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AggravatedYeti
June 9th 2010



7684 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I am Jack's smirking revenge.

StreetlightRock
Emeritus
June 9th 2010



3752 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

...presenting this analysis of identity, Fight Club first constructs a world of static identity in which the narrator finds himself trapped in. It is an identity inescapably defined by possessions and material goods: “That was my whole life. Everything, the lamps, the chairs, the rugs, were me. The dishes in the cabinets were me. The plants were me. The television was me.” (p. 111) The narrator here defines himself as being identified with the goods he owns, which, as he begins to realize: “end up owning you” (p. 44). Human agency, in this world, plays no part in the creation of identity. In fact, all that remains is the illusion of choice - In a crucial narrative device, Palahniuk employs iteration to immerse the reader in furniture model names: “Rislampa/Har paper lamps… the Alle cutlery service… The Vild hall clock… the Klipsk shelving unit… Hemlig hat Boxes” (p. 43) and in doing so, removes any sort of distinctiveness about the furniture, which, while all named differently, still play the role of rendering him “a slave to [his] nesting instinct” (p. 44). Furthermore, this fixed identity bears no marks of distinction, his furniture being the exact same furniture as everyone else owns, straight from an IKEA catalog. While this is no doubt a highly stylized, distortion of ‘real world’ identity formation, it serves at the starting point for Fight Club’s critique of modernity...

...Yet, not even the purity of the violence in the fight clubs is enough to satisfy the desperate quest for identity. Having conquered the individual, violence takes on a societal and cultural component that spills beyond the borders of the individual: “You can build up a tolerance to fighting, and maybe I needed to move on to something bigger… Burn the Amazon rain forests. Pump chlorofluorocarbons straight up to gobble the ozone. Open dump valves on supertankers and uncap offshore oil wells” (p. 123). These issues become to be seen as societal identities that also need to be destroyed for the Great Restoration. “The complete and utter destruction of civilization” (p. 125) now becomes the goal, as History and Culture weigh down upon the freedom of identity. This is why Project Mayhem is born, as a widening of the scope of destruction to further affirm the self...

relevant parts in bold because I'd rather quote Second Year English essays at you than bother too much.



Digging: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Days Of Abandon

DoctorRabbit
July 8th 2010



3 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

I agree with the rating, but this review isn't exactly good. I won't pos or neg.

Gyromania
October 3rd 2010



14647 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

You're an idiot.

Romulus
October 3rd 2010



8373 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

how does fight club come up in like 63% of sputnik review threads?

MUNGOLOID
October 3rd 2010



4267 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

gave a friend a copy of this album, dude can't stop talking about this band now.

WeepingBanana
October 3rd 2010



9897 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

rightfully so.

also fight club was pretty much the first movie i ever truly loved. since then it's died down a bit but it still holds a lot of sentimental value

PearlDrummer20
April 17th 2011



1089 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"R.E.M. is the first alternative rock band."

exactly what i thought when i read that part... review is pretty bad, didn't really mention any songs other then Bone Machine and Where Is My Mind?. Plus, majorly disagree with the rating. I thought it was a 3 at first, but then at the 2nd listen i just liked it tons more.



13km
April 10th 2013



33 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

...

demigod!
April 10th 2013



40970 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

cuz fight club is the shit

love this album but Doolittle's on another league

omnipanzer
April 10th 2013



21391 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

A lesser league sure.

Digging: Dead Combo - A bunch of meninos

13km
April 10th 2013



33 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

What Omnipanzer says.

I love both of them, I just prefer Surfer Rosa.

demigod!
April 10th 2013



40970 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

just doesn't feel as consistent as Doolittle, esp on the 2nd half

omnipanzer
April 10th 2013



21391 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

You're so pretty when you're unfaithful to me ...

omnipanzer
April 10th 2013



21391 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Pretty much every reason I've ever heard for liking Doolittle more is the exact same reason I like SR
more.

I've decided to simply say... both great albums but I lean more SR. ;-)

I honestly think they are both required listening but pushed for one or the other... it's gonna be
this.



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