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Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
March 28th 2006



16081 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Iggy is the man.

This is one of my favorite albums of all time; Enfilade is an absolutely sick song, as is One Armed Scissor and Quarantined.

PatientOfLakeshore
March 29th 2006



9 Comments


Eh, I didn't care for them too much for them when I first heard them in 2000. I was 14 and dumb then. Now I think they were talented in almost every aspect of the word. Then I began maturing and fell in love with this music. Maybe if they never broke, we wouldn't have The Mars Volta.

UBIK
April 6th 2006



75 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Haven't listened to this album in some time, but I can still hear the bass line for Quarantined in my head, amazing song, amazing band.

-Terrorhawk-
April 7th 2006



9 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

The fact that they parted breaks my heart. I love this album.

zabbit82
April 11th 2006



62 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Good review, and a great album. I've been listening to this inside and out for the past several weeks. Favorites definatly are Arcarsenal, Pattern Against User, One Armed Scissor, Sleepwalk Capsules, Enfilade, its all great.

teeteringonvandalism
April 19th 2006



2 Comments


The day I got this album I listened to it five times in a row.

a good review, for a great album.


sailingallalone
April 19th 2006



1 Comments


hey, you, that guy that asked whats up with the "mother leapard"...

the the surface meaning of the song is about a kidnapping(obviously), but it's (perhaps) a metaphor for drugs... it could be a metaphor for how when you get heavily into drug use, the drugs can, in a sense, hold you hostage...

ever heard of "riding the H-Train" (heroin)?
thats what i immediately picked up on
"Sacrifice on railroad tracks
freight train coming
unconsious tied and gagged
frieght train coming"

anyway, about the lepard, that "I'll be the Hyena" part (I think) is that when she sees him or he sees her. he'll be the one laughing...as hyena's have a tendancy to "sound" like they are laughing while they eat...or in this matter the guy has done something horribly wrong to the cub..or he has some devious plot and is snickering about it.

Hyenas also have a habit of attacking large cats' cubs, lions and LEOPARDS included. They'll sneak in when the mothers aren't watching and drag them away.

there you go. That's why i love ATD-I, everything ties together. i don't think most people realize the depth of these songs.


XxcheetoxX
April 19th 2006



78 Comments


Cool. I never really thought about it before.

When Bixler stutter screams after the breakdown, it makes me have goosebumps.

havanaaffair
April 27th 2006



4 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Awesome album, great review. Im gettin all their albums asap. Non-Zero Possibility is the best song EVER!!This Message Edited On 04.27.06

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
April 27th 2006



16081 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

You can also call them overrated because their talent does not equal their popularity/praise quotient. However, ATD-I get just about as much credit as they deserve. Although Acrobatic Tenement is pretty much overrated, Relationship is pretty glorious.

ManuscriptRe
April 29th 2006



5 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I remember my friend threw this album on at this kitchen I used to work at, and it changed my life. ATDI is easily my favorite band. When you listen to them, you get so many vivid images in your head. You make stories. You think. You feel like Cedric is singign right to you and no one else. This album is what music should be. Passionate, catchy, engaging, passionate, innovative, and passionate. I want ATDI to reform so I can see them live. I saw their live videos and its just insane the energy they have. Quarantined literaly inspired me to take up bass. This is my favorite ATDI album. The best part of the entire album IMO (as if I could pick one) is right after Invalid Letter Department when that huge riff comes in and Cedric starts screaming for like 18 measures. Oh my god it almost makes you wanna tear up. The worse part is Mannequin Republic. I can't even begin to like that song, it's not just the worst song of the album but one of the worst ATDI songs ever. Although this is my favorite album, my favorite song is Lopsided. I've lost and rebought it at least 5 times, which sucks because it's an expensive album. I can listen to this album as intently as I did 4 years ago, it's just perfect in every way. Fuck at the drive in is good. I don't know what else to say. If you don't own this album, do yourself a favor and go pick it up.This Message Edited On 05.04.06This Message Edited On 05.04.06

Otherside
May 12th 2006



62 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This is a great album, but In/Casino/Out is just plain out better IMHO.

calgone
May 13th 2006



48 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

amazing album.
best song on this album/by atdi: enfilade

ninjaXcore
May 19th 2006



23 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah, this CD is great. The first CD I got of their's was "This Station Is Non-Operational", and I hated it. But then, I got Vaya, and loved it. So I decided to check it out. Now it's one of my favorite albums.

Justanothernimrod
May 21st 2006



478 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

nice work on the "Enfilade" anaylsis, makes sence too because Cedric and Omar have been known Heroin users from their roots.

cire288
May 25th 2006



2 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

as it was for me. it was first hard to get used to the vocals. after listening to it for more than 2 plays. LOVE TO MY EARS. I have never seen such a band that can attract you through sketchy vocals. This cd will go down in the books as the best non-mainstream cd ever created.

francesthemute121
May 25th 2006



14 Comments


It's funny how nobody likes Cedric's singing voice first time around but it gradually grows on them. First time I heard him I thought he was the worst singer ever but now I've begun to regard him as one of the best singers ever next to Kurt Cobain, Billy Corgan and Thruston Moore

francesthemute121
May 25th 2006



14 Comments


Still don't have this album, but when I get it I expect it will be one of my favourite albums ever next to 'Frances the Mute', 'In Utero', 'Daydream Nation', and 'Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness'.

Justanothernimrod
May 25th 2006



478 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

yeah same for me, I heard One Armed Scissor when it first came out and found it annoying. never heard from them again until well after their demise (about 2 years ago)

francesthemute121
May 26th 2006



14 Comments


I still can't decide who's better, ATDI or Mars Volta



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