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Gentlemen

The Afghan Whigs

1993

Gentlemen

Album Summary

Gentlemen is the fourth studio album by American alternative rock band the Afghan Whigs. It was recorded primarily at Ardent Studios in Memphis, with the band's frontman Greg Dulli producing, and released on October 5, 1993, by Elektra Records.Written by Dulli on tour for the band's 1992 album Congregation, Gentlemen is composed as a troubling song cycle that follows a toxic relationship as it ends. Noted for Dulli's grimly acerbic lyrics and influences from soul music, it is considered by critics to be the Afghan Whigs' greatest record, an essential release from the 1990s, and among the best-written breakup albums. The album was remastered in deluxe format for its 21st anniversary and covered extensively in a dedicated volume of the 33⅓ music book series.

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Rating

3

Votes

3719

Genres

  • Pop
  • Rock
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5

Amazing album. Unfortunately it works as the missing link between grunge and shitty bands like Bush and Creed.

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5

Angst lyrics but 90’s rock sound.

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4

Had never heard of this band and was pleasantly surprised enough that I'll be checking out much more of their catalog, who knew I liked early 90s emo

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4

I listened to the Afghan Whigs full records as a part of another list I’m taking on and I think this one is the best. Mixture of soul, R&B, post punk and alternative rock to make an interesting genre all their own. Favorite song: Debonair Least favorite song: Fountain and Fairfax

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4

Familiarity: 0/10 Notes: wow. Symphonic Grunge, layered emotion, and tight playing. Note to self, check out more Afghan Whigs Real Rating: 8/10

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4

How have I gone all these years without this band in my life

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4

I enjoyed this album.

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4

This band has always floated around the periphery of the music I listen to. Oft recommended but seldom listened to. What turned me off in previous listens was the lyrical directness. I always felt like the music begged for something more abstract and circuitous. This listen was quite enveloping though. Something finally clicked.

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4

Forgot how good the Afghan Whigs are. While grunge was taking over, this album is a nice alternative sound to what would become the ALTERNATIVE sound.

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3

The singer's voice kind of ruined it for me.

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3

3.0 - A killer backing band with explosive drums and great guitar work. Non-chord based and almost absent of melody, which actually helps create some expansive soundscapes. But, sweet Lord do I find that lead singer grating! He sings with joyless, grunty disgust and the lyrics just make him seem like a dumb douchebag. Some of the writing seems lazy, leaning on unneeded swearing, which comes off as pretentious. The only standouts are "Curse Me", which has a female vocalist. Absolute gem. And the last instrumental track (again without the lead vocalist) is great.

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Raw and emotional. Lyrically repugnant. Don’t love the vocals but subjectively appropriate for the style/message. I don’t like it, but I COULD under the right circumstances. Going middle of the road rating, but can’t fault the whole package.

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I love the music, but the lyrics are complete trash and give me gross incel vibes

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A meeting of conflict and lassitude, laziness and propulsion. Great in theory, and a handful of others have pulled it off. But not these well-intentioned chaps.

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did not finish. i feel it is my right to not finish albums now.

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This is a little too aggressive, 90s for me. Sounds like music for guys who yell at their girlfriends in public. Yeah. I hate this.

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#3 was so bad I found myself adjusting the sound settings in my car thinking there was something wrong with them

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Got to the fourth song, Debonair, and called it quits. Jesus was a grating album. Just loud, unmelodious shouting. Didn't add and not even remotely interested in listening to anything else they've done.

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5

it was okay

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5

Me gustó mucho, creo que cumple con su cometido de corazón roto rockero. A ratos suena oscuro, a ratos suena enérgico, pero como que la sensación de tristeza se mantiene constante. Todo suena bien y sigue esa misma línea. Disfruté sobre todo "Gentlemen", "Be Sweet", "When We Two Parted" y "Now You Know". 10/10

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Otra de las grandes sorpresas de este conteo. PORQUE NO HABÍA ESCUCHADO ESTO ANTES. Brutal disco, creo que es el mejor disco nuevo para mí que escuchado hasta ahorita en este juego.

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5

Afghan Lids

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This is so '90's

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5

Never heard of this but it's absolutely fucking great. Melodramatic angst-ridden lyrics, dark vibes, just a great breakup album. Sounds way more recent than 1993 as well. Loved it.

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5

Excellent; one more album in the list of reasons why I started this project.

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5

Geweldige band! En deze plaat is een van de meerdere hoogtepunten in hun oeuvre. Wel erg 90's-anger maarja dat is nou eenmaal waardoor ik gevormd ben😉

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5

Geen tijd gehad om deze top plaat te beluisteren, maar dat hoeft ook niet, want deze heb ik waarschijnlijk meer gedraaid dan welke andere CD ooit! Helemaal goed.

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5

Prachtalbum! Ik heb nu al zin in het concert deze zomer, de kaartjes al op zak!

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4

Enjoyed for the most part. Songs didn't really stand out from one another, but they sounded good.

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4

Didn't know what to expect but damn, I really liked this album. Good rock, good lyrics, and just overall a good album. Could get into my feels with this one but also just say fuck it to the world at the same time typa vibe.

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4

Angry, early 90s music. Will have to listen to this more. Liked the opener, but then it faded out a bit.

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Bändin nimi oli tuttu jonkinlaisena indierockin edelläkävijänä mutta musiikki oli ihan vierasta. Jotenkin tämä oli jäänyt täysin paitsioon vaikka saman aikakauden ja genren bändejä olen fanittanut. Tykkäsin todella kovasti ja tätä tulee varmasti kuunneltua tulevaisuudessakin.

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4

Interesting....

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Pre-Grunge 90s Alt! There were definitely some good songs on here. I think it would be a pretty great break-up album, but hopefully I won't have to test that theory haha

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4

Consistent quality throughout, though it’s mostly just moody alternative rock. I think if I cared more about the lyrics or if there were more musical highs I would like this album better. 7

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Interesting, with metal vibes, a bit out of tune but I liked it. Maybe a bit grunge

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O sea chido, como cualquier rock alternativo. Auqnue sí hubo canciones que me dieron hueva y di varios skips. Favs: debpnair y my curse

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This isn’t really my style but it definitely had a lot of strong moments, in terms of both music and themes. There were moments that felt really self-indulgent , but overall it’s decent. 7/10

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Great album

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Excelente. Algunos sonidos grungeros tipo pearl jam pero también tranqui al final. Rock

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Very solid album. His voice is pretty grating but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Enjoyed the switch-up to the female lead singer as well. Might need to start doing a favorite bar for these albums - "You think I'm scared of girls/Well maybe/But I'm not afraid of you" is pretty fire Saved: Debonair*, What Jail Is Like

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4

Strong musicianship, interesting vibes and very listenable.

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4

Really liked the first half of the album, the latter half wasn't as good.

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Up The Talilads

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Potente

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4

This was cooler and more raw than I expected. I thought of the Afghan Whigs as an overrated indie darling band, but there's some solid stuff here.

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4

Was listening to local radio last night, and I thought to myself “I’m not familiar with this Replacements song…” it was these Afghan Whigs. That Replacements influence is pretty strong. Very Good album - the breakup theme was disconcerting; probably because it seemed so sincere. Listworthy = 👍

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Rock Alternativo noventero mucho más agradable de lo que esperaba. Entre el nombre y la portada me imaginé que vendría una cosa Nirvanesca pero sin siquiera llegarle y fue grata sorpresa escuchar otra cosa. De esos discos que en aquella época quizá tuvieron para hacer que despegara la banda y solo les faltó vivir en Seattle en vez de Cincinatti.

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Sonido crudo pero original, me hubiera gustado conocer esta banda más joven. Hoy no me volaron los sesos como quizá lo hubieran hecho hace veinte años. 3.5 estrellas que suben a 4 porque sí los pienso escuchar de nuevo. Songs: Now you know, Debonair

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De ver la portada esperaba más rock alternativo noventero hacia el grunge estandar pero, aunque en cierto modo lo es, es mucho más que eso. Me llamo mucho que siento una línea completa dentro del disco en su temática hacia temas sobre la ansiedad y hacia sentir como si fuera un album concepto que en partes fuera una confesión de alguien que realizó algún crimen grave. Esa mezcla fue bastante interesante y creo que las canciones están muy bien logradas. Musicalmente el inicio agarra de sorpresa, excelente, desolador y pone el ambiente correcto. El disco es mucho más pesado de lo que esperaba, no es que sea Slayer pero de verdad tiene un sonido único y no suena simplemente a "otra banda de esas" Variado, interesante, inteligente... Sonando a ratos a una mezcla de RHCP, Bowie y composiciones de Peter Gabriel en una licuadora sobre una base de grunge. Muy muy interesante

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4

Will need to listen again to get the full lyrical story. Musically was great though.

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4

I enjoyed the raw, alternative rock on this album. Some great guitar work, a very charismatic lead singer, and some bitter feelings about relationships are all over this thing. He's got a Jim Morrison thing going in "Fountain and Fairfax," and I think that he must have been influenced by The Doors. I admit I got kind of lost in this one. There's substance, cool riffs, and passion.

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4

Had a few listens now as it's very much an 'album' rather than collection of a few standout tracks. Did enjoy - constantly revising who they remind me (Ooh just like - Verve, ooh U2, ooh Muse etc). Looking forward to hearing more of them

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Pa onak površinski se čini dost običan "već sam to čuo x y puta" album, al kad se malo poprati i zagrebe ispod ima tu dosta dobrih stvari i ekšli umjetničke vrijednosti, def nastavljam slušat kada budem u moodu za tak nešt. Poticajna četvorka.

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Zbog ovakvih stvari sam unišao u ovu kolotečinu albuma. Da mi se isprsi nekad neki album od nekog nekad izvođača za kojeg nikad nisam čuo, i bude ono materijal za daljnji nastavak egzistencijalnog života - Ovo će biti na nekoj repeticiji, osjećam.

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4

deze vond ik ook leuk my curse neem ik mee

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4

A good listen

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4

This one is good too very 90s

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4

I really liked this. Admittedly right up my street as it sounds like the Replacements but the songs were very strong and well put together

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4

Unrelenting grit and grunginess like this can only come from Ohio.

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4

I always like a concept album, and hats off to the delicious guitar riffs and engaging vocal performance. I wish the production was a little less muddy and the sounds the played had a little more variety, but this had enough going for it to just barely scrape out a fourth star.

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4

This is one of those instances where the sunmative album is greater than any one individual song.

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4

Four stars. I don't really know what to say about it, though, that hasn't already been said about how nasty it is (particularly by Greg Dulli); good thing the tunes are so good or else it might be a bit *too* bracing.

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Un disc del seu moment. Emparentat amb el grunge per l'època, però no pel seu so, rock alternatiu amb certs aires de soul. Molt del seu temps, que en el seu moment em va passar desapercebut. La fama de clàssic perdut la té ben merescuda

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4

Echt een te gekke plaat. Rock maar toch soulvol.

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4

p709. 1993. 4 stars Accessible indy rock with distinct hints of Nirvana. Came cold to this and was pleasantly surprised. On the replay list.

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4

This must be my week of 1993. Along with Grant Lee Buffalo, I get The Afghan Whigs, both not falling in the grunge category, amazingly. This is The Afghan Whigs' 4th album. Besides the last song, every song is about breaking up or some aspect a toxic relationship. The music and lyrics are high drama. There does not appear to be an overarching story; each song is its own story of relationship misery. Greg Dulli (lead singer) used Van Morrison's "Astral Weeks" as inspiration with each song on its own within an overall motif. I definitely see that. The lyrics are very descriptive and can be pretty vicious. Some of the Afghan Whigs' music has a soulful influence but this album, besides one song, is straight forward drama and rock. It is one of the best albums that I've heard where the lyrics and music are trying to match each other. The album is great listening to as a whole capturing the overall tone but also has great individual tunes. "Debonair" is the one sort of funky song on the album with a great, unique groove, has tremendous and vicious lyrics about being in a poisonous relationship "Cause it don't bleed, And it don't breathe, It's locked its jaws, And now it's swallowing," and is one of my favorite songs of the 90's. "Gentlemen" has a intense dramatic intro and maintains that throughout the song. "What Jail Is Like" builds the drama using the soft-loud-soft dynamic and compares the relationship to being in jail. The Afghan Whigs broke up in 2001 and reformed in 2012 and are still absolutely amazing seeing live. They have 7 studio albums all worth checking out with this probably being their best.

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4

Probably deserves another listen

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4

Emotional and raw

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4

Brilliant rock album full angst and a intoxiticating relationship story 👍

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4

Is it a 4 or is it a 5? I had to give it a fourth listen this morning to make sure. It definitely improves with each listen. The album depicts the anger, hurt and frustration of a couple going through a break up and it tells the story very well. It's a great album to get lost in and I love the idea that this is a contemporary version of a song cycle. It's not as good as Winterreise though! A very high 4 for me.

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4

Loved it.

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Alternative rock, 1993. Gentlemen starts with incredible music since the first moments of the record and that feeling gets better going through this album. Every song portrait a different vibe to enjoy and the voice matches perfectly with the instruments in all the project. Definitely in the top 20 records of the 90s and in the top 10 of its genre.

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3

A very 90s alt-rock breakup album. Best track: Brother Woodrow

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3

I enjoyed the groove. Not my scene.

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3

Moody rock. A little too loud/shouty for me, but some songs were good.

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3

Not bad

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3

Cage the Elephanty. Not quite as good but dig it

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3

This album was fine. It was definitely characteristic of 90's rock.

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3

Little to say here, probably cause I listened to this hot off the heels of Pharcyde and it was just not as interesting.

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3

Very 90’s sounding which I love. Took me right back to that era. I found the album to be simple but interesting yet effective. Not too terribly musically diverse but pleasant to listen to.

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3

It was fine. 5-6/10

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3

Indie

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3

Un bon album de rock alternatif. 3.25. Mon facteur de reecoute n’est pas eleve

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3

6/10. The cover art is kind of funny though. Good sound, but nothing to write home about.

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3

Nope not for me. 5

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Aika semi, osassa biiseistä vokalistilla oli yllättävän paljon epätasaisuutta. Välillä oli hyvää settiä, toisinaan jäi sitten vähän valjuksi. Skarppaisi, mokoma! Jossain biisissä (vai biiseissä?) ollut nainen oli tasaisempi, mutta miehen äänestä pidin ns. hyvissä kohdissa enemmän. Annan tälle peruskolmosen, taustalla meni ärsyttämättä, mutta ei myöskään aiheuttanut suurempia intohimoja.

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Pretty cool guitar, but voice a bit creepy to me... sounded a lot like Trent Dresner. Didn't listen to it all

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Moody alt-rock. BT: Gentlemen, Debonair, When We Two Parted

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3

Good bass heavy 90s alt rock. A little dreary at times, but I guess that has a place

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3

Very passable but unlikely to ever go back, forgetable stuff and god knows I’ve tried with this band over the last 25 years

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A nice wee surprise of an album. Might not revisit but definitely enjoyable.

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3

Really enjoyed this, lacked standout tracks perhaps but they’ve a good sound and an interesting style and lyrics.

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3

Some pretty good tunes, good lyrics. But some shit too. Kinda rock with distorted guitars. Last song instrumental almost a bit Radiohead-ey. 3/5

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Didn't really like it at the beginning. Seemed ok, but just too garage-y. Low quality protection, mostly uninteresting songwriting. Things turned around later on in the album when it got more interesting. In particular, the last two songs and then the final instrumental track were really good. So a 2 for most of the album but then a 4 for the last three tracks.

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3

Not too bad! Pretty ordinary, definitely won't listen again.

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Vocalist is giving me strong Nine Inch Nails vibes. Slow start too, this could be a nicely paced album.... Second song has a lot of energy behind it, just wish this albums mixing was better for a 'remastering' Lyrics to 'Be Sweet' got a chuckle out of me. This is a decent example of good songs without autotune in my opinion. Debonair has a nice little funky jive. Songs vocals show emotion, but they're not the nicest to listen to. But the instrumentals are soothing alongside them. Its not the most calming listen, but the lyrics and word play seem to carry the most. Secondly followed by the instrumentals, but the vocalists emotion gets the better of him on almost every song. I'd give this 3 stars.

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Kind of boring, but not bad.

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3. Good energy to have on while working. I've kind of forgotten most of it here the next day, but I suppose there's nothing wrong with that.

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3/5

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4/15

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its just kinda boring alt-rock

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3

Not memorable!

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3

Damn, this rips!

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3

No complaints, some I liked more than others.

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3

Vocals are easily the weakest part, cool guitar riffs Debonair, Fountain and Fairfax are my favorites

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3

Bright, airy, punk rock guitar over jam band drums. Like RHCP, Incubus, and Blink-182 had a baby.

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3

not bad. Not super my style but has gotten a few replays and will probably continue to do so.

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Rockigt och mörkt, hemska texter om en destruktiv relation. Efter närmare efterforskning ser jag att albumet är en brytpunkt för bandet, då de tog sig från ett mer rockigare grunge-sound till att inkorporera mer soul- och R&B-influenser. I albumet har de hittat en bra balans mellan den högljudda grungen och något mer melodiöst. Ett solitt och bra album, som kanske tyvärr saknar någon riktig "wow"-faktor. Debonair, Now You Know och Fountain and Fairfax höjdpunkter av de mer rockiga spåren. Av de lugnare och balladigare sticker When We Two Parted och My Curse ut. Bästa låt: When We Two Parted, kanske.

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3

Funny when an album happens to hit your own mood.

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3

Don’t know what to make of this. It was listenable, angry sounding in places.2/3* ?

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Was musikalisch so schön datiert aber auch abwechslungsreich, gut produziert, stimmungsvoll festgeschraubt wurde, das wird dann mit diesem männlichen Katzenjammer wieder aus der Fassung gehauen. Hab ich mich über diesen einen von einer weiblichen Stimme begleiteten Song gefreut! Trotz allem 2.6

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I've never heard of this band, though it's a genre I really like, and I have to say I enjoyed it a lot. Will definitely listened to this again. My only real complaint is than none of the songs on their own really stood out to me.

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I don't know this band. I really like the 90s alt-rock sound, love the use of the minor keys, some of the strong bass riffs remind me of the post punk and hardcore and math rock I listened to growing up (eg Estel, Fugazi) and the guitar sounds a bit like Interpol mixed with Mudhoney mixed with Placebo. Expansive. I really dislike the vocals, the singer's voice, its just so American, like if Chris Cornell or Layne Staley couldn't sing. Prefer it when heavily distorted, but the verses are kinda whiney. Reading the wiki blurb, I must say the idea of the album exploring "the dark psyche of the '90s male" is massive eye-roll, sounds very emo, self indulgent, those poor 90s males. Chorus melody of "Be Sweet" is really beautiful. Intro riff to "Debonair" reminds me of the Clash. And the guitar riffs of Warpaint. The singing in "When we two parted" is dire, so out of tune. Ditto for "I keep coming back". Like fully out of tune. I actually found phrases in almost all the songs that I loved, but equally did not find a song where I loved all of it. Its a shame, as I think if this was instrumental or a different singer it could be a 4/5 for me. But the singer drags it down a 3, and that feels generous. Second half of the album got quite same-y, much lower quality than the tracks at the top.

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3

i feel like i should have liked this more than i did. just got the feeling listening to this that dinosaur jr did it better.

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3

Was gonna give it a 2, but the last few tracks bump it up to a 3

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3

Really quite good.

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3

some ok, some meh

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3

I did enjoy it, but it seems like something that needs a few listens to really say anything more

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3

Similar to a lot of other album, not an incredibly big fan.

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3

toffe listen

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3

Didn't stand out too much to me. The album overall sounded pretty good, but it all sort of blended together. Still some great moments though. Favorite Songs: Debonair, My Curse, Brother Woodrow

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I wish that I loved this album more than I did. I think I have the capacity to love it, but it just didn't click with me today. It was some great rock, but I either just wasn't in the mood or something was missing and I'm not sure what it was.

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3

It sure was music. Grungy, moody, Nirvana did it better.

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3

The music is the most interesting thing about this album. Though it is pretty typical 90s driving guitar, bass, and drums, the use of piano throughout and the new wave style bass lines help to open it up and lend a sense of expansiveness. Like a lot of other reviewers, the lyrics are by far my least favorite part. They come off as obsessive and faux edgy making it very difficult to sympathize with the singer. Overall, the album is fine and perfectly enjoyable. I just wish the lyrics were better.

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2/23/22

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Music's that's not too good, not too bad, and generally feels like it's going nowhere

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Genre: Alternative Rock 3/5 My feed the past week or so has been nothing but 90s alt-rock, and to be quite honest, it's fogging up every subsequent listen. The Afghan Whigs, a group no one has heard of, makes a competent rock record. Am I sure why this was included in this book? No. There is truly nothing signifying or different than its contemporaries. The angst, the heartbreak, and the emotion is felt, but the music never lifts any of these emotional concepts above a casual jaunt. The music plods a bit throughout, but there are beacons of light. Fountain and Fairfax kicks some ass, and the title track is also good, but everything here is fairly standard fare. It's certainly "an album".

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3

Decent, could possibly creep into a four star album on another day. At times these guys sounded like a more rough-and-tumble version of Television; or perhaps a more polite Stooges. The genuinely emotive vocals add welcome grit to the rather polished production. This is only a few primal howls short of true brilliance - but this record never quite overcomes its own innate good manners to reach this point.

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Surprised on listening to this that I wasn't more into them at the time as it's a 90s sound I was definitely into back then. Probably deserves a repeat listen but initially I don't find it outstanding. Last track, an instrumental, possibly the best one for me. 3.5

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3

Didn’t really grab me. More dubiously portentous, gloomy dude-alt.

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3

Unexpectedly emo 🖤

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Musically this album is fine, but Greg Dulli's vocals aren't doing it for me. I enjoyed Marcy Mays on "My Curse." This is a perfectly fine album of its genre/time, but not especially memorable. Fave Songs: My Curse, When We Two Parted, Fountain and Fairfax, Brother Woodrow

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3

Decent pick of Alt Rock that's occasionally generic, but with some bright spots here and there. Favourites: "Gentlemen", "Debonair", "Brother Woodrow"

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3

Okay album. Very 90s some good songs but nothing stood out for me.

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3

The music was good but the vocals were unimpressive. I've never heard of the band yet they are described as "one of the most critically acclaimed alternative bands of the early '90s"

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Quite enjoyed this. It seems pretty heavy lyrically, and it packs a punch musically too, but not at the expense of melody or craft. My Curse was an unexpected but welcome left-turn. The lead singer reminds me of a few other rock singers of the era but I can't think who any of them are. Trent Reznor maybe?

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This is a record that grows on you. At first you don’t care much for it but as you listen the bands unique…’90s almost emo sound wins you over.

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A concept album of sorts about the toxic breakdown of a relationship. Self-lacerating, lashing out, and brutally frank, the influence of soul ballads (eg Dark End of the Street, as covered on the preceding Uptown Avondale) is apparent, although presented in a much noisier fashion. This is a lot more sophisticated than much of the contemporaneous grunge rock, but no less dark. Possibly more so. I listened to this a bit when it first came out, but stopped because the dark emotional weight made it hard to listen to. This is still one of the most harrowing albums about a romantic break-up and toxic masculinity ever recorded. It still packs a punch today. The album is well summed up by the line “It's in our heart, in our heads, in our love, and in our beds.”

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Some really good tracks but I did find the vocals quite grating on occasion.

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This was a decent album that’s I’ve never heard of before. Felt like they were a more relaxed 90s alternative band without sounding too grungey. I liked the instrumentals. The guitarist was solid. The lyrics were ok and the singer was pretty decent. Nothing too bad about the album other than it was probably just too generic at points. 5.9/10

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Had some highlights but overall was pretty mid. Didn’t really like the lead singer’s voice.

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Is background music. Wouldnt be bad to add to a shuffle but not interesting enough to go searching for

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Fine

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man this is so emo

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More of that 90s style music I just can't differentiate. Not bad, just bland.

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Bland

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A frustrated group makes a grunge album. That being said would listen to a couple songs again.

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Radiohead with all of the pretension but none of the talent. Shitty lyrics, tacky song names, Dad Rock at its most uninteresting.

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This felt all over the place and I didn’t enjoy it.

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Really, really not a fan of this guy’s voice. The other elements don’t elevate the material beyond my distaste for the vocalist, either. 2/5 at best.

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Forgettable

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Meh,

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Mellow grunge. Pass.

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Instrumentation was kind of nice, but mostly just kind of boring and never did anything that interesting. Vocals were really grating to me.

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Ei sytyttänyt. Oli sellainen fiilis, että haluaisin tykätä tästä ja että kohta tää lähtee lentoon, mutta sitä ei vaan koskaan tapahtanut. Nostatukset päättyi toistuvasti mahalaskuun.

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Kaks ja puoli pyöristyy kahteen. Ei oikein mun mielestä esittänyt mitään erikoista mikä puolustaa paikkaa listalla.

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Lukewarm alt rock that never really grabbed me. First time hearing this band it's not a great first impression. Vocalist is probably the weakest point here, but the production is too clean so it always sounded like the band was pulling their punches. Coulda been way better, there's potential.

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Ihan kelpo vaikkakin vähän piippuun jäi. Erityisesti Fountain and Fairfax oli mielenkiintoinen ja ärsyttävän tutun kuuloinen. Muitakin hyviä hetkiä levyllä oli, mutta kokonaisuudelle en kuitenkaan lämmennyt.

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Not for me maybe right now

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Good alt rock but HORRENDOUS vocal melodies

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Eh

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The Afghan Whigs continue to explore the darker side of Rock as they oscillate from moody to a touch of angst. This album has a broad appeal, but no major single or remembrance.

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I remember hearing their name, probably heard some of their music on "alternative radio" (I listened to WFNX in Boston and college stations in the mid-and-late-80s), but I don't know for sure. I can see why they are grouped with the early-90s grunge movement. It's a bit screamy for my tastes, which I know is often a trademark of the grunge era (scream at least part of the song, usually the chorus after a quieter verse or two), and the guitars get real thrashy (nothing wrong with it, and I admire the skill it takes to play that in time, just doesn't appeal to me except in small doses).

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Eh. This one didn't do anything for me. Just fast and slow versions of the same song. Pretty indistinguishable and forgettable. I liked the last track, which was an instrumental though.

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Not really my thing. Be Sweet is the only track that really stood out to me. The instrumentals are pretty good but the man cannot carry a tune to save his life

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Not a fan of the lead singer AT ALL. Not for me.

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62. Faça favor, passe passe, não ora essa, o senhor primeiro, por quem sois. MotA: Debonair "What should I tell her? She's going to ask"

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Buen disco, bien indie y sad medio grunge si se me permite

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Sad end to the week. Was not terrible but not as interesting as previous albums this week

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It was such a slog to get through this album. All the songs sound the same; the vocals are extremely off-putting, not to mention how plainly "dark" the lyrics are. Although most of the time the backing track felt like they were just going for the generic gloomy theme, there were certain times the instruments felt like they came together in harmony. Favorite track: Brother Woodrow

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Joah, viel Kraft, mal gebrochen mal brünstig. Insgesamt nicht ganz meine Sorte Grunge.

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I don't know if I'll be able to get through this lol.

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Cincinnati representing... wish it was a decent album

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Expected to love it but just lacked any sort of connection.

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2/5 Not really exceptional, kind of dull

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Classic early-mid 90s angst and edge. Finally glad to have listened to a complete album from The Afghan Whigs, but I don't think I'll listen again.

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Meh. Found the vocals to be annoying and there was too much twang

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Prva pjesma mi se nije svidila. Druga je krenula dobro i onda su krenuli pjevat i više mi nije bilo dobro. Treća pjesma me nasmijala jer "I got a dick for a brain and my brain is gonna sell my ass to you"?? i "cause she wants to love and I still wanna fuck". Himna za Tinder. Četvrta isto ko druga. Petu preskočila i onda se u šestoj kreno derat i tu sam rekla e neš više! Usprkos svemu nije mi za jedinicu.

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Starts off strong with powerful guitar leads and riveting vocals, but quickly dates itself back to the 90s on the back half with schmaltzy arrangements and questionable vocal delivery.

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I'm surprised at this one - not at all how I thought The Afghan Whigs would sound. Nothing grabbed me here, but I believed it at least, so I mean that's at least 2 stars.

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Bit boring

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I don't like his voice.

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Poewee. Ik vind het niet per se slecht, maar wel ontzettend jankerig.

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The poor fella doesn't seem to be in a happy place. I don't want to particularly be in this place with him either. The track where the other half in the break up gets to have her say just drags it out further. I played Shaky and Bonnie's Rockin' Good Way to cheer me up.

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The album was about an hour long. None of the songs were memorable or really that good. I tolerated it and did not skip any songs.

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Ehh not memorable

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Anxiety inducing stuff. An interesting sound tho?

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I would have rated this album higher but I really didn't like the singer's voice. I found his inflection SO grating that I barely made it through the whole album. The only reason I'm not giving it a 1 is because I actually quite liked the instrumentation. 2/5 stars

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Great breakup album lmao

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Deprimierend

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Some good guitar moments, but the vocals drone on too much for me. I wanted to like this record, but never felt the spark. The riffs on Fountain and Fairfax are decent.

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I was giving this a pass, because this is how this type of music sounded in the 90s. And then I got to 'Be Sweet' - the lyrics had me cracking up. It’s a break up album that I didn’t feel.

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This is the soundtrack to a middle school breakup, and I mean that in the worst way possible. I don't mean to slam dunk on so many of these albums, but, Christ, there are so many of these that don't deserve to be anywhere near the discussion of this list. I hate the cringey, half-deep lyrics that are half-sung mixed with an instrumentation that sounds like complete dogshit. This album is incredibly pretentious with absolutely no reason to be. I am not a huge fan of grunge or 90's alternative, but I do enjoy a good Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, MBV, and even Hole. I get the whole meaning of a toxic relationship cycle that this album goes through, but if I want to listen about the ins and outs of love gone bad, I will listen to Rumours or Souvlaki or something like that.

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not loving so far but it could surprise. nah im gonna quit 2 songs in. not for me.

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I've listened to this like 3 times now after never getting around to it in high school and I still don't like it. I hated his voice less than previous listens but this album just makes me feel shitty. It's like the House of Cards of albums---interesting at times but ultimately gross and not worth it.

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Plodding 90s rock songs about the break-up of a toxic relationship (apparently). With more of those sub-metal vocals that were so popular at the time. Not my thing at all.

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I really tried. The music isn't so bad. The lead singer is terrible. Like, I was thinking that this had to be a joke.

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Cringy lyrics, annoying vocals, not worth your time.

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Absolute shite!

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Ugh, with the whining. Eeeeuuuaaahhh. Eeeeuuuaaahhh. 50 mins of this. Even the guitar was whiny. I don't know who this speaks to but I'll bet they are real downers at a party. It's like The Cure at 78 rpm. Or Smashing Pumpkins at 45.

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SO BORING

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The dongy doodies on this song are enrapturing.

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