looooooooooooooove this album faveourite track: it's all right / for sentimental reasons, the anti-domestic violence tune
is this an ironic performance? is this a concept album? pov: you are a boy-man who just wants to fuck. you have no idea what love is, but you do know how to play guitar and sing k standout track for me: not fade away. the arrangement on this track works for me. sparser, but still high energy (prolly helps that there're less lyrics on this one, so less chance to groan) this is fine mindless music in the background!
popular? interesting? radical? sure. there aren't many rock groups singing against racism and other abuses of power. but it's so lightweight. does it rally more than it catalyzes? de la rocha's life adjacent to his music gives weight
i was pretty confused about this album's sound. so much going on, so many instruments, so many different musical ideas attempting to be expressed all at once. then i saw on wikipedia that this was his comeback album after doing a bunch of movie soundtracks suddenly, it all made sense.
proposal: goth as a musical genre is primarily about clothes. the group of pasty faced people rockin bed head wearin all black, maybe some chains? whatever they're listening to? that's goth how else do you get a connection between the cure and marilyn manson??
it's fun! it's cheesy! it wants you to sing along! it's not going into my collection, but you can have a good time working with this in the background, especially around folks who love the album
buddy holly but make it metal?
i was dreading this album, and it's over an hour long. not familiar at all with madonna's actual work, but by reputation i expected a bland pop album instead, i'm hearing.. a poppier portishead or massive attack? cleaned up a bit, scrubbed of most of the grunge, but still recognizable. wonder if madonna got really into trip hop and this album popped out?
i like the title track, but this album isn’t my jam. but, new appreciation for influence on acts like la roux in 2009? and i have to think the fifth element was borrowing her look.
In 1956, Jerry moved in with his cousin Jay's family and started raping Jay's twelve year old daughter. Jerry and Jay thus began a successful career on stages around the country where no-one had the sense or decency to boo them out of town.
hang on i'm confused. i thought this was the cardio-pulmonary resuscitation band? these songs are mellower than a cucumber there's a strong opening track, and i'm not mad at the album, just.. confused
ok wow i'm still shifting my mental model but i'm feeling there are multiple punk, uh, lineages(?) the clash, sex pistols, the smiths.. those are punk sure but they don't feel punk to me. throw the ramones in there too? stooges led by iggy pop? this feels in the lineage of punk that leads to the pixies, nirvana, mxpx, five iron frenzy, less than jake, good riddance, nofx but iggy pop will always be a problematic listen because with stardom came statutory rape of young teens
i had a good time with this album. it's the raw material for endless remixes, samples, arrangments, etc
utterly forgettable, not sure why this is interesting
meh. ya know, in a list of a thousand anythings you need, there's gonna be at least a few ya actually didn't need
some good songs, others ok. stand out: father's and sons
a hundred times better than the later memphis record we got a couple weeks ago, but minus two stars for "fever", and two stars for priscilla. the performance of "fever" was actually a pretty good cover of peggy lee's arrangement. here's an additional verse i added, mimicking the style, historicity, and politics of peggy lee's additions to the original song by eddie cooley, otis blackwell, and willie john: emmett till and carolyn bryant had a very mad affair when his cousin tried to kill her he said, "curtis, oh don't you dare" she gives me fever with her kisses fever when she holds me tight fever i'm her mister and cousin, won't you treat him right
the hits on this album are hits for a reason, and the rest is solid
not sure how maps coheres with the rest of the album, but i'm glad it was published! y control could have been the final track, but that leaves ten fun tracks in a row!
in theory, this is a lot of what i like. i.. just don't like it. any of it. gonna have to disagree with sh; this is not a "perfect record"
i love the percussion and bass lines, and while i love her voice, the melodies put on top of everything don't usually work for me. bumping a star cause i re-listened to specific tracks on their own, outside of an album play, and they worked better for me? i wonder if i enjoy kelela's pieces more as singles, than as an entire album i'd queue start to finish
without this album, the world would not have heard charles bradley's sublime recording of "changes"
I have to imagine this was originally a script submitted to Troma Studios. Cool sound, love to see prior work for Gorillaz and Deltron 3000.
i can't tell if this is supposed to be kinda cheesy or not, but i can't help but smile when the guitars veer into batman theme territory. had a good time with this album
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
more enjoyable than i expected? mostly not for me, but i did like "no body no crime". a sordid tale of lust, cunning, and revenge; with nods to hardboiled romance thrillers like double indemnity and gone girl
i recognized drake's name cause garden state soundtrack, but whoa i recognize his voice as coming right before lebanese blonde and the only living boy in new york great album
not for me, but now I've finally heard the class "fuck the police" song! there's some cool tracks. prolly need to listen again when i can listen to the lyrics
Every track is mind numbingly boring. No-one needed to hear this before they died. There are easily 1001 other albums that should've taken its place.
there are multiple lineages of punk (blurred, naturally). the stuff i listen to is clearly in the lineage that includes minor threat. had no idea the sound goes this far back!
rhp is hit and miss for me, and this album is more miss than hit. this album could have been half the tracks and under 30m. after easily, you can smash skip until "right on time". i'm not mad at californication being a hit, but it's sooooo long, and for what? my ★★★★☆ cut of this album: Around the World Parallel Universe Scar Tissue Otherside Get on Top Easily Right on Time Road Trippin'
y'know if i were at a show at a smaller venue and these guys were playing a show with a band i wanted to see, i'd prolly be having a good time. but i wouldn't be going out of my way to listen to them
what a weird album 😄 not likely to revisit, but fun
i wasn't expecting to have such a good time with this album. definitely will be coming back to this
i've loved this album since i first downloaded it one track at a time on a shoddy bluelight banner ad serving internet connection
This bit of the Pitchfork review is all ya need to know: "Pollard’s method was to write five duds in order to get one perfect tune, and then release all six songs. In the end, making art was like breathing for Pollard—you can’t inhale oxygen without exhaling carbon dioxide." 3.5/5 to a best of tho?
this album is forgettably bad and i don't get why it's in this collection