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Superfuzz Bigmuff

Mudhoney

1988

Superfuzz Bigmuff

Album Summary

Superfuzz Bigmuff is the debut EP and first major release by the Seattle grunge band Mudhoney. It was released on October 20, 1988 through record label Sub Pop. The album was later re-released in 1990 in the form of Superfuzz Bigmuff Plus Early Singles.

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Rating

2.86

Votes

3739

Genres

  • Rock
  • Grunge
  • Punk
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Nirvana similarities. Like Nirvana, The Stooges and early californian punk all rolled into one. These guys were just before Nirvana too, so seems like they paved the way but then Nirvana did it much better. This feels like a 4 just because it clearly was paving the way and I'm surprised by how much I enjoyed it.

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Listened to quite a lot of Mudhoney (and other roots grunge like Screaming Trees, Dinosaur Jr. etc) back in the mid 90s. It deserves points for the energy, the consistency of execution, and how foundational it was to the development of this particular sound... Though it’s a sound I’m not all that interested in listening to anymore.

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5

My wife hated it, the neighbors complained. 5 stars

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5

Everything about this is perfect. The cover. The opening guitar. My slightly unreliable memory of seeing them live in Wolverhampton around this time

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5

80's grunge always hits the spot for me, so raw and gritty and fun. This formative release was a perfect little snack to start the morning.

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4

Great driving hardcore-punk infused, proto-grunge, garage/noise rock. Can obviously hear the influence on nirvana, soundgarden and grunge. Had some of these songs on mixtapes as a teenager, love the riff in "In n Out of Grace". To be picky, they are missing the catchy choruses of the more successful grunge bands, and I don't love the singer's nasal tone. Generally feels really visceral and angry, and would have been great live.

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4

When protogrunge is better than 90% of grunge. Great big classic

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2

Comment tu vas justifier ça Robert ?

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2

Much better than expected. Never heard of these guys before, but glad I got a chance to hear their music. 2/5

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There's a lot of noise and shrieking on this album. I suppose I understand why some people would think it's great, but I'm not one of those people. I wouldn't listen to this again if given the choice. 1 star.

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5

!!! amaze. Definitely see where nirvana got some of its inspiration from!

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5

THIS IS AMAZING

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5

fuck yeah

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5

I really enjoyed this album. Really grungy.

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5

mi primer correo era mudhoney arroba algo punto com. es una obra maestra de estupidez post-adolescente como el mejor rock and roll siempre lo es.

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5

Lekker!!! Vroeger toen ik nog het idee had om gitarist te worden wilde in een superfuzz en een bigmuff als effecten. Wat een geluid. Uiteindelijk werd het een “Power-rat” pedaaltje (om het verhaaltje compleet te maken)..

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5

Bad ass album! Truly ahead of its time. The birth of grunge?

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5

When this was first released it changed everything (well, musically). It's still awesome

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5

Banging debut from one of the best bands to emerge from the Grunge period.

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4

Ich finds geil und liebe den Sound, die Hits und die Attitüde. Dreckpunk, Proberaum, Heroin, Power, Amerika. Sehr ambitioniert ist das natürlich nicht, aber wer Touch Me I'm Sick und Mudride an zwei Enden einer Platte packt, darf dazwischen gern auch mal bisschen stoppeln. Und schon aus Prinzip kann ich hier nicht weniger geben als für Pearl Jams Ten.

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Не, саундом пропёрся. Сразу прям захотелось уши через звуковуху подключить. Покачивает, покачивает. Вики бы не написала - я бы даже не особо выкупил, шо цэ гранж. При оценке альбома возникает вопрос занимательный. Не "А судьи кто?", а "А судить то что?". В оригинальном EP всего 6 треков, в итоге 22,5 мин. А в современном издании эти 6 треки помещены внутрь дополнительных. Ещё и второй диск присобачен. Я угарну, если кто-то в рамках этого движа вместо 6 треков будет 32 слушать, лол.

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ну во-первых как постоянный юзер биг маффа хочу заявить, что строить весь альбом на этом звуке — максимально хуёвая затея. Его для ритма и не используют почти, он же ватный сильно, да и для соляков звук как-то недокрутили. Если уж делать звук с ним, то используя какую-нибудь грелку, меня например тащит подрубать его через боссовский турбо дисторшн. Но ладно, цэ всё лирика. Во-вторых — песни на этом альбоме просто на пять голов выше всего, что я слышал от мадхани до этого. хз, может они так скатились в будущем, но ожидал я вообще другого. Это-то ну. норм. даже очень. Как для пост-хардкора — вощще конфетка. Как для гранжа — ну чутка хаотично и мелодики не хватает порой, но влияние на того же Кобейна очевидно. Как для 88 года — передовая нахуй музыка. Вокалист просто зверюга, тащит энергетикой через эти фуззовые стены и долбящие ударные. Трек Hate the Police — вообще один из самых впечатляющих вокальных перфомансов, что я когда-либо слышал. Mudride тоже где-то близко валяется. Композиционно не откровение, конечно, но определенные треки радуют. Для меня небольшой проблемой стала так называемая Ear Fatigue — «ушная усталость», когда под конец альбома уже так много этого фузза и однообразного звука, что физически устаешь это слушать (я гонял полную версию, ясен хуй). В общем для своего времени — ништяк, для нашего — детский доктор, группа когда-то была горяча, 8/10.

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4

Seattle... Lärm!

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4

May have been the template for grunge, but it's possible to make poppier, hookier songs without selling out.

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4

Yet another surprise for me. This one grabs me immediately with big noise. It follows up with fast and medium hard sound that really keeps me interested. For '88 this seems like a really groundbreaking album.

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4

This dirty, messy garage punk makes me want to buy another Big Muff pedal. This album was fun, and short enough that it didn't outstay its welcome like some bands like this

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4

Punk-rock en estado puro. Buen disco, buen estilo, un imprescindible de esta lista.

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4

definitely grew on me. some songs were too similar and repetitive but the screaming and guitar were kinda additive. cool name x

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4

Another solid album that rocks hard. Early grunge. A few great songs, especially toward the end but not consistent throughout. A 3.5 but will listen again so I'll bump to 4

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4

Nice proto-grunge. Grunge is my favorite genre and this is one of the early trendsetters. I can totally hear Nirvana and Soundgarden here. Good album.

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4

Really enjoyable, liked it more than most grunge i've heard due to the great energy and dirty sound.

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4

Focused rocker. I didn't realize EPs were included in this list

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4

Decent grunge, especially the last song. 7/10

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4

I liked the later mudhoney better, but this was a solid angsty garage rock EP. 7/10

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4

I believe that this is the pure definition of a very historical album that sounds "simple" or "old" because of so many things it influenced after its release. The songs are great and the spirit is pure 90's grunge.

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4

Straightforward, short, but oh so tight. The closer clinches it, stretching out without losing the edge that has been honed by the other five tracks.

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4

The 1990 version includes some awesome songs, but I decided for the purposes of this review I'm just looking at the 6 songs on the 1988 release. I wasn't big on grunge when it first broke through, so I think really listened around bands like Mudhoney at the time. I suppose that's fine, as I don't think I would have much appreciated them at the time. But man, these guys are great. They're the only band I can think of that consistently embodies the raw energy of groups like the Stooges and the MC5. This is some stellar proto-grunge that burns with a ramshackle energy, with some furious guitar work and hard driving drums. The vocals by Mark Arm are some of the most blistering and I have heard. I like the contrast between slow burn and straight up rage he does in “If I Think.” Following it up and closing it out with the high energy “In 'n' Out of Grace,” and that’s a pretty compelling group of songs. It makes me want to hear more. Fave Songs (1988 version): In 'n' Out of Grace, No One Has, If I Think

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4

This just blew the cobwebs right away

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4

Quality feels like it’s recorded right off the floor. I’m a clean sounding kinda guy but this is gritty and I dig it. Loved Rape Me.... I mean Need. (Oof another lifted riff for Cobain & Co.) Fave tracks: “in n’ out of grace” “need”

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4

Some classic tracks from my youth on here. Always worth a listen even though some tracks take it down slightly from a 5.

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4

Grunge incarnate - squalling guitars, fizzing with sass

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4

Rating: 8/10 Best songs:

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4

Grunge visceral, pero con buenas melodías. Fuerza sobre el escenario

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4

I love how RAW this album was, but God it was rough to listen to for long. Overall good experience though.

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4

2/6/2022 Today's Album: "Superfuzz Bigmuff" by Mudhoney - I think this is one of the most influential albums for the 90s. Coming out in 1988 and predating the entire grunge movement, this band shows off a lot of talent and innovation. The groany vocals and and slightly detuned guitars that would define the grunge rock takeover in the 90s are all over this record and are well executed. This album is messy, but controlled and there are a lot of diverse ideas on the record, even if the instrumentation stays pretty similar throughout. Some songs sound like they're made for the mosh pit and some just fit that crying-alone-in-your-bedroom vibe and I think if you look at Nirvana and Pearl Jam, which to me are the closest in comparison to this group, you'll find a very similar aesthetic. It seems that the movement sort of took off without these guys, which is really a damn shame since they were such pioneers of the genre. I don't really know if I am totally on board with grunge music, but I have to say that if you're even just tolerant of hard-rock and metal, you'll appreciate this album or at least enjoy listening to it while it's on. It sounds like the exact transition point between the hair metal that ruled the 80s and more subtle grunge rock, with plenty of chugging 80s guitar and bass lines on tracks like No One Has, but also slowed down grunge beats on tracks like Need and If I Think, both of which sound like Nirvana songs before Nirvana existed. In 'N' Out of Grace and You Got It are absolutely crazy tracks and I like them a lot. I think there are a lot of songs on here that are just sort of forgettable or just don't leave a big impact, but the good parts are really great and there weren't really moments where I didn't at least half-like what I was hearing. I think it's definitely worth it for those who like music with an edge. Score: 7.5 Angsty and Grungy Highlights: Touch Me I'm Sick, Need, If I Think, In 'N' Out of Grace, You Got It (Keep It Outta My Face)

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4

Grimy as hell and I love it. Rougher than the big 4 grunge bands. 8/10

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4

Дерзко.

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4

The linear progression of punk to grunge and everything outside and in between is demonstrated well by this list

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4

4, pretty dope grunge, a lot of good tracks

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4

Punk-grunge ochentero. No está mal. Un 4.

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4

Garage grunge/punk type sound. I'm into it

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4

So today we're reviewing... *checks random word generator* ...superfuzz bigmuff. Giving this 4 stars just like the other Mudhoney album we got. They're both super decent, hard-hitting, fun & dirty grunge albums. They might not be quite as catchy as Nirvana, but otherwise not all that far behind.

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4

Goeie oude grunge

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4

I tried getting into Mudhoney several years ago before seeing them open for Pearl Jam. It was a little too raw for me then. But now I have a better appreciation for heavier and rougher stuff, so this was good.

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4

Punk-grunge ochentero. No está mal. Un 4.

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4

The missing link between Iggy Pop and Nirvana.

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4

Not normally a grunge fan but actually quite enjoyed this. Somehow it seemed a bit bouncier and playful than, say, Nirvana. I liked it in the same way that I like early Sabbath - the band revelling in the noise they can make. The lyrics weren’t terrible either, from what I could make out. I think the original 22 minute version of this is probably enough for one sitting, but I left the Deluxe edition running just to hear their version of Halloween. Good stuff.

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4

If you lookup 'grunge' music you'll likely be presented with the usual suspects - Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains and so on, and in many cases struggle to hear what they meant by 'grunge' sounding - however, stick this on and Touch Me I'm Sick leaves you in no doubt what they meant. This is a great album that makes no apologies about being rough around the edges, gnarly sounding, and even the album artwork you can imagine being stuck together using glue sticks and Sharpie pens.

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4

Bring the scuzz, properly dirty. Lovely. In N out of Grace is epic

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4

Big influence on the alternative scene. Honed yum sounds and a loose style to make a pretty good album

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4

While the band name looked familiar, I wasn't at all familiar with their music. Overall this was a rocking album and I will be going back and checking out more of their catalog. Also sweet album title!

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4

The guitar riffs are sick. It may be an issue with the spotify album but 2 hours of many of the same songs was a bit too long. The core songs are phenomenal, though.

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3

Rock excelente que eu não conhecia! Guitarras e bateria muito boas

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3

cool

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3

Drones a bit but ok

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3

The only specific song I think that deserves highlight here is "The Rose", though apparently both "Mudride" and "In 'n' Out of Grace" did well as singles It is essentially an early grunge album Unless you're a fan of the genre, I see no reason to listen to this over Nirvana, soundgarden or Alice in Chains, all of whom have much better music than this It is, however, relevant due to the time of release, as it was recorded quite early into the grunge movement and it does definitely fit a lot of what the movement solidified itself around.

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Fav Song: Touch Me I'm Sick

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3

Great rock I love it. I didn’t realize grunge started so early.

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3

eh

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3

I enjoyed the noise. Only a couple tracks stuck with me.

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3

Not much to say here. Liked a few songs, didn't enjoy it that much. They've got a cool sound but it's not something I'd return to very often. I am surprised at the date though, these guys put out an album in 2018 that I liked. Favorite tracks: Mudride, If I Think, Burn It Clean. Album art: Not a fan of the black and white here, but this is a cool picture and the band name/logo is nice. 3/5

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3

Grunge

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3

a solid album by an underappreciated band. Not one I have in my collection and not my favorite. I wouldn't classify it as essential, bit glad I got to give it a listen.

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3

At first glance I groaned thinking I would have to listen to another UK grunge band but turns out these boys are from Seattle! And they aren't half bad! It feels like they are approaching something special with this album but don't quite reach it. The music is very interesting but borders on overplayed and the lyrics are exciting at times but mostly lost in the music. There is even one very interesting track called Hate the Police where this lead singer says it. I really enjoyed Need, Mudride, and No One Has.. Album cover is really cool, too. Feels very grungy in a great way.

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3

Schmeckte mir anfangs nicht. Drums sind lecker, der Rest...musst ich mich reinfressen...und trotz der Heavy Vocals gar auf dem Geschmack gekommen. Seltsamerweise erinnert mich die Stimmung an den Film im „Ex-Drummer“. 2.6

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3

Competently made but stirred nothing in me

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3

Had grunge down before Nirvana

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J’ai de la misère à trouver une chanson qui sort du lot, à part No One Has. C’est par contre un bon album, le son garage cochon comme je les aime. J’ai écouté les 17 tounes et sans m’en rendre compte, j’étais rendu dans les bonus tracks de l’édition de luxe. Yeah

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really like the sound, but the songs themselves aren't really doing much for me. Might be better after more listens, but for now, just a 3/5. Excited to have something on this list that isn't boring crap from the 60's, though!

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3

Stooges were radderer

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Die 90ies im Flanellhemd lassen grüßen. Ein paar gute laute schöne wütende schrabbelige Grunge-Songs sind dabei. Hate the police sehr punkig sogar. Von burn it clean hätte ich gerne ein Foo Fighters-Cover :) Hat mich aber nicht so sehr berührt wie z.B. Nirvana.

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3

Gar nicht übel. Merke ich mir, falls ich Mal in der richtigen Stimmung bin, um Fernseher aus dem Fenster zu schmeißen...

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3

Sympa sans plus j'ai pas de temps a vous accorder j'ai des albums a rattrapper

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I hadn't heard of this band before, so when I started playing it I could hear how grounded in the early day of Seattle grunge this album and band are. It has that mix of punk, early garage band metal, and the usual grunge elements. On the surface, they might sound rough and dissonant, but they are tighter than that. They are really good musicians. Much as I applaud what the grunge bands were doing -- a good turning point or shake-up in any art form is how things evolve -- it's not really my favorite sound. Just personal preference.

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3

listened to it before and it's not my taste

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3

Average album, not one I’ll return to I don’t think. Very punky sort of stuff without really doing anything for me!

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3

Can definitely see how they influenced a lot of the bands that came after them such as Nirvana. Touch Me I'm sick was my favorite

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3

violent punk and grunge.

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The style isn’t what I usually like so I don’t know if this is considered good or bad punk but I listened a few times and it’s was fun.

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3

A cool kinda grunge detour 🤷‍♂️. I think when grunge died it kinda discounted this sorta stuff. The Spotify link sends you to an expanded cash grab deluxe edition shit fest but the ep alone is solid when you’re in the right mood. ‘Chain that door’ and ‘if I think’ were my favourites.

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3

I really liked it, but as an album is a 3

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3

Solid

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3

Sound innovative guitar effects and great punky bass and drums, but not much really stands out. The breakdown In and Out of Grace is cool and they definitely bring the out the grunge. Would have been into this in the 90s had I known about it, but they've been eclipsed by everything that came out of Seattle subsequently.

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3

Big influence on grunge

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this album was released on my bday. Will have to say - not my favorite, not a huge early grunge fan. Although I haven't listened to it much to begin with...

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3

Immature and lacking any sort of polish but I guess that’s the point. I mildly enjoyed it.

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3/5

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3

not bad

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3

This is early and a huge part of making grunge a thing and I respect that innovation, but it still does not rise above the mediocrity that plagues most (not all!) grunge music.

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3

Pretty good. I appreciate them getting right to the point and doing a tight 6 song album.

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3

Good punk album top to bottom

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3

The suggested album goes on far too long, it's pretty good to start then drags quiet badly

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3

6.5

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5/10. Meh, not terrible as grunge, and the original version of the album at least is nice and short.

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3

I know it's class, but it doesn't absolutely grab me. Probably better after multiple listens.

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3

It was OK. Didn't do enough to make me that interested in hearing more but I enjoyed it whilst it was on.

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3

Energtic, sloppy fuzz punk. Would be 4/5 star if it were just the EP, but the deluxe edition has a load of extra songs, which just don't do anything for me, and I guess this is 1001 albums, not EPs.

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3

ok

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Mudhoney (and a few others) don't get enough credit for really "inventing" grunge music. Everyone thinks of Nirvana - but this is clearly one of that bands that influenced them. Nirvana's popularity always kinda pissed me off because of that. But - is Nirvana better than Mudhoney? For sure. Is Modhoney "good"? Not really. Still, credit where credit is due.

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3

2nd listen in the past week. Enjoyable.

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3

Yeah kind of cool but it washed over me a little. Will give it another listen possibly, wish that there was a non deluxe edition tho

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3

i should like this but i don't

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3

This is alright. Hasn’t got the melodic feel of nirvana or the interesting textures of sonic youth… falls between the two!

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Based on the original 6 track album. I really enjoyed this very raw lots of energy, can see the influence it had on nirvana and the grunge scene. Just not one I’d rush back to due to my music tastes. Would have loved this as a teenager.

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3

It was good, but probably too long. It was enjoyable to listen to, but none of the songs really stood out to me. Favorite song: Dead Love

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Reminds me of Nirvana

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3

Scuzzy rock, not particularly interesting musically or lyrically. Not for me.

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3

I’ve always been interested in Mudhoney, knowing that they influenced a lot of bands I love. This was about what I expected. Catchy in spots, pre-radio “friendly” grunge that really exceeded my expectations in some areas. Not 100% sure I’d listen again, but I enjoyed it.

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3

6/10 Best song - Touch me I’m Sick

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Started out as decent alt rock before becoming a bit too aggressive and loud at the end. Great runtime though

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Just because it inspired Kurt Cobain doesn’t make it a must hear.

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Too long

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putting the lunge into grunge

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Named after their favourite effects peddles, narrowly beating the Big Boobs 500X.

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3

Fun early grunge EP Favourites: "Need", "In 'n' Out of Grace"

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Incoherent crazy. Fantastic energy and surprisingly crisp production for a fuzz album. Very good indeed

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Jakas odmiana od brytyjskiej sceny, praszczury grunga, wiec Mudhoney z ich debiutanckim superfuzz bigmuff z 88, orginalne wydanie ktorego sluchalem przypomina bardziej epka anizeli album, bo to jedynie 22 minuty i 6 trakow grania, sklad dosc standardowy, bo cztery osoby, dwie gitary, dodatkowo bas i drumsy, wokalista zespolu jest Mark Arm, az dziwne ze wszyscy czlonkowie nadal zyja i maja sie dobrze, bo sklad nadal jest aktywny, co jest rzadkoscia biorac pod uwage scene grunge, material krotki ale jednak tresciwy pokazujacy, ze nie trzeba poteznego budzetu zeby cos nagrac, bo ekonomiczne podejscie do kwestii technicznych wydaje sie byc czyms wyrozniajacym mudhoney nawet wsrod praszczurow gatunku, harde brzmienie w polaczeniu z prowokujacymi lirykami serwowanymi pelnym zycia wokalem, ktory jednak potrafi brzmiec jakby czlowiekowi juz bylo wszystko jedno stanowi ciekawe polaczenie, na plejke dodam mudride i zamykajacy in n out of grace, ale jest to tylko 22 minuty epka, wiec nie ma tutaj troche miejsca na rozbudowanie brzmienia, choc tutaj moga pomoc pozniejsze reedycje jak ponad dwu godzinna z 2k08, zawierajaca nie tylko single wydane przed epkiem, ale tez materialy livowe z pozniejszych lat, ale jednak do oceny jest samo 20 minut pierwotnego wydania

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Loud and proud guitar, early grunge.

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Bom.

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It's okay, I guess....but feel like it's too easy to just zone out; the songs all kind of sound the same. I'm enjoying No One Has. In N' Out Of Grace is cool too. But overall, nothing too special

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Spent a lot of this album trying decide if this was good and in my wheelhouse or just a little too shouty. In the end I leaned more to the latter.

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For an album named after two effects pedals, this does not disappoint. Super fuzzy sounding early grunge band. I had not heard of these guys before, but it seems like they were pretty well known to contemporaries. The album itself is a little unpolished, recording sounds a little rough (although probably somewhat intentional). The grunge sound is unmistakable though, and clearly had a big influence on Nirvana. Short but sweet, the songs are well written and the atmosphere is nicely curated. A good listen, but probably not one I will listen to regularly. Also special shout-out to the album art, this might be one of the coolest covers I've ever seen. The styling fits perfectly and the photo really feels like it's alive. Fav Tracks: Chain that Door, Mudride, In 'n' Out of Grace

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It makes sense to me that this band did not get the fame like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, etc. It's fantastic that Mudhoney was able to come up with this newfangled grunge sound, but it is not as good as something like Nevermind or Ten. I thought this album had a strong start, and kind of plateaued/declined over the second half. A good album, but there are much better grunge records out there. First isn't always best. Fave tracks: Touch Me I'm Sick, Sweet Young Thing Ain't Sweet No More

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First of all, this is an EP, so write that down. Second, I would actually recommend the compilation Superfuzz Bigmuff Plus Early Singles, which is pretty self-explanatory. Early singles such as Touch Me I'm Sick and Hate The Police are essentials, so you'd be missing out if you didn't give it a listen. Okay, onto Superfuzz Bigmuff proper. This is one of the original great grunge bands, along with the C/Z Records crowd at the time. They had an awesome vibe very similar to Sonic Youth, with loud guitars and in-your-face attitude that signaled the beginning of the 90's. I do think that the songwriting isn't quite as good as what they were making with the likes of Touch Me I'm Sick, but it's still an important source of inspiration with Kurt Cobain citing it on his 50 favorite albums.

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Áhugavert pre-grunge, ef svo má kalla. Platan nefnd eftir gítareffektunum sem voru notaðir. Gaman að þessu.

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It is really interesting to find this album with raw grunge sound, even before it was called in this way. I acknowledge the artistic value of having influenced a generation with this way of tuning guitars, singing, etc.

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Did not get a lot of it, but sounded good

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Raw dawg 3

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I liked the first song the most but as it went on it got a bit worse for me. Solid grunge but not a huge fan of the vocals.

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Such a dirty album. And that's why I love it. Looking back, I'm surprised that the 18 year old me was into Mudhoney. This is the same year that I bought a Chris Rea CD. Something clearly wasn't right. I could jump around to Touch Me all night long.

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Better than I expected, but pretty full on - over 2 hours long!

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This is the debut album by the grunge band Mudhoney. It did not sell well at release, but it slowly gained traction in the underground music scene. 20 years later in 2008, the album peaked at 25 on the UK Indie Album chart. The music was good and hard - as grunge should be. I liked this album and I'm looking forward to listening to their second one when it's selected for me.

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Should the listener find themselves on the Deluxe Edition of this album, the option to stop listening to the main tracks do exist about halfway through, unless of course Mudhoney is just so much the jam that a two-hour+ session of Mudhoney is appropriate. Alas, it was not. Mudhoney certainly possessed a progressive sound for an album produced in the late 80s. In a time where glam metal, and synth-pop-rock were the chosen poisons, this album was none of that and for that reason alone, the credit afforded this album as a prerequisite to death is earned. The album is a glimpse into the future, and such things are the real gems in this 1001 project. Mudhoney is a bit of a grinding listen, they really do not have a particularly spectacular quality that stands out thirty years later, but if the listener was alive in 1988, and listened through the evolution of that decade through the 90s when everything shifted back to humans making music, the appreciation for what Mudhoney did decidedly grows. If anything, enjoy this album as a positive testament to the future and a forgivable element of music's most asinine decade.

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The center of punk and rock fusing into grunge. Don't look too close or you'll go blind.

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Grunge rock, energisk, heftig guitar

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Every track sounded the same. I tried to get through all 2+ hours but gave up a few tracks short of the end. It's perfectly good for what it is, but I don't care to have to listen to it again.

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Pre-grunge punk. Not bad but not great.

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too repetitive

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I never found grunge to be all that interesting. Some of it is good, some of it is just okay. This seems like fairly generic grunge, nothing special but not horrible. 2.5 stars.

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J'ai trop attendu pour écrire ma review, mais messemble que c'était ben correct. I like Big Muffs and I cannot lie.

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These guys are like the precurser to Nirvana, and they were fine. Nirvana is a bit better in my opinion. The grunge sound is here, but none of the songs stand out with a memorable set of lyrics or melody line.

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nope

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Pivotal in the early grunge movement. Wanted to like it but didn't hit home with me.

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not my thing

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pretty cool

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Meh

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It starts bad, it grows a bit on you for a short while because soon enough you end up with a giant headache.

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A difficult listen.

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Too heavy for my liking

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This is a tolerable EP. I guess it's on the list because it was a big influence on Kurt Cobain and the whole grunge sound. From my hindsight perspective, it's pretty forgettable. In fact, I've listened to it 2.5 times and can't remember much about it. 2.5

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Punk rock elevator music. 6.6/10

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Favorites- track 4, track 6, track 8 Least favorites- track one ,track 5 pretty good. not something I would go out of my way to listen to but pretty interesting. lots of songs with minimal vocal. The ones that did were very good though. If I think, need and hate the police are my personal favorites. I would give it maybe a 2.2 it’s good but not for me.

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Still haven't been able to fully finish it, which must mean I don't like it that much

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Can definitely hear where grunge came from with this album. Like the instruments but can't get over the screamy vocals on a lot of the songs.

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Too long - can see where it was an inspiration for later grunge but pretty raw

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Loud rock. Fine but not anything I would listen to.

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Too loud, not into punk

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Not my thing. Too loud, too noisy, nor enough melody. I suppose some could see the importance of thus band and album in the grunge movement, but not me.

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Cool riffs but not memorable otherwise

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I think it's safe to say that if this album was actually as long as the remastered edition on Spotify I would have definitely been less in favor of this one. But in moderation, it wasn't too bad.

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People seem to over praise this album simply because Kurt Cobain wrote it down on a list of his all time favorite albums back in 1993. Some believe that list helps explain Cobain's troubled genius (He also listed REM's "Green", which is probably REM's 10th best album). There's a school of thought that marks this album as the birth of grunge. That's entirely possible, but that doesn't mean it's the best of the genre. If you listen on Spotify, your reward comes after the album, as the algorithm offers up far better grunge songs.

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Wanted to like this more, but it was just a little too sloppy and noisy for me to enjoy for more than a few songs at a time.

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Dom jävlarna lurade mig

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I can see the influence but it sure gets old in a hurry.

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2.75

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Heavy, bad vocals, hard to appreciate

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2.5 for me

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Well, they sure got the title correct. Sounds like a record that a few sixteen-year-olds made after they pooled their resources, headed down to Guitar Center, and bought a Big Muff pedal. I mean, I guess it's cool. But I also think it feels like "you had to be there." I wasn't. In 1988 I wasn't thinking about any music that wasn't on the radio or being played at home by my dad. Mudhoney didn't exist in either of those realms.

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My dislike of this album is equal to my dislike of the entire grunge genre Highlight Tracks: 3, 7, 11 (deluxe)

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Ik denk er nog steeds hetzelfde over als een paar weken geleden toen we ook al een plaat van Mudhoney hadden: Die 'zang' is niet te harden!

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Wasn't the biggest fan. Felt like the Beastie Boys in places minus the rapping and the fun.

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Nice punk album, was a bit worried because Spotify’s version has like 30 songs but it was a relief to see there were only 6 tracks

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An early grunge album that wasn’t as popular. It showed similar signs of talent but may have been a little too early. I didn’t enjoy it as much as the other grunge styles either. 4.7/10

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short primaeval grunge experience

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This is a trip

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Boooring

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Guff!

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I guess this is a pretty fair representation of the grunge scene but not to my taste.

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No está mal. Se nota su influencia en los grupos Grunge que vinieron después. Me han gustado: "Touch Me I'm Sick", "No One Has" y "In 'n' Out of Grace". Se me ha hecho largo esta "Deluxe Edition" que hay en Spotify y en Tidal.

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I tried, but it's not doing anything for me. Highlights: If I Think.

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The first song was okay, like I enjoyed the guitar, but the vocals were iffy. Then it slowly got more grating, to the point where I was glad the album was over.

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Messy, doesn't develop

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Sex Bob-Ombs

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Rock un poco heavy rollo

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I definitely heard what was likely some inspiration for Nirvana. This wasn't bad, but...meh? It really didn't do anything for me.

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this album wasn't terrible. it was okay but it was on the meh side. i liked how prominent the guitar sound was; it made the grunge and punk stand out. i don't know much nirvana but i can definitely see an early influence happening on this album as well. as a side note, i can see how this album wouldn't come to very much commercial success, but the critical acclaim this album received later was remarkable!

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Just okay. I wanted it to end rather than continue

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I’m supposed to think “this fucking shreds!” But I was kinda bored

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Like Nirvana, but not good. 32 songs was aggressive and I found myself continuously checking when it be over.

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I can see why people would like this but it's not exactly my cup of tea. No songs really jumped out at me. 5/10

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Godfathers of grunge so I wanted to like this more. It was too much for me in youth. Too much for me as an elder millennial. Still not uncool enough in that cool way--even as I continually go back to Pearl Jam, Nirvana, etc. Maybe it was more a GenX thing--rebellion of the lumberjack and Microsoft kids before it was labelled.

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Definitivamente não é meu estilo. Tudo muito cru. Acho que não vale revisitar

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Loud noises

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le mérite que je leur reconnais c'est celui d'une des pire voix qu'on ait entendu a date la musique me laisse indifférent un autre dont je me serais passé

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Did not like his music

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Zum Glück, war es kurz... Sagt mir nicht wirklich was, kein Lied sticht heraus, keine Melodie spricht mich an. Lustiger Name...

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блять это просто воплощение того почему я не люблю рок, ебучих 32 трека совершенно одинаковых, еще и сами длинные. звучит как один сплошной крик под гитару на 2 часа. сука раздражающую гитару и крик тоже раздражающий и текст гавно фу бля

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Just wasn’t getting this 1*

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Track 01 - 2/5 Track 02 - 1.75/2 Track 03 - 1/5 Track 04 - 1.25/5 Track 05 - 1/5 Track 06 - 2.25/5 Track 07 - 2/5 Track 08 - 1.75/5 Track 09 - 2/5 Track 10 - 1.5/5 Track 11 - 1.75/5 Track 12 - 1.5/5 Track 13 - 1.5/5 Track 14 - 2/5 Track 15 - 1.5/2 Track 16 - 2/5 Track 17 - 2/5 Track 18 - 1.75/5 Track 19 - 1.5/5 Track 20 - 1.25/5 Track 21 - 1/5 Track 22 - 1.5/5 Track 23 - 2/5 Track 24 - 1.75/5 Track 25 - 1.5/5 Track 26 - 1.5/5 Track 27 - 1.5/5 Track 28 - 0.5/5 Track 29 - 0.5/5 Track 30 - 0.25/5 Track 31 - 1/5 Track 32 - 0.5/5 Overall: 1.25 Album Art: 2.5/5

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This ain't it

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My God, just awful

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Was absolutely not in the mood for this.

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Wat een stuk verdriet, deze plaat.

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De grunge stal destijds mijn hart, maar dit was toch echt de uitzondering. De vorige plaat in de generator was al een ramp. Dit was niet veel anders.

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Zo'n plaatje wat je graag goed wilt vinden, maar wat gewoon echt niet goed is.

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Survived 5 tracks. That’s quite enough to know this scream fest is not for me.

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not my cup of honey

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Didn't enjoy it at all.

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A bit poo.

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Not gonna lie, grunge is one genre that will never grow in me, so let's just call it a day there ok?

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Did not like. Just kinda noisy noise that wasn't fun or cohesive.

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