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dnor
October 21st 2011


3978 Comments


Wish I could pos a staff post. I laughed quite a few times during this read.

Oh, and as a Metallica fan...trust me, after hearing ANY of this, no matter who you swear your allegiance to....there is not getting butt-hurt about somebody saying it's bad.

Meatplow
October 21st 2011


5524 Comments


I have no problem with simple, repetitive song structures if they are done well

call it generic if you will, but I think musically if it wasn't for lou's hand here, the overblown
length of the album and the fact that this is metallica and they were once capable of so much more
this might be largely passable rock.

The View is the one song I feel works pretty well. Lets face it, Reed was always kind of
pretentious even during his glory days, and Metallica kinda funny even when they were writing songs
that could be enjoyed non-ironically. I feel sparks here and there that captures *something* they
once had and blends it together into something unique, not enough to really carry this album
through, but still. I think if they just released that one song and called it a day, instead of
making this a major event, that would have been a better decision.

Joshwahh
October 21st 2011


59 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Is the album actually bad, or is it just bad for a Metallica album? (like most people seem to be rating it)

Tikicobra
October 21st 2011


574 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

This album reminds me of when I was like five years old and my sister and I would sing into the mirror and try to sound as awful as we possibly could.

Phideaux
October 21st 2011


1656 Comments


This doesn't sound even remotely good. I will stay far away.

jmh886
October 21st 2011


882 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

havent heard this yet, but i dont like the first paragraph referring to old metallica albums. this has nothing to do with those and your opinion on those albums should have nothing to do with this review. im sure this album is terrible. but it is just an experiment and i dont believe any metallica record in the future will bear any resemblance to it. so keep that in mind. i do look forward to listening to how bad this is though. and lars sucks. someone take crash cymbals away from him.

Amaterasu
October 21st 2011


3 Comments


Is it wrong- as a Metallica fan- that I was actually expecting something very good?

Destructerator
October 21st 2011


853 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

I think they are done, creatively.

Destructerator
October 21st 2011


853 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Jesus christ, Sputnik.

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Gyromania
October 21st 2011


16088 Comments


Lol, I see zero redeeming features in this album. Great review, man.

warrar1
October 21st 2011


72 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

the view is decently good...but I havent heard anything else yet.

ian curtis would have been a better choice then lou reed though...oh wait.


Irving
Staff Reviewer
October 21st 2011


7321 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

I won't comment on the actual album itself, not having heard it, but JViney, I was really hoping that you'd commit yourself to a thorough job with this one. It is a pretty "big" release, after all. Your having done not much more than listen to it twice before pumping out a (very loosely strung and palpably incomplete) review makes me feel like I shouldn't believe your opinion...even if common sense dictates that I should.

taylormemer
October 21st 2011


4953 Comments


Yeah, review felt more disjointed than your others which are pretty much usually flawless. But no big deal.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
October 21st 2011


10382 Comments


Oh my god, the vocals. The vocals. The vocals.

Digging: Thou - Heathen

bloc
October 21st 2011


35024 Comments


Excited to give this a listen!

Dogget
October 21st 2011


781 Comments


From what I've heard, this album is decades ahead of it's time.

xfearbefore
October 21st 2011


1246 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Boooooo!

Fuck all these negative reviews. I'm going to have to write the first actual positive one I guess. Good review though, well written. I absolutely hate to sound like a pretentious snob, but I honestly think that a large portion of you guys legitimately do not "get" what they were trying to do here, at all. Take a look at the cover. It's crude, crass, vulgar, and directly to the point. Just like the music. Just like the lyrics. Have any of you guys ever studied the beatnik culture? Ever read the works of Kerouac, Ginsberg, Kesey? That was always Reed's biggest writing influence, and this entire album reads like one long stream-of-consciousness beatnik poem. Which I can understand won't appeal to everyone, but this massive over-reaction to this album just amuses me. Like, what the fuck more do you want from Metallica? They gave you your damn thrash album that you all wanted with Death Magnetic. This isn't a Metallica album. This is a Lou Reed album, with Metallica as Lou Reed's backing band. Simple as that. Anyone listening to this album expecting a prototypical "Metallica album" is flat out dumb. Judging this as a Lou Reed album, this is easily Lou's best album in years because of Metallica's great instrumentalization through-out.

Kay, I'm going to have to write a legit review I think. This is like a 3 for me.

Digging: The Smoking Popes - Get Fired

witchxrapist
October 21st 2011


11057 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

This is pure art.

Gyromania
October 21st 2011


16088 Comments


That was always Reed's biggest writing influence, and this entire album reads like one long stream-of-consciousness beatnik poem.

And therein lies the problem: it's a terrible idea. I mean, your argument is that the people aren't 'getting' the concept, and that that's key in liking it. Right. Well, okay, sometimes the concept of an album can strengthen one's perspective of the record, but it can also push people further away, too. Especially when the concept is conveyed through piss-poor poetry from a man emulating Johnny Cash while taking the perspective of a prostitute. Some of these songs seem like parodies you'd hear on South Park (I hope they have a field day with this)

Also, Metallica's presence is so weakly felt that they might as well not even be there. Anyone could play these boring riffs.

KILL5
October 21st 2011


429 Comments


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