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Yank Crime

Drive Like Jehu

1994

Yank Crime

Album Summary

Yank Crime is the second and final album by the San Diego, California post-hardcore band Drive Like Jehu, released in 1994 by Interscope Records. It was the band's major-label debut and its artwork was created by singer/guitarist Rick Froberg. The band toured in support of the album but then quietly disbanded the following year as the members moved off to pursue other interests. In later years, as guitarist John Reis found international recognition with his band Rocket from the Crypt, a gradually growing audience began to pinpoint Drive Like Jehu's music as a catalyst for the eclectic San Diego music scene and the emerging national emocore scene of the 1990s. In 2003 Reis re-released Yank Crime on his Swami Records label, including on it the songs from the band's "Hand Over Fist" / "Bullet Train to Vegas" single and the original version of "Sinews" that had appeared on the compilation Head Start to Purgatory.

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Rating

2.68

Votes

4643

Genres

  • Punk
  • Rock
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Sun Feb 21 2021
1

Too much screaming.

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Fri Nov 26 2021
5

I actually quite like it. Unexpected 4. Actually reminds me alot if the coarser songs of The Strokes. "Luau" is pretty retarded though, 7:45 sounds like fucking FlightReacts https://youtu.be/x4LWEvEKT_g "Super Unison" is great, but why did the first minute have to sampled from one tone of a fucking air raid siren. Sometimes it's just bad noise, but most times it's actually fucking incredible. I'm actually torn on giving it a 5 or a 4 now. Because obviously it's not perfect, it has some very weird sound-choices, but goddamn the energy is so good. Fuck you it's a 5.

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Wed May 19 2021
5

Oh man, for something classified as "emo" this album sure has teeth. It's vicious in all the best ways. If emo still sounded like this, I'd absolutely be an emo kid. Froburg's vocals howl at you from the speakers with all the passion and fire that you get with all the great punk vocalists. The guitars are wielded like dueling power saws artfully slicing apart the melody and recombining it into something beautiful and vulnerably raw. Basically, this album is everything that I love about punk and hardcore but with the added layer of emotional openness and honesty. Loved it. Couldn't love it more. Wish I could give it 6 stars.

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Thu Sep 24 2020
5

raw 90s punk good stuff

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Mon Jan 25 2021
5

i am a masochist for this album and it never stops beating me up fav track: super unison

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Wed Jun 30 2021
5

Awesome post-hardcore type sound, but in the early 90s! Must have been big influences on bands like At the Drive In and Thursday. Love the intricate guitar work and unique vocals.

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Wed Sep 22 2021
3

And once again I got an education on some music (post hardcore) I thought I knew but really didn't. Doing some reading, I saw how some people label the sound as screamo...I got a kick out of that. Like thrash or metalcore, I love the manic musical energy but don't love the scream singing. I also love the intricacy to their playing (much more than thrash) but don't love when it gets all smashed together in a ball of noise. On this album, the vocals and scratch/grating effects on guitar get to be a little too much after awhile. Or right from the start - I didn't love the opening track, too much chaos. Still, these guys are very good at what they do and I can see why other bands in the genre cite their influence. I think their creativity and skill are really on display on Do you Compute, Luau, and Hand over Fist. At times I really loved this album, other times meh. Maybe my rating would go higher if I listened to it 10+ times. For now, certainly respect but not adoration.

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Wed Jul 14 2021
1

It wanted to be annoying and it has achieved it

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Sun Apr 18 2021
1

FUCKING HORRIBLE

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Fri Jun 11 2021
5

Post-hardcore punk that I haven't really listened to before. Definitely in the vein of Fugazi. It's ahead of it's time in sound, the next logical step after Fugazi. This is the stepping stone to some more popular bands in the late 90s/early 2000s like At the Drive-In. The distorted sounds and longer songs won't be everyone, but this is a great marriage of punk and noise rock.

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Wed Feb 02 2022
5

Sometimes an album just clicks, it defies time and preferences. Though I was not an immediate fan of Yank Crime, it did grow on me over the course of a few weeks in the summer of 1994. I fell in love with the way the songs built from a strange whirring feedback like in Super Unison to punching you in the face when you're least expecting it like a full blast of cold air. But then there's melodic single-notes over a foreboding bass line that builds and fizzles like in the instrumental New Intro. The range of emotion contained in this album is undeniable. There are a ton of surprises buried within these tracks. Luau is absolutely incredible as is Super Union. These long songs (7+ mins.) encapsulate a wealth of ups-and-downs and create tension, release, and melancholic beauty by using powerfully scripted chaos along the way. A lot has changed since '94. Back then the music scene was completely different, CD's reigned, music diversity was hard to come by and the digital revolution had barely begun. Cell phones weren't a thing and even pagers were a novelty. Today, nearly 30 years later, I still find myself searching out this album to listen to. I was fortunate enough to see DLJ reunited for a few shows in 2016. Part of me wishes they'd get back together and release new music, but the other part of me knows this album was perfect for the time it was released, and that time will never be replicated.

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Thu Apr 22 2021
4

Slint if they weren't incels? Math-rocky, abrasive, punk, a good listen so far.

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Sun Mar 07 2021
3

Damn. Aggressive as heck. It's like scentless apprentice, from start to finish. I think if i was in the mood i'd like this more and more. Still solid.

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Wed Mar 17 2021
2

Too much screaming, I don't like it

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Wed Nov 25 2020
1

Hardcore/Post-hardcore is not for me, could barely make it through the first track, gave Super Unison a shot, made it about two minutes through. Just not for my sensibilities. I can certainly see how this had an effect on the genre however, I get Thursday without the melody vibes from this album.

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Fri Apr 02 2021
1

i’m halfway through this album. it feels like one terrible long song. its repetitive and every song overstays it’s welcome. i strongly dislike it. i can’t wait for it to be over.

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Fri Jan 29 2021
1

That's a nope from me

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Wed Apr 14 2021
1

This seriously gets into an ‘all time greatest albums’ list?

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Sun Mar 07 2021
1

One of the songs hurt my ears.

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Wed Apr 27 2022
1

Why am I listening to something that was about 20 years too late? It's like Punk had taken that long to reach these guys. One moment they were strumming out Beach Boys tunes and then someone burst in holding a copy of 'God Save the Queen' circa 1993 and said "have you heard these guys?" 1001Albums seems to have a warped idea on what is ground-breaking. There are like 150 pages devoted to the 60's and 200 pages to the 90's. Which was the most ground-breaking and influential decade? Mmmmm.....

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Thu Mar 18 2021
5

Unexpectedly good

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Wed Dec 22 2021
5

punk fucking rock

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Mon Jan 31 2022
5

Brilliant album, from a band I had never even heard of. Loved every song, but "do you compute" and "sinews" were the best ones. They remind me of late Nirvana and/or early Biffy Clyro - two of my favourites of all time!

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Wed Jun 01 2022
5

First album that is new to me to get 5 stars

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Wed Jun 15 2022
5

One of the more important proto-emo albums of all time; with every hook that a guitar riff would bring and the yearning and screaming that comes from the vocal, Yank Crime should be considered as one of the greatest punk albums of the 90s. If there was one album to end things on and plant a flag into the ground of what was to be the future of punk, this is the one.

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Wed Aug 03 2022
5

This first track is a BANGER. I'm fucking out of breath just listening to it. If the rest of the album is like this it's another 5-star. The hooks in this album are GREAT. Yeah this is 5 stars. The writing is crazy. First time we've gotten two 5-stars back to back.

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Fri Sep 09 2022
5

Same thing I said about Stone Roses

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Fri Sep 23 2022
5

I want to listen to this again. Like WANT to.

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Wed Sep 28 2022
5

This has been a good week for me on 1001 albums generator. A lot of 4s, a lot of 5s, the page keeps giving me good albums, and as soon as I've heard that virtuoso but punk-ish riff at the beginning of "Here Comes the Rome Plows" I was like, "oh crap, this is going to be good!" And it was. This is basically emo mathcore and honestly, I'm digging it in a way I didn't expect. This album confirms my theory that, if I were born in a different decade, I would've been an emo, lol.

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Thu Oct 20 2022
5

Top 10. And top 5 major label of the 90s

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Wed Jan 20 2021
4

Never heard of it but a great surprise - will listen again!

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Sun Jul 04 2021
4

Pretty good!

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Thu Mar 11 2021
4

Un mélange de Nirvana et de n’importe quelle toune de Tony Hawk. Typique du début 90. On voit bien la rage de la génération perdue des enfants de San Diego. Ce n’est pas commercial en raison des tounes qui partent après 47 secondes. Mais ROCK AND ROLL!

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Sun Feb 28 2021
4

YOOOO, great stuff, love the skronky post hardcore, the changes in speed and tempo, the loud noisy production

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Sun Mar 21 2021
4

At the drive in so hard with this one

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Fri Apr 16 2021
4

Really surprised I’ve not heard this before, the kind of long, math-esque post hardcore that I like. A bit long, but I’ll definitely listen again

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Thu Jun 17 2021
4

Zuvor nie gehörter guter Alternative ohne lommerzgefahr

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Thu May 27 2021
4

Damn this sounds gnarly right off the bat! UPDATE: This shit ripped.

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Mon Jun 14 2021
4

Never heard of this band before listening. I was pleasantly surprised!

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Thu Aug 05 2021
4

Pretty great noise rock album with a lot of intensity..

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Fri Aug 27 2021
4

don't know what else to say about it

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Wed Sep 22 2021
4

Sometimes an album comes along that you've never heard of (even when you pride yourself on knowing some obscure sh*t) and just knocks you over. This was one of those albums. The energy her was equaled by the musicianship. I looked at the genre tags for this out of curiosity and it's labeled as "post-hardcore." I can definitely hear the punk influence and the Sonic Youth influence. Favorite tracks: All of them. Most Played track: "Do you compute"

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Wed Sep 22 2021
4

I did enjoy this. I never liked the term “math rock,” though. I like the idea of combining odd time signatures with raw energy. It just… went on too long. The album felt like it should have been 40 minutes. But with CDs, everyone was for a while all about releases being more than 45 minutes. Still, I wish the band came out with more stuff. I would have liked to have heard them evolve. So like a 3.6, rounds up to a 4.

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Fri Sep 24 2021
4

Not to be lumped in with the garden variety 'rebellious loud noise bands'. This one is creative with impeccably clean timing. expectations subverted.

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Sun Nov 14 2021
4

A nice gem

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Fri Nov 19 2021
4

Proto screamo. Love it. Though with this energy, you would hope for songs shorter than 9mins!

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Thu Dec 09 2021
4

Good.

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Thu Dec 16 2021
4

High energy, enjoyed this.

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Thu Dec 30 2021
4

Awesome early hardcore album. Sounded a bit like a mix of SOAD and Tool. Not a perfect album, but definitely enjoyed it.

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Thu Jan 06 2022
4

Felt like Nirvana "lite" - good early 90s grungy vibes but lacking the songwriting chops that nirvana had. First song was pretty annoying though most of the album stayed pretty solid all the way through.

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Wed Feb 02 2022
4

Rock genres can be hard to pin down. DLJ is described as post-hardcore, math rock, post-punk, and emo. While they don't sound like what I think of as emo, apparently they were on the leading edge of the genre's evolution before it reached its heights in the early 00s. And I had to get further into the album before it crystallized for me where they belonged. Because I hated the first track and it was really hard to get through. I thought I was going to have to tell pretentious-ass how much I disliked one of his favorites. Things got better though, as the screaming and noise began to take shape rather than just existing for its own sake. pretentious-ass also recommended giving it multiple listens - that did not help the first track (still awful), but it did help the rest. I'm glad I powered through the first song because I do like the rest of the album. Exploring deeper into the references on the Wikipedia page, I found an article that helped understand DLJ's place in the bigger rock picture, placing them firmly among post-hardcore contemporaries like Glassjaw and At the Drive-In. I really liked ATDI, but never explored the genre much further. The article also included Fugazi as an early highlight of the genre, as well as Brand New, who I am familiar with and a band that does make sense as fitting on the border between emo and post-hardcore. I listened to a bit of Glassjaw, and revisited ATDI. I still really love ATDI, even though their songs are either completely nonsensical or at a higher level of poetry than I can understand. But the sound is so great. DLJ just can't match that, but I'm still happy they pushed me to revisit more of the genre. I think "Yank Crime" probably deserves a 3, but there were enough moments I really dug in between less-stellar stuff to allow for a slightly generous 4. Maybe I'm just in the mood for screaming?

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Tue Mar 01 2022
4

I enjoyed this, but it definitely goes on too long. It's not just the album length, but I feel like every song should've been half as long, if not even shorter.

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Wed Mar 16 2022
4

Never heard of these guys before, very At the Drive-In

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Thu Mar 17 2022
4

3.5

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Wed Mar 23 2022
4

Pretty good, like a more melodic At The Drive-In

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Fri Apr 08 2022
4

Ja, niet bepaald een gemakkelijke plaat, maar die gekte erin vind ik wel weer helemaal te gek. Ga ik vaker draaien.

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Fri May 06 2022
4

A discovery

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Fri May 27 2022
4

Another important piece in the post-hardcore puzzle. Drive Like Jehu leans heavy into making more noise than their contemporaries and doing it in a way that feels like calculated chaos. Guitars drive and clash against each other like cars of a demolition derby, occasionally playing in sync playing in a satisfyingly fast way to deliver the hook. It's a vicious and biting record that accomplishes it's sound in spades.

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Thu Jun 30 2022
4

No notes

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Thu Jun 30 2022
4

Bumpin

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Wed Jul 06 2022
4

Wow, very cathartic. Especially loved luau

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Wed Jul 06 2022
4

This is badass. Not really into emo and screamo, which this album apparently helped beget, but to my ear this sounds like noise rock meets post-rock, which is right up my alley. This is another solid 4.5. Possibly more listens would yield a 5. Fave track - "Luau" maybe? Or "Do You Compute"....

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Thu Jul 21 2022
4

Pleasantly surprised by this one. Off the bat the first song didn’t really rub me the right way, but after a few songs I started really enjoying it. The songs have a really good pace so each is a sort of experience. 7/10

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Sun Jul 24 2022
4

I've never listened to this band before and now I don't really know why, this is pretty great. I've never been a huge fan of hardcore outside of Fugazi but they kind of always felt like their own thing and I've never dug much deeper, I've barely listened to Minor Threat. In my head I'm always kind of looking for pop hooks so I prefer the punkier end of loud, fast non metal stuff. I'll probably still prefer that but I'm tempted to explore more now. Also I love Sonic Youth (a band that are not strangers to a pop hooks) and I can hear some of the same kind of dissonance that feels like one of their signatures here.

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Sun Jul 24 2022
4

Another example of something that I'd never heard of, that us up my street. I dig things that are post-hardcore and this is nice.

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Sun Jul 24 2022
4

Неплохой мат-рок, но чего-то не хватает.

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Wed Aug 03 2022
4

The perfect balance between loud and passionate with complex, time signatures. Sometimes I like my music loud - this is a good choice.

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Fri Aug 05 2022
4

i'm digging a lot of this album. same scene as the slightly later (i think) at the drive in (and much later, mars volta) echoes of the entire future screemo genre can be heard here. put some operatic polish on it and tighten the production quality and you have something resembling system of a down buuuuut you're gonna want to skip at least the first 30-40 seconds track five super unison. i'm feeling generous so i'll call it an homage to the endless and ear splitting space odyssey 2001 scene

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Sun Aug 21 2022
4

Wow, belle découverte pour moi ici. Définitivement un band qui a influencé les Every Time I Die, The Bronx et Fear Before The March Of Flames, 3 bands que j'ai découvert au début des années 2000. Je suis fan des construction mélodiques qui sont faites à partir des dissonances. En plus l'énergie est contagieuse. On a un bon balancement dans la voix aussi entre la voix mélodique et plus criarde. L'autre band du guitariste, Rocket From the Crypt, est plus accessible et plaira sûrement à plus de gens, mais j'ai une petit préférence pour le côté très indie de Drive Like Jehu. Je n'ai pas porté attention aux textes, mais musicalement, j'adore.

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Wed Aug 24 2022
4

I think this would have benefitted from being half as long. I liked a good amount of it but also felt a little exhausted by the end. Favorite: New Math

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Wed Aug 24 2022
4

I wanted to listen multiple times because I just couldn't tell what I liked and what I didn't. Aggressive hardcore songs are common, even some that have melodic breaks in them, but the length of the songs is what seemed uncommon to me. I still don't know if it was good or bad, but I've listened 3-4 times and still go back to it, so I guess that means I like it.

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Wed Aug 24 2022
4

Wasn't expecting to hear any mathcore on this list, but here we are. I thought the guitars were really interesting in this. I appreciated how they used intricate angular guitar riffs to supplement the raw angry sound. To me, it never comes off as brutality for it's own sake, but something more intentional and musical if you listen more closely.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
4

Fun post punk.

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Mon Sep 19 2022
4

I've never been much of a post-hardcore guy but this album is warming me up to it. Punchy, emotional, and hypnotic; good stuff!

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Wed Sep 21 2022
4

Don't know if it's revisit but I did quite like some of it's chaos.

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Fri Sep 30 2022
4

Did not listen to this at the time. I was missing out.

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Wed Oct 05 2022
4

Well this is a hidden gem. Its a bit too long, but fabulously noidy

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Thu Oct 06 2022
4

First listen. Never heard of them. Good stuff.

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Thu Oct 20 2022
4

This would've been in my wheelhouse in '94 if I knew it. It hits in that true post-punk / early grunge bell. My only gripe is no album from this genre / era should be more than forty minutes, the 1:10 length of this album drags out a good experience into a meh one. Especially when you have a nine minute track and then a 9 ½ minute version to close out the album. 3.5 / 5.

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Wed Nov 16 2022
4

Fun album, although I listened to it a few times and nothing about it really sticks in my mind. Best track: Here Comes the Rome Plows

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Thu Nov 19 2020
3

3

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Fri Sep 04 2020
3

Trashy, Hardcore.

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Tue Oct 13 2020
3

Wow - never knew how much Cloud Nothings ripped off this sound. If you told me this was a Cloud Nothings album, I wouldn't have batted an eye. I would like it more if it was a shorter, tighter 40 min.

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Thu Oct 08 2020
3

Love the pure expression of emotion. However some parts devolve a little too much into the "noise" genre for my tastes. The melodic parts really get me pumped, just wish they broke out into it slightly more often.

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Tue Jan 26 2021
3

It was fine, not really my genre.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
3

Very hardcore punk

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Wed May 05 2021
3

Glad I listened to this CD. I get why it's in the list. Honestly it is too much noise for me.

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Wed May 05 2021
3

I'd never heard of this before. It's reminiscent of Alice in Chains or Jane's Addiction. Still, no song on the album really jumped out at me and I'm unlikely to go back to it, so I'm not giving it a mediocre rating.

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Thu Mar 11 2021
3

J’adore la musique pesante, mais pour cet album j’ai trouver ça décousu comme musique, sans être mauvais. On dirait le chanteur de RAM qui jam avec Nirvana. Je l’évite La guitare est souvent wacky et trop de distorsion, le chanteur me tappe un peu sur les nerfs à la longue Je lévite la bass et le drum tirent bin par contre

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Mon May 10 2021
3

6

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Thu Jun 17 2021
3

3.6 - I never learned how to connect with math rock on an emotional level. Definitely not sure what these songs are about - it’s likely a lot deeper and smarter than my measly mins can comprehend. Still, I can appreciate the musicianship on this album and enjoy it on an intellectual level.

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Mon Apr 12 2021
3

Really liked this, never listened to them before. Not heard much hardcore

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Wed Jun 09 2021
3

Songs were decent, musically, but I didn't care for the screamo vocals.

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Fri Apr 23 2021
3

Never heard of this even once. Sounds like pretty hardcore alternative. I hear bits of grunge in the first song.... let's see what it develops into. VERY hardcore grunge/alternative; sounds like sometimes Nirvana, without as much melody or catchiness. 3/5

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Sun Jul 18 2021
3

I liked it. I felt like it was an influence to some of the bands I listened in middle school, like At the Drive-In or The Fall of Troy. The sound here, compared to other punk bands from the era begins to feel a little more complex, like it's taking some things from progressive rock. And while the musicians from Drive Like Jehu aren't virtuosos, they do a pretty good job making the album flow.

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Wed Jul 07 2021
3

Kinda comme ci comme ca on this one. Good musicianship, decent writing. Good punk. I think I have to be in the mood for this type of angsty punk. Today was not that day. Good marks for writing. Low marks for listenablility.

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Fri Jul 02 2021
3

3 1/2

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Fri Jul 02 2021
3

It was okay. Didn’t enjoy the first song but to my surprise it got a little better. The music was good, the vocals were not.

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Thu Jun 24 2021
3

A little annoying but It is a good album.

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Thu Aug 05 2021
3

Normally I'd turn this off immediately, but it's overpowering the noise from the construction trucks outside so I'll keep it. You know, this isn't awful. If I were better on my shit back in my emo/pop punk days I should have been listening to this. It's good for the style of music.

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Wed Sep 22 2021
3

I really liked the first track "Here Come the Rome Plows." My immediate thought was "this is prog punk!" Very dissonant and loved the opening bass line. "Do You Compute" made me think of Tool. I was liking everything until the first 30 seconds of "Super Unison" - thanks for hurting my ears. As the album went on, the word "relentless" came to mind. Too much feedback, too much dissonance, too much screaming. There were a lot of great moments, but I think I can only take this band in small doses. Rating it a three from sheer exhaustion.

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Mon Oct 11 2021
3

Pretty unrelenting, I needed a little bit more to grab onto

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Sun Oct 24 2021
3

Rähinäpunkia ilmeisesti jonkinlaiselta genren pioneerilta. Genre sinänsä miellyttää itseäni kovasti, ja tämänkin bändin äänimaailma on sinänsä ihan toimivaa. Valitettavasti biisit itsessään jättää vähän kylmäksi eikä kokonaisuus jaksa pitää mielenkiintoa yllä ihan riittävän tehokkaasti. Selkeä kolmonen kaikkine plussine ja miinuksineen.

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Fri Oct 29 2021
3

Heerlijke hardcore punk, lekerre rifjes

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Sun Nov 07 2021
3

punk

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Thu Nov 11 2021
3

if you like punk you may like this

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Fri Feb 18 2022
3

Nope - shouty unsophisticated crap - or at least the first track was. 2nd feels a bit more interesting into the two central massive tunes with more music and less screaming, much better glad I listened to this - I'm relistening already

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Wed Feb 23 2022
3

Pretty cool for the Genre - can see the Emo influences permeate decades from this album - not my favourite genre to be honest and struggled to find standout songs - but I would have loved this had I discovered it in my youth

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Thu Feb 24 2022
3

Normal

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Fri Mar 04 2022
3

Rating: 5/10 Bests songs:

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Fri Mar 11 2022
3

screamy but not annoyingly, interesting guitar work

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Thu Mar 24 2022
3

Good energy, did like.

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Thu Mar 24 2022
3

I'm glad I gave this one a chance and listened to it all the way through. I try to listen to each of these openly as I attempt to scrub away preconceptions and past experiences with music, but it's often difficult to do so. In this case, as soon as I heard the vocals, I recoiled a little because I generally don't like listening to screamed and shrieked lyrics. I appreciate much about punk and post-punk and the countless offshoots and subgenres, but most of the time I don't very much enjoy a lot of that music on a consistent basis. While the screaming did get to me at times, the musicianship on this album is outstanding. They compose, perform, and record superbly well. This project is helping me in so many ways. Play on!

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Fri Apr 08 2022
3

Dit is niet voor elk moment heb ik wel gemerkt. Als je in de file staat is het echt niet goed te doen. Op vrijdagmiddag om wat werkfrustraties weg te spoelen daarintegen, is het wel weer lekker.

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Fri Apr 08 2022
3

Zou dit niet zo snel opzetten, maar het klinkt wel interessant en spannend.

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Fri Apr 08 2022
3

Ja, dat ga ik nog vaker luisteren.

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Mon Apr 25 2022
3

Was not in the mood for this at all, so I don’t know I gave it a fair shake - although I also think it had some objective flaws. Some really intolerable noise garbage. And though it’s par for this particular course, this particular style of shouty vocals doesn’t for me improve at length.

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Wed May 04 2022
3

Some killer guitar riffs happening on this album but I don’t understand why this would be a top album. Nothing to separate them between other bands.

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Thu May 05 2022
3

Post-hardcore is a real borderline genre for me. Most of my fav music is heavy and I listen a fair chunk of *traditional* hardcore, but this tends toward non-Seattle alternative sounds too much for my liking. It gets up and going, there are cool riffs and passages... but only for brief flashes. On the other hand, it descends into downright noise allllll the time. The singing is pretty cool and I can hear the potential, but it feels like an idea that wasn't fully fleshed out (I know such a later comparison isn't really fair, but see Clowns for this vocal style perfected). Drummer is well and truly on top of the game though, nothing virtuosic but he holds the entire thing together imo. I guess my biggest criticism is the song structure itself: it feels like the average song is 5% intro, 25% guts, then 70% long-winded dissonant outro. This formula gets old at 53min. Still, I tapped my foot enough that it gets a pretty easy 3. If it was half an hour it'd probably be a 4 tbh. 3/5.

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Wed May 25 2022
3

Прикольный альбом, очень драйвовый. Прям душевно драйвовый. Но не мое.

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Wed Jun 01 2022
3

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Wed Jul 06 2022
3

I enjoyed this overall. Some of the songs were too long and veered a bit too much toward emo, but pretty good in general. 3 stars.

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Wed Jul 20 2022
3

I'm not a huge fan of noise rock - this was fun but hard to listen to at times

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Wed Jul 20 2022
3

Punk album with aggressive feel to it, overall good sound but some of it kind of sounds experimental? Didn't really find any "hits". Not my favorite, but wasn't terrible.

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Thu Jul 21 2022
3

This was pretty good. Some of the songs are a little on the long side, but they have a progressive quality, so they don't really feel that long as you're listening to them. Atonal, screamy, effective use of noise. Rocks hard. I like it. Fave Songs: Sinews, Super Unison, Human Interest, Golden Brown, Luau

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Thu Aug 04 2022
3

I wanted to like this but it was just really rough I though New Intro sounded kinda nice and I also love the multiple uses of 5/4 in the album but overall it was just kinda mid 5/10

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Sun Aug 21 2022
3

Pas pire. On s’en va vers Refused et At the Drive In. Les pièces sont un peu longues pour ce qui s’y passe. Beaucoup d’énergie.

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Wed Aug 24 2022
3

2.5, technically impressive at points, cacophonous punk at others

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Wed Aug 24 2022
3

it oscillates between "man, this is too much" and "i like this bit" - Tony 2022 I agree with Tony. Favorite track: Does Not Compute

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Wed Aug 24 2022
3

Sounds a bit like Slynt. Probably better on the third or fifth listen. Still pretty neat.

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Thu Sep 01 2022
3

Anfang der Neunziger wurde viel geschrien. Die Platte klingt nach ihrer Epoche, ohne die Nirvana-hafte Rotzigkeit aber mit den raffinierteren Arrangements und Kompositionen.

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Fri Sep 02 2022
3

Bit too shouty and samey for me. Could've done with some smoother bits between the shouts

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Tue Sep 06 2022
3

Tony Hawk sounding screamo. Poorly mixed but many songs were long.

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Fri Sep 16 2022
3

Like getting your ears shafted with a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire; not bad if you like that sort of thing. Probably was a really important album to some floppy haired teenager back in the day. Best Tracks: Here Come The Rome Plows; Luau; Super Unison

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Fri Sep 16 2022
3

Hardcore emo math rock. It was interesting to listen to.

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Wed Sep 21 2022
3

Nonni mähinää! Uusi tuttavuus tämä, mutta ei paha. Oon ehkä enemmän vanhan -82 hösselin fani kun tälläsen emomman ilmaisun mut on tässäkin puolensa. Jotain aika grungea tässä. Kansi on siisti 3/5

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Thu Sep 29 2022
3

I do like some math rock, this is solid but not my favourite from the genre

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Sun Oct 02 2022
3

En ocasiones un tanto punk en otras más rockero. Predominio de guitarras, batería fuerte y voces agresivas.

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Fri Oct 07 2022
3

A post-hardcore band I've never heard of before. Not really my type of music but I didn't mind it at all. Nothing mindblowing but not bad.

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Sun Oct 23 2022
3

Look I'm not qualified to rate this. In fact I dreaded listening to it. But, piled high of caffeine, I went all in. And the first track delivered Here Come The Rome Plows is high octane (a cliche I know) and it didn't stop delivering. Last time I'll listen to it, but I respect those who get their energy from music like this.

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Mon Oct 24 2022
3

Reading the reviews for this, I was expecting worse but it wasn't that bad. Nothing super special, but the reviews make it seem a lot worse than it is. There are much, much worse versions of this type of music. Saying that, it doesn't do anything for me. 2.5/5

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Wed Nov 09 2022
3

Overall, it was a fine album. I did not care for the screaming though. I really liked the guitar tones and did enjoy a few songs on this album. Overall, a decent album, just not really my thing. I'd like it a lot more if the songs were sung instead of screamed.

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Fri Nov 11 2022
3

I'm happy that this kind of astringent, smash-mouth music exists in the world. Which isn't to say I like it much - whilst I can admire the animating spirit and willingness to play with song structure, I can't say Yank Crime ever reached me at an emotional level. That said, 'Luau' is a might piece of music, and I like a bit of spit and agitation now and then. In no hurry to listen again, however.

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Fri Nov 11 2022
3

For noise rock, this is pretty great. A few tracks went on a smidge to long, but somehow they still held it all together. How did I miss this in 1994? I was probably still listening to Dirty.

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Sun Nov 13 2022
3

Noise.

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Fri Nov 25 2022
3

Nirvana-esque, especially the unintelligible vocals. Pretty guitar focused which I liked though.

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Wed Oct 07 2020
2

Very punk, very cool, emo dudes

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Thu Mar 18 2021
2

Eh.

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Sun Feb 14 2021
2

Interesting sounding. Perhaps one of the best in the mathrock or post punk era album I had the "pleasure" to listen on this website.

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Fri Jun 04 2021
2

Good for a punk/emo album, although not my favorite music to listen to. I can appreciate the emotion and composition, but don't think I'd be seeking out this to listen to. Highlights: -New Intro

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Sun Feb 14 2021
2

Def not my cup of tea, although I see where they influenced a lot of hardcore music I used to listen to back in the day.

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Wed Apr 07 2021
2

Not my favorite, though I respect their significance w/in the music world.

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Thu Mar 11 2021
2

J'ai aimé les rythmes sur presques toutes les pièces. Très bon musiciens. Mais dès que les vocals embarquaient, je décrochais complètement. Quel score je peux donner à un album où je n'aime aucune chanson, malgré la qualité des musiciens?

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Sat Jan 30 2021
2

1994, Post-hardcore, post-punk, emo, schreiende singen gefällt mir nicht, teilweise zu hart, solide 2 bis leichte 3

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Tue Jan 26 2021
2

Oof. Right off the bat it's a little more hardcore punk than I prefer. Closer to metal than I'd like. A lot of yelling. Yeah... not for me.

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Wed Feb 03 2021
2

Alternativo demais/gritaria demais pra mim

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Sat Mar 20 2021
2

Noisy 90s punk. Skillful, but nothing special

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Thu Apr 22 2021
2

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Fri Jan 29 2021
2

Meh

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Thu Feb 25 2021
2

Some nice riffs and stuff, loads of shouting, not digging eniterly doe

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Wed Mar 31 2021
2

Meh.

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Fri Apr 16 2021
2

This album starts off like a tornado and smacks you in the chops. It’s loud and brash and in your face. It’s thrashy and punky and a little bit screamy. Normally this combination would induce an excited curiosity from myself and these tracks did just that...but that was all. I just can’t find anything worthwhile or standoutish. The songs speed along happily enough, but leave you feeling unsatisfied and with an empty void. 2 Stars!

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Thu Jun 17 2021
2

Verstehe, was der Plan war, aber hören mag ich es nicht…

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Wed Jul 28 2021
2

The first song on this kinda rocks, but the rest left me wanting... This is was mediocre rock at best.

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Fri Aug 13 2021
2

i think hardcore punk is not for me

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Sun Oct 03 2021
2

Noise for noise's sake

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Sun Oct 03 2021
2

Seems like they are good for their genre but not a fan of this style of music. Hard to judge impartially but I didn't like it.

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Thu Nov 11 2021
2

Music is fine, but ruined by bad vocals and vocal mastering. If you are going to commit to punk style raw vocals, the music has to be equally shitty for it to work. Highlight track: 2

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Thu Nov 25 2021
2

Today I learned that this band exists Today I learned that people love this band Today I learned that this is the origins of "emo" music Today I learned that people love "emo" music I am not one of these people. At teams quite creative, but generally quite grating and meandering. Doing something difficult with a guitar, or something that is not easily emulated, does not mean that it is good or elegant.

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Thu Nov 25 2021
2

I looked up why this is considered an important album, and that’s fine, but that doesn’t mean I have to care

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Sun Nov 28 2021
2

Loud angry noise.

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Thu Dec 23 2021
2

Pretty dissonant. Maybe I would like it more if I had more attention to put into it, but not good for working while listening

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Thu Dec 23 2021
2

This album had interesting points but it felt kind of drawn out. Couldn’t finish. 3/10.

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Thu Jan 06 2022
2

Forgettable

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Wed Jan 26 2022
2

"Tremendo impacto en la conversión del hardcore punk en emo". Pues vale. No digo que sea un disco malo, pero me parece monótono tanto en la música como en las letras. Algunas veces el cantante me recuerda al de "At drive-in" y por eso se va a salvar y le voy a dar 2 estrellas. Sinceramente, este disco no es imprescindible solo me gustó "Hand over fist".

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Wed Feb 02 2022
2

-1.5 ⭐️ for Rick Froberg’s vocals. I’m sorry Rick because I think people who are fans of the music and the band like your style of vocal. The vocals just ruin this album for me, which is disappointing because I do like the music quite a bit.

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Wed Feb 02 2022
2

I recognize it takes talent to scream in key but I also don’t enjoy listening to it.

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Sun Feb 13 2022
2

Musically, they had some decent stuff but I wasn’t a fan of the vocals and many of their songs just sounded like noise.

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Fri Feb 25 2022
2

I enjoy the musical side of this album. I'm not the biggest fan of the vocals but it isn't too bad and is very fitting for the genre. My biggest gripe with this is the length of the songs. 2 songs over 9 minutes and another two over 7 is a bit much. Just gets stale after a little. I really like the first 4 and a half minutes on Luau but after that there were still 5 more minutes to suffer through. Sinews however I think does justify the length.

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Mon Mar 07 2022
2

Too discordant for me.

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Wed May 04 2022
2

Some nice sounds but not enough

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Tue May 24 2022
2

very heavy. good distorted guitars, raw vocals. solid bass that grounds otherwise chaotic arrangements - reminds me of duff mckagan. very noisy and grating, i am sure it would really appeal to someone who enjoys that sorta stuff. made me want to listen to appetite for destruction (which i immediately did after finishing this project)

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Wed Jun 01 2022
2

Robert tu es un homme mort.

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Fri Jun 03 2022
2

2/5. Noise....

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Thu Jun 09 2022
2

No thank you.

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Sun Aug 07 2022
2

Did not move me

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Mon Sep 05 2022
2

2.5/5 Some songs on the album we’re okay even though they were very long. It’s not bad just not completely my thing.

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Mon Sep 12 2022
2

Punk! And annoying!

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Wed Sep 21 2022
2

Energiaa on, mutta ehkä mun plebeijikorva ei löydä kauheesti uutta sen pauhaamisen takaa. 2/5

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Wed Sep 21 2022
2

Kiinnostava tyyli, mutta ei ihan tempaissut. En tosin ehtinyt lyriikoita kuuntelemaan, eli vähän ohut arvio.

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Fri Oct 14 2022
2

Soou como um hardcore altamente afetado

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Mon Oct 24 2022
2

What an odd name for a band, for an album, featuring straightforward but yet inexplicable album art. So, no idea what to expect. Ah, noise. I like some of what's going on guitar-wise. But I'm finding it too relentless. Favorite: Bullet Train to Vegas. Also "Luau" is a fun word, isn't it?

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Thu Oct 27 2022
2

Maybe I’m getting old. This was just noise.

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Thu Oct 27 2022
2

The bad outweighs the good here. I wish I could edit the songs, cause there's some good stuff. But Jesus. Stop saying the same things, you idiot. And quit with the screeching noises.

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Fri Nov 25 2022
2

too much noise and screaming. The shorter songs were fine

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Thu Jun 03 2021
1

Loud, screamy, and garbled. Not a fan. Did not finish.

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Thu Mar 11 2021
1

ironiquement j 'aurais souhaité partir ... sans avoir entendu cela

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Wed Feb 24 2021
1

Wyjce przybywajcie nasze uszy rozsadzajcie, ma odraze rozwijajcie, do zycia zniechecajcie, w kraine ciszy wypedzajcie, uwazam ze krotka inwokacja jak najbardziej na miejscu, bo jeszcze nie mialem takiego hardkora wsrod wczesniej wylosowanych, grupa moze nie undergrundowa, ale raczej niszowa gatunkowo, wiec pierwszy raz slysze cos podobnego, a dlaczego podobnego bo niby sa to wyjce, ale nie klasyczne wyjce, tylko z lat 90 wiec garaze i multiwersum podgatunkow, tutaj wiki mowi, ze trafilem na emo wyjce i nawet pasuje, ale polaczne z matematycznymi nerdami, takimi ktorzy lubia poharatac na ostro, a skad takie przypuszczenie, ze to matematyczne swiry, bo matematyczne swiry ukladaja walenie w gitarki zeby brzmialo to jak synfonia walenia w gitarke, a nie zwykle haratanie pijanego dziada, a dodatkowo nazwy kawalkow zdradzaja geekowy charakter bandy, jak tytul do u compute czy chocby new math, w liryce ktora zazwyczaj ciezko sluchac, bo jest ona wyta sa jakies iksy dupiksy, ale strasznie wyte, czuje ze lepiej by mi sie tego sluchalo o wiele lepiej bez wokalu, bo emo to jednak nie moj styl muzyczny, na plejce zawita wspominany new math

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Fri Feb 19 2021
1

helemaal niks voor mij, veel te wild

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Wed Jan 27 2021
1

Very screamy lacking any originality.

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