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Zebra
Moderator
August 19th 2006


2647 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I personally don't care for the stale production or Magnums strained and tiring voice. There are some great tracks such as King of Carrot Flowers Pt.1, Holland, 1945, Ghost and the titled track but that's about it. I also think that "Two Headed Boy" is one of the worst songs off the album, I just don't get it.

francesfarmer
August 19th 2006


1477 Comments


I think \'Two Headed Boy Pt. 2\' is one of the best tracks on the album.

And, well, if your talking about part one I don't get that. Really, to me there isn't a bad song on the album. It doesn't seem like something you can take in small doses, more likely a 'love or hate' kinda thing.This Message Edited On 08.19.06

IsItLuck?
Emeritus
August 31st 2006


4927 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Finally picked it up, it's gold, I really enjoy his voice and it's just a great sound that comes out of this album, it compliments one another quite well.

Sepstrup
September 10th 2006


1563 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

He's serious with the "I love you Jesus Christ" line isn't he?

I don't think there's a bad moment on the album at all. Not sure why I love it that much, it's perfectly understandable why some don't.

With Decay
September 10th 2006


22 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I think the bad singing and raw production is beautiful. Makes it sound more.. rough.. truer.

La Revolucion
September 10th 2006


1060 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

I just listened to this album again, and now I question why I ever enjoyed it.

Two-Headed Boy
September 10th 2006


4527 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I had a dream set to Two-Headed Boy, pt. II last night. I was in a burning building on the top floor, and there was a woman and a child there. I had to choose one to save. I chose the child. I would raise the child. Twenty years later we visted the remains of the building and we would see a ghostly illusion of the woman, who was content with the choice I made. It was a beautiful dream..



With Decay
September 10th 2006


22 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

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That's a beautiful song. It moves me everytime I listen to it. The whole album does, it's extremely personal. Jeff Magnum is an amazing person.

nutty_bar
September 10th 2006


194 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

That is quite the crazy dream Two Headed Boy.

Bron-Yr-Aur
September 11th 2006


4405 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Holland, 1945 is an absolutely fantastic song. The rest of the album isn't bad, either. MORE TIME IS REQUIRED.

nutty_bar
September 11th 2006


194 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Oh yeah, Holland, 1945 is one of my favorite songs I have ever heard. I love how much emotion is in Magnum's voice throughout this whole cd.

La Revolucion
September 11th 2006


1060 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

Obnoxious is more the word I would choose to describe his voice. Holland 1945 is great though.

The Jungler
September 11th 2006


4827 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

How is his voice obnoxious? I'd consider humble if anything
This album is still great.

stompybeardo
September 11th 2006


746 Comments


is this band comparable to anything just in case i may buy it

La Revolucion
September 11th 2006


1060 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

[quote=The Jungler]How is his voice obnoxious?[/quote]
Have you even listened to the album? He's always straining to reach high notes, and even when he's not, his voice just has a grating quality that makes me want to tear out my ears.

Zebra
Moderator
September 11th 2006


2647 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

[quote=La Revolucion]Have you even listened to the album? He's always straining to reach high notes, and even when he's not, his voice just has a grating quality that makes me want to tear out my ears.[/quote] His voice isn't obnoxious, it's just tedious. I tend to enjoy singers that use their own unique style (Isaac Brock, Frank Blank) but Mangum takes it to a different extreme.

With Decay
September 11th 2006


22 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I don't understand how you can take your own unique style to an extreme. Black Francis uses his unique style constantly.. in all of the songs he wrote.. and (I'm assuming) what he writes now. The whole album of Surfer Rosa is filled with him.. singing like he's on helium. In my opinion, Magnum sings like that.. because that's how he sings. He can't just say "I'm gonna sing really WELL now" because.. he doesn't.

But that's just my honest opinion, feel free to smite me with the modstick if you don't agree. :>

La Revolucion
September 11th 2006


1060 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

True, it\'s really only obnoxious on Oh Comely, and when he yells on Two Headed Boy.

To Zebra.This Message Edited On 09.11.06

warwkplyr
September 11th 2006


26 Comments


my friend told me this was good and from all the buzz on this site/review I think its worth at least a listen.

Zebra
Moderator
September 11th 2006


2647 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

[quote=With Decay]I don't understand how you can take your own unique style to an extreme. Black Francis uses his unique style constantly.. in all of the songs he wrote.. and (I'm assuming) what he writes now. The whole album of Surfer Rosa is filled with him.. singing like he's on helium. In my opinion, Magnum sings like that.. because that's how he sings. He can't just say "I'm gonna sing really WELL now" because.. he doesn't.[/quote] I only have one counter argument to this and it's that Francis had loud, distorted guitar and drum playing behind him when he sings. His voice created a chaotic sort of atmosphere while Mangum just shouts oddly over folky guitar strums.




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