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Post Orgasmic Chill

Skunk Anansie

1999

Post Orgasmic Chill
Album Summary

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.

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2.99

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10677

Genres

  • Metal
  • Hard Rock

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Wed Dec 15 2021
4

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

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Wed Feb 02 2022
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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Wed Jan 12 2022
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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Mon Dec 13 2021
2

yea, evanescence, no thank you

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Thu Apr 28 2022
5

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

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Wed Aug 17 2022
5

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!

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Wed Dec 15 2021
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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Fri Jan 14 2022
4

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

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Wed Jan 26 2022
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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Mon Apr 04 2022
4

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

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Fri Aug 05 2022
4

good alt rock album, doesn't bore out and uses tempo alot to keep the listener interested

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Fri Aug 26 2022
4

Weird at 1st, but I actually liked this album. I got some Paramore vibes from some of it.

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Wed Aug 31 2022
4

Unique, technically proficient, interesting message. A big surprise for me.

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Sun Sep 11 2022
4

Solid album out of left-field. Going into my regular rotation.

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Wed Jan 19 2022
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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Wed Oct 12 2022
5

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

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Thu Apr 13 2023
5

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.

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Tue Jul 25 2023
5

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"

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Wed Aug 02 2023
5

Love this album and previously never heard of this band. Can’t believe this came out in 1999

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Fri Oct 06 2023
5

I like this. It's very queer and subversive and gorgeous.

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Thu Oct 19 2023
5

Unaware of this group and their work till now. To sum up my listening experience - dying and passing on to the next world — WITHOUT LISTENING TO SKUNK ANANSIE— would have been my biggest regret — TY 1001Albums !!

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Fri Dec 08 2023
5

Probably my favourite album I've discovered in this so far, I don't even like metal

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Thu Jan 25 2024
5

Pre-Listen: I have never heard of this band, and can't tell by the cover art what I'm about to get into. But I'm excited to get into it. Overview: AHHHH, so THIS is who influenced Evanescence. This would be something I would play on a road trip about an hour and a half in when the nostalgic/emotional vibes start to kick in. Instrumentally, it plays around within a similar vibe but expresses it in different ways. Her voice is beautiful. The rasp in Tracy's Flaw? Ahhhhh so good. Favorite songs: We Don't Need Who You Think You Are, Lately, Secretly, Good Things Always Come To You (that bass thoooooooooo), Cheap Honesty Oddly, Charlie Big Potato (being the first song on the album) was my least favorite, but still crankable.

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Thu Mar 28 2024
5

- I am somewhat astounded that I have never heard of this group before. A hard rock/punk/metal band with a queer black female lead singer (who describes the group as "clit-rock"), interesting guitar work, a black bassist, that (on the whole) does not shy away from experimenting, going headfirst into political themes, or punching their critics in the mouth? I am disappointed that I could not worship Skunk Anasie at 21 and now am learning to embrace them at 35. Seems like they did not expand from Britain very well. - Do I love every track on this album equally? No. "Secretly" is divine. "On My Hotel Tv," "Lately," and "Cheap Honesty" slap. But even the tracks I am not thay invested in are great to have on. I think "Charlie Big Potato" is a bizarre choice for an opening track (and a single for that matter) but whatever. - First group that feels like a gift delivered to me by this list.

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Sun Mar 31 2024
5

Absolutely fire from start to finish. The vocalist is incredible and the constant attention grabbing soul behind the songs makes up for what would might pass for average instrumentals in today's scene. The skank heads, lately, and secretly were some of my favorites.

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Mon Feb 21 2022
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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Mon Feb 21 2022
4

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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Thu Apr 14 2022
4

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

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Mon May 02 2022
4

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

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Wed Sep 14 2022
4

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

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Fri Dec 16 2022
4

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.

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Tue Dec 27 2022
4

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

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Sun Feb 05 2023
4

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.

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Mon May 22 2023
4

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"

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Wed May 08 2024
4

Really great hard rock/metal album that's surprisingly dynamic and melodic. Ultra-saturated guitar/bass are great with some really cool solo sections, and drumming is hardcore and blast-beat, but the real standout on this record are the vocals. Skunk Anansie brings a powerhouse of a female vocalist to the record, and her melodies and harmonies are lush and soulful. She can go hard into scream, or pull back into clean soft head voice, and everything in between. Really dug this album as a whole, and appreciated the genre variability across the tracks to keep the experience fresh.

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Fri Jan 07 2022
5

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

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Thu Aug 11 2022
5

Perfection, a band I have seen live a bunch of times, including at a Radio 1 Roadshow around the release of this album.

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Fri May 19 2023
5

Zalige vrouw met een prachtige stem. Ook de hardere stijl is nice

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Mon Jul 03 2023
5

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.

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Fri Sep 15 2023
5

truly surprised by this band, great singing and instrumentals throughout. a couple songs might be a little too long but the powerful singing is awesome to listen to. missing a true, catchy jam but still a great surprise on this list

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Thu Oct 19 2023
5

What if Linkin Park used DNB instead

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Wed Oct 25 2023
5

In my humble opinion, this album is kinda all over the place. In a great way though. Got Muse vibes on the first track, loved the vocals in general. a touch of Gilmour-esque guitar work.

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Wed Nov 08 2023
5

First half is definitely better but some really good feminist metal

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Fri Dec 08 2023
5

brilliant punk rock. first song felt a bit repeditive though.

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Wed Dec 13 2023
5

Was pleasantly surprised at what this was. Will probably listen again.

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Mon Dec 18 2023
5

Reminds me of Muse; don't mind that at all.

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Thu Jan 25 2024
5

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this listen. I had no idea what to expect, and it does start off in a different direction than I thought, but it was a great listen. Edgy. Direct. The lyrics are epic!

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Mon Feb 12 2024
5

Жесть, какие же они мощные на обложке. Прям гигачады прогрессивные. От обложки сильный вайб матрицы. Погодите, что? И читка и гитара и ударные балдёжные. Чем-то напоминает RATM. Чем-то напомнает Tool. А мне нравится! Блин, это четыре или пять? Половина альбома прошла, я вслушиваюсь, я оцениваю тексты, я анализирую. Меня захватило. Всё же пять. Приятно, прям по кайфу.

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Thu Mar 07 2024
5

Oh those 90s nostalgia berries!

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Thu Mar 07 2024
5

My favorite album so far, loved the vocals, loved the ambient vibe. Will listen to this often again I’m sure

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Thu Mar 28 2024
5

Loved them!!! soooo good! first time listener and I'm a fan :)

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Sun Apr 07 2024
5

Their masterpiece. Skin tears your heart every time she sings "Secretly". Their prev records are good, but this is over the top.

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Wed Apr 10 2024
5

This album might be a bit less dynamic as their two previous ones, but the album still stands as a great product of the heavy rock in the 90's. Good funky hardrock with especially space for the bassguitar to excel, lyrics with a message, highly political, and a superb voice of lead-singer Skin. This band was massive in Europe in the 90's and I think I certainly didn't give them the credit back then they deserved. They fit my musical and societal tastes like a glove.

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Wed Apr 24 2024
5

Wow I was shocked this was made 25 years ago, because I would have believed it if I had been told it was released yesterday. Really great variety of music that at times made me think of Portishead, at times Muse… Great!

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Wed Apr 24 2024
5

An interesting mix of styles, it kept me on my toes. The singer's got an incredibly powerful voice and a unique p.o.v. Glad to be introduced to this group.

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Fri Apr 26 2024
5

I had no idea what this was going to be going in. I like it that way sometimes. I was blown away by this album. It was as if Rage Against the Machine had a lesser known but just as good and captivating cousin. And the vocals - the VOCALS. Skin is absolutely incredible and has great range. Soft and angelic one moment, gritty and angry the next. Her voice alone is worth the price of admission. The band is tight and the lyrics are always interesting. I loved this album. A rare, hard to come by 5 stars for a band and album I’d never heard of. I need more of this. Standout tracks: Charlie Big Potato, On My Hotel TV, We Don’t Need Who You Think You Are, The Skank Heads, Lately

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Mon May 13 2024
5

Honestly, one of the biggest and best surprises since I started this project, nearly 200 albums ago. I am stunned that I missed this band in the 90s. I had heard the name but somehow never came across any of their music and boy did I miss out! Musically it’s fantastic. The unfortunately named Charlie Big Potato has the chunky grooves and creative time signatures that would make any prog band blush. The lead singer has pipes FOR DAYS. She is one of the rare breed that can actually use her voice like an instrument, getting gritty when needed, or sounding ethereal and angelic when it suits the song. Add to this mix the very good lyrical writing and you have an album for the ages. Why this band wasn’t even bigger I will never know, but it’s a 5 star album for me.

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Sun May 26 2024
5

I enjoyed this album so much. The lead singer is such a rock star. The presence, the heaviness, the lyrics. It’s great all around.

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Fri Jan 07 2022
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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Thu Feb 10 2022
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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Fri Feb 11 2022
4

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

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Fri Feb 25 2022
4

First time listen. Kinda enjoyed it.

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Fri May 06 2022
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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Fri May 20 2022
4

might be too much but idk .kinda liked it.

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Mon May 23 2022
4

fun album, not really my genre but still had some neat, enjoyable parts, 7/10

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Thu May 26 2022
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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Thu Jul 21 2022
4

Toimii meikälle vaikka aika on purassut soundipuolel. Hieno energia tässä on! 4/5

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Fri Jul 29 2022
4

Nice voice. Lively going on aggressive

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Fri Sep 02 2022
4

Tyylilleen uskollinen, tiukka ja kova. Levyn nimikin loistava!

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Mon Sep 05 2022
4

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

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Mon Sep 26 2022
4

Drugi dio albuma mi je jako dobar. Necu se vise vracat albumu al hocu pjesmi Secretly. Malo me podsjecaju na manje hc mars voltu.

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Fri Sep 30 2022
4

Sehr coole Atmosphäre und Klangkulisse. Insbesondere die experimentelleren Sounds!

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Thu Oct 13 2022
4

I enjoyed this more than I expected too. Some quite varied track, and vocals. pretty decent.

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Sun Oct 23 2022
4

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.

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Fri Nov 04 2022
4

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.

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Fri Nov 11 2022
4

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.

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Fri Nov 11 2022
4

canzoni abbastanza originali, album complesso, voce della cantante fantastica. da riascoltare

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Fri Nov 11 2022
4

Un subidón de energía, metal del bueno

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Fri Nov 25 2022
4

Skunk Anansie dabble with nu-metal. But better than that sounds.

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Wed Dec 28 2022
4

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.

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Wed Jan 04 2023
4

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

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Mon Jan 09 2023
4

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

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Thu Jan 12 2023
4

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.

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Thu Jan 26 2023
4

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

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