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Drive Like Jehu

1994

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Too much screaming.

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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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5

raw 90s punk good stuff

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5

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

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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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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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Too much screaming, I don't like it

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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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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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That's a nope from me

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

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One of the songs hurt my ears.

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FUCKING HORRIBLE

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5

Unexpectedly good

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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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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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4

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

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4

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

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4

Pretty good!

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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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4

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

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4

At the drive in so hard with this one

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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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4

Zuvor nie gehörter guter Alternative ohne lommerzgefahr

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4

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

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4

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

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4

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

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4

don't know what else to say about it

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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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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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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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4

A nice gem

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4

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

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4

Good.

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4

High energy, enjoyed this.

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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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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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3

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Trashy, Hardcore.

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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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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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3

It was fine, not really my genre.

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3

Very hardcore punk

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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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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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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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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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6

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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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3

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

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3

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

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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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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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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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3 1/2

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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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3

A little annoying but It is a good album.

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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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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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3

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

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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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Heerlijke hardcore punk, lekerre rifjes

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punk

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if you like punk you may like this

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2

Very punk, very cool, emo dudes

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Eh.

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

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

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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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Alternativo demais/gritaria demais pra mim

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Noisy 90s punk. Skillful, but nothing special

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Meh

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

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Meh.

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

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

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i think hardcore punk is not for me

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Noise for noise's sake

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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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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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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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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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Loud angry noise.

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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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Forgettable

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It wanted to be annoying and it has achieved it

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

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

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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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helemaal niks voor mij, veel te wild

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Very screamy lacking any originality.

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1/5 didn't like it at all. It was irritating at times!

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Sucko.

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This is dreadful. No melody, shouting, really abrasive sound.

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Utter & complete rubbish

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Awful noise

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Some time of punk? (because of the guy screaming all the time)

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Olipas kuraa, huutamista ja räminää. Wikipedian mukaan post-hardcorea. Alkaa käymään selväksi, että post-punk ja ilmeisesti myös post-hardcore aiheuttavat meikäläisessä aika vahvoja inhoreaktioita. Ainoa biisi joka vähän herätti positiivisia fiiliksiä oli Luau, mutta ehkä sekin alkoi vain tuntua tutulta pitkän kestonsa ansiosta. Kenelle tätä oikein tehdään?

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Not good. Kinda bad, actually. I'd give it 1.5 stars if I could, but I can't. It's really not the worst thing ever, but it's definitely not worth listening to.

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crap

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I DO NOT LIKE THIS AT ALL! Rating: 2/10

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I'm not at a place where I can appreciate the energy and volume of their abrasive and scream-fueled rock.

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One of the hardest to get through albums I have heard so far on this list. While others I have rated low for being boring or not taking any chances, this is the first one I have gotten where it felt like the music was actively trying to be as annoying as possible which REALLY bugged me. Luau is just painful noise for the last couple of minutes. and Super Unison has an irritating dog whistle going off for the first 30 seconds of the song. While these songs stood out to me in a negative way, the album as a whole did not feature any successful riffs, melodies, and moments that made this worth listening to in spite of those agonizing parts (especially considering it is over an hour long). I do not consider myself a fan of dark/abstract emo rock so this album clearly is not for me, but it is hard for me to see any redeeming qualities that someone would get out of this even if they are a fan of the genre. I cannot deny that they took chances here (which keeps it from being at the very bottom of my list), but this is one I would never want to come back to. 1.5/5.

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Absolutely awful, nothing but screaming and what appears to be white noise. One upside, there are no cats crapping in my garden now

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The perfect album.........if I had I been playing THPS. Not bad but too garage punk for me. The first 4 songs felt like one. Needs more variety.

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