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Old 06-08-2003, 04:19 PM   #16
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Users in this forum give lots of crappy reviews too. So personal preference isnt exactly proof that something 'sucks' either. In my opinion, this forum is filled daily with people going on and on about absolutely HORRIBLE alternative and indie soft rock and easy listening groups. But I know that that doesnt mean that those users have 'bad' tastes, just different tastes than I personally do.
I'm guilty of the opposite. I praise everything. I'm such a whore. Nice to see the other side of the coin for once.

And no... that wasn't a double entendre.

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Old 06-08-2003, 06:24 PM   #17
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this album just saddens me
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That is a kick in the ass.


Sorry. That was hilarious.

As for this thread, I've not heard the album, so I have no opinion one way or the other. I do, however, appreciate hearing everyone's different reactions. Makes things interesting.
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So I listened - or rather, watched the album again today. Watching the included rehearsal dvd gives a better feel for the music, and I can appreciate some of the songs a bit more now. I'm still disappointed overall, though. Most of the songs are too drawn out, some of the lyrics are downright cringeworthy, and some songs frankly sound like they were just patched together from various riffs they had lying around, but some songs do have some redeeming value, and some it's just plain to cool to watch them play at breakneck speed - but unfortunately that's often the only attraction to some of them. We'll see if it grows on me any more after a few more listens.

I'm seeing them in August, so it'll be interesting to see how these new songs stack up to some of the classics in a live setting.
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at the Henry Rollins thing.
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Frantic tick tick tick tock
Frantic tick tick tick tock

That stuff just writes itself.
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Anyone notice the 3 concerts you can download once you access the "Vault" link that comes with the cd? I find it funny that Metallica is promoting the download of mp3 files.

I really like the first 5 songs of this album, after that I get a little tired with it. I like some of the songs after those 5, it's just that they're all so freaking long. I've been listening to too much punkrock lately or something. Any song longer than 3 minutes seems like a chore to listen to! haha.

I still enjoy this album quite a bit though, I guess it's exactly what I was expecting or something. No disappointments here.
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Pitchforks review, if you like this album, dont read this review......


http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/record...st-anger.shtml
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I was wondering how long it would take you or Basstrap to post that.

If you do like the album read: www.allmusic.com 's review. Or www.rollingstone.com 's review or Spin Magazine's review, etc, etc, etc, etc.
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pitchforks was a big ouch.......
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This album continues to grow on me, though still quite slowly. And I still absolutely CAN'T STAND the production. That god damn snare drum sounds like a cowbell or steel pan or something. Who in the hell came up with that bright idea? Is there some preset in Pro Tools labelled "Annoying Snare" or something? As far as the guitars and bass go, it's all just melded into one dark mess. You don't get a sense of 4 guys playing like they'd tried to trumpet. You get a sense of a wall of dark sound with amorphous bass and incredibly annoying drums.

The first half of the album is definitely better than the second, but I still find myself getting bored quickly. Frantic is actually a pretty good opener (w/ exception of the Frantic tick tick tick tick tick tock bit...), but St. Anger is weak and disjointed. And the lyrics sound forced and plain.

Meh. I only watch the dvd now. You can hear all 4 parts, and the drums sound normal. The album itself still disappoints me, but I can appreciate the songs more on the dvd.
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The first half of the album is definitely better than the second, but I still find myself getting bored quickly.
I agree.
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Pitchforks review, if you like this album, dont read this review......


http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/record...st-anger.shtml
This album was not worth of being trashed so ably.

Have they ever given an album a lower rating than that before?
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I've seen a zero before
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