound. Sounds like classic hard rock/metal mixed with ballad rock/hair metal Overall composition sounds great with tight instrument sounds with a hint of punk & emo at times
Singer is quite skilled.
This album started out sounding like early Evanescence but didn't stay there. Absolutely sublime singing and enjoyable enough music. Not what I expect but definitely a fun ride for me.
4/5 I couldn't wrap my head around this album. It was very choppy in terms of styles. It got racial and i don't know what to think about that cause i didn't understand all the lyrics. She can sing though. I definitely enjoyed her voice, the music and once again female voices are a major plus to me.
I definitely like this album more now than I did back in the day. Now I am from the age of dj’s playing from an extensive cd collection in regular bars. The bars I frequented back then were of the alternative scene variety and the dj’s on average were huge fans of this kind of music and very into playing the non hits. I knew a lot more of this album than just Lately and Secretly. Like most of the nineties album a throwback to a simpler time in my life. Secretly is my favourite on this album.
Really glad I didn’t give up after the opening track. Powerful vocals, lots of energy. Will definitely be re-listening and checking out more of their discography.
Skin’s voice is really really good. Really cool album.
This is angry Skin, really angry. And if you are looking for post orgasmic chill this is perhaps not the album for that moment. But if you want to picked up and shaken around, yeh, this is due you.
Ballads afgewisseld met hardere rock, bijna nu-metal. Wat me vooral opvalt zijn de lekkere basslijnen en natuurlijk de typerende stem van Skin. Ik heb nooit echt de albums van Skunk Anansie geluisterd, al komen de hitjes natuurlijk vaak zat langs op de alternatieve radio en dito lijstjes. Misschien moet ik dat toch vaker doen.
Wij werken met een lijst van lijst van albums die iedereen één keer gehoord moet hebben. Ik wil een uitzondering aanvragen: Dit albums moet iedereen twee keer luisteren. Mijn primaire reactie was ooit een reactie op een schreeuwende vrouw. Maar het album is veel meer dan dat. Er zijn weinig mensen in de pop die zich kunnen veroorloven om van de muzikale zangregels af te stappen. Skin is er één van. Het is meer verrassend dan storend. Skunk Anansie gebruikt niet alleen dit element om zich te onderscheiden. Maar was ook nog eens vroeg bij het betrekken van de digitale muziek. Zo is een band ontstaan met een uniek maar zeer muzikaal geluid.
Never heard of this band but am pretty impressed. Really good album. Gonna check out more of their stuff.
On first glance, I figured it'd be some indie album. I'm really pleasantly surprised. Younger me would've been *all about* this shit, and older me still really enjoys it. It's something I signed up to find: a band I'd never heard of, that I immediately want to find more out about. I think the last three tracks cause the album to falter on the landing, but otherwise it's just a huge fucking record. Call it 4.5. Favorite tracks: "We Don't Need Who You Are", "The Skank Heads", "Tracy's Flaw"
Refreshingly good combination of Energy-filled rock riffs and still great singing
A pretty cool album of authentic rock. Genre blending, the production is flawless, vocals strong and some great guitar work.
Different and interesting, I will listen to them again
Didn't think I'd like this as much as I did
I don't think I've ever heard of these ladies before, but apparently they made a pretty good album in 1999. Good vocals, varied songwriting, solid instrumentation. The occasional funk influences were a nice touch as well. Not a masterpiece by any stretch, but I certainly enjoyed it.
Found myself quite enjoying some songs. Angry music +1
Wow, shocked! I thought I was going to HATE this album from the name to the cover art, but I loved it. Skin's voice is amazing and I'm digging more into their discography. What a cool sounding band.
Kicks off with some etheral Indian music, drops into hard DnB, right into some shredding guitars. All within the first minute. Skunk's voice does take a it adjusting to and it's not my normal style - very screamy but it just works. More hard rock than the classic punk tunes I know and prefer them for and as such not totally my flavour, kind of re-defines hard rock though. 4
Yet another ex-1001 album!™ http://1001albumsyoumusthearbeforeyoudie.wikidot.com/album-artists-a-z-ex When this album came out I was working at Blockbuster Video and the promo was on a constant loop. I quite liked Skunk Anansie at the time, but I never bought the album because it reminded me too much of shift work. Which was a shame, as I've really enjoyed listening to it today! It still deserves to be in the 1001 list. 4.5
Great voice, great band, never seemed to achieve the recognition they deserved. I prefer the earlier less heavy sound but still enjoyed this.
Enjoyable noise saw them when they were a support act, much better than the main act. Underatted for sure
A different kind of 90s punk, which feels rarer than one might imagine.
A lot of differing sounds on each tracks, but overall this was actually pretty pleasant to listen to.
Prima album dit, eentje om nog eens te luisteren. Beetje gothic a la Evanescence en Within Temptation, maar dan meer focus op de gitaar en melodie als je het mij vraagt. 4 sterren.
This album was somewhat hit-and-miss. Some of the songs feature a cool combination of an authentic haunting sound with traditional hard rock elements. Others are pretty generic R&B or soft rock.
Lyrics don't inspire me but the feeling is great
Awesome from start to finish. Absolute cracking album. By fuck, Skin has some pipes!
A real solid album. Probably my favorite yet. I loved the female vocals with this style of music. Every song sounded different. Would relisten to the entire album over. 4.5 stars