World's Shortest Album
2013-04-10 by Lloyd | 82 Comments

Earache Records have unveiled the world's shortest album, a compilation featuring 13 tracks from 8 different artists, as their contribution for this year's Record Store Day, April 20th.

The tracklist for the album is as follows:

Side A
1. Napalm Death – “You Suffer” (1.9s)
2. Napalm Death – “Dead” (2.7s)
3. Napalm Death – “Your Achievement” (4.2s)
4. Wormrot – “False Grind Sodomy” (2.5s)
5. Wormrot – “You Suffer But Why Is It My Problem” (4.0s)
6. Brutal Truth – “Collateral Damage” (4.0s)
7. Anal Cunt – “Howard Wulkan’s Bald” (4.0s)

Side B
1. Lawnmower Deth – “Be Scene Not Heard” (4.7s)
2. Painkiller – “Trailmarker” (6.0s)
3. Brutal Truth – “Blockhead” (7.3s)
4. Morbid Angel – “Bil Ur-Sag #2 Lava” (6.9s)
5. Anal Cunt – “Windchimes Are Gay” (9.5s)
6. Insect Warfare – “Street Sweeper” (13.5s)

The release goes for a total of 83 seconds, and can be listened to here:
http://youtu.be/PJ11wis6gxM

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Band Page: Various Artists (Metal)

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NickGrouwen
April 10th 2013

80 Comments


Total gimmick

YoYoMancuso
April 10th 2013

10804 Comments


Why did they bother separating this into 2 sides

MisterTornado
Contributing Reviewer
April 10th 2013

4507 Comments


if only mumford & sons albums were this short!!1111!!11!

DatsNotDaMetulz
April 10th 2013

1710 Comments


Side B looks like the proggy side with all those lengthy passages. Some of then are almost 7 times as long as the stuff on Side A.

Cygnatti
April 10th 2013

21349 Comments


that was a most productive 83 seconds I had!

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Adabelle
April 10th 2013

4213 Comments


Oh yeah i listened to this yesterday

ConorIsNotHere
April 10th 2013

1174 Comments


5/5 will listen again.

Lunarfall
April 10th 2013

3179 Comments


5/5 will listen again.


Azn.
April 10th 2013

5557 Comments


making a statement?

or

money grab?

or

cry for attention?

or

art?

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Disrupt
April 10th 2013

274 Comments


Stupid idea

Spec
April 10th 2013

27051 Comments


good use of money!!!

MuhNamesTyler
April 10th 2013

3689 Comments


But why? lol

TheCollectiveFacade
April 10th 2013

650 Comments


worst album names/worst band names/worst concept ever

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MrElmo
April 10th 2013

1950 Comments


...

Cipieron
April 10th 2013

3508 Comments


if you think about it, these are probably about the length of most riffs these days.. then played over and over for 4 mins. so makes sense

zxlkho
April 10th 2013

3460 Comments


this is actually pretty cool lol

Shimana
April 10th 2013

540 Comments


aptly named label

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Funeralopolis
April 10th 2013

10986 Comments


this is so stupid

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Pestiferous
April 10th 2013

1178 Comments


FUCK YES!!!!!!

dawija1017
April 10th 2013

543 Comments


These guys are TRUE ARTISTS

Vespiion
April 10th 2013

1221 Comments


This would be funny to have for the novelty factor.

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Vespiion
April 10th 2013

1221 Comments


Reminds me that I need to get some grind

RosaParks
April 10th 2013

14592 Comments


10/2

Disrupt
April 10th 2013

274 Comments


Yes you do

StallionMang
April 10th 2013

5203 Comments


Wonder how much this'll cost.

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VisceralUproar
April 10th 2013

161 Comments


Record Store Day is the time for gimmicks and collectibles so I guess it doesn't hurt anybody that this is exists. Unless you are an avid Guiness Book of World Records buyer, and now you have to buy the brand new edition with the new records for "shortest album" and "most pointless album" in it.

NeoSpaz
April 10th 2013

4517 Comments


amazing album

MichaelSnoxall
April 10th 2013

12163 Comments


this is hilarious and I totally want it

DatsNotDaMetulz
April 10th 2013

1710 Comments


I'll look out for it. I have a massive list of things I wanna get for RSD so this is a maybe.

Ignimbrite
April 10th 2013

5292 Comments


I actually kind of want this.

DatsNotDaMetulz
April 10th 2013

1710 Comments


Has it been added to the Sputnik database yet I want to 5/5 it.

Uranium
April 10th 2013

7043 Comments


this album lol

CrimsonLies
April 10th 2013

2012 Comments


Lol this sounds kind of cool

Mabbitt
April 10th 2013

1322 Comments


Somebody was posting on facebook about this earlier saying he owns a shorter record.

eleventhsun
April 10th 2013

1475 Comments


I bet all the dudes with jean vests and 93000 patches will dig this.

DatsNotDaMetulz
April 10th 2013

1710 Comments


Why is this not on the Sputnik database yet. I demand this outrage gets corrected asap.

fromtheinside
April 10th 2013

17656 Comments


this is fun

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PistolPete
April 10th 2013

3555 Comments


WINDCHIMES ARE GAY!!!!

WINDCHIMES ARE GAY!!!!

WINDCHIMES ARE GAY!!!

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IHeardThat
April 10th 2013

77 Comments


What's the point?

sixdegrees
April 10th 2013

16685 Comments


YOU SUFFER BUT WHY

DatsNotDaMetulz
April 10th 2013

1710 Comments


But why is it my problem?

titlefightmeirl
April 10th 2013

659 Comments


anal cunt's lyrics saved my life

evilford
April 10th 2013

20997 Comments


dumb

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DatsNotDaMetulz
April 10th 2013

1710 Comments


I Respect Your Feelings As A Woman And A Human.

LeisureMuffin
April 10th 2013

19 Comments


I thought this was gonna be about the new Zozobra "album"

ZippaThaRippa
April 11th 2013

2415 Comments


No Nasum, don't care

BTBAMbear
April 11th 2013

96 Comments


Best compilation ever

Ignimbrite
April 11th 2013

5292 Comments


I thought this was gonna be about the new Zozobra "album"


Ha.

Ha ha ha.





Ha.

J0ckstrapsFTW
April 11th 2013

3652 Comments


Lol wtf

BaseballJames
April 11th 2013

369 Comments


Best.

Compilation.

Ever.

SitarHero
April 11th 2013

4602 Comments


AOTY right thurrr.

sniper
April 11th 2013

18931 Comments


wow fuck this

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Wizard
April 11th 2013

19206 Comments


Hilarious! You kids have no sense of humour.

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Keyblade
April 11th 2013

14150 Comments


not listening unless morbid angel illud hard on this for 6.9s

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TenSecondsToThink
April 11th 2013

1204 Comments


I don't understand the point of this. Maybe if I was still 8 I would think this is funny or awesuM but....................I am not.

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Hoppoman
April 11th 2013

633 Comments


Album seemed to drag a bit.

Pestiferous
April 11th 2013

1178 Comments


"No Nasum, don't care"

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Captain North
April 11th 2013

6768 Comments


I swear that seemed shorter than it should have been

Impervious
April 11th 2013

324 Comments


Album's too long. I don't have time to listen to two CDs.

evilford
April 11th 2013

20997 Comments


agoraphobic nosebleed already did this

Pestiferous
April 11th 2013

1178 Comments


yeah but they're shit

this'll be better

evilford
April 11th 2013

20997 Comments


just saying, obvious gimmick that's already been done. I personally wouldn't put any stock in 83 seconds of music meaning much to me

jmnewcomer18
April 11th 2013

3408 Comments


yeah i can understand how this would be the best cd available

hogan900
Contributing Reviewer
April 11th 2013

1480 Comments


I think I've seen a shorter one? lol

hogan900
Contributing Reviewer
April 11th 2013

1480 Comments


Love the thirteen second closer!

Pestiferous
April 11th 2013

1178 Comments


"just saying, obvious gimmick that's already been done. I personally wouldn't put any stock in 83 seconds of music meaning much to me"

Well I just live for grind, so I thoroughly enjoy this, probably won't buy it though tehe

evilford
April 11th 2013

20997 Comments


lol...I'm not big on grind but at least most grind albums are usually longer. I think... maybe it will be good, who knows. but I think the point of it is in the length of it, which doesn't require listening. maybe I just don't get grind.

Pestiferous
April 11th 2013

1178 Comments


grind is a pretty simple genre, built on lots of repetition. if band's made a grind song/album too long it'd be zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz hard

that's why the best grind is raw as fuck, ear-splitting, and only like 10 minutes long. not like nasum (lol) or pig destroyer (not even grind) who are too clean and too long

get me?

Pestiferous
April 11th 2013

1178 Comments


unless your name is carcass grinder, fear of god, or the county medical examiners in which case you can make an album 20 hours long and it wouldn't matter it'll still probably beat out anything else in this database

evilford
April 11th 2013

20997 Comments


gotcha

JS19
April 11th 2013

4154 Comments


Pig Destroyer
Not even grind
Lol

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DrGunther
April 11th 2013

184 Comments


That 13.5 second track sounds a bit self-indulgent. Probably got a few tempo changes and all sorts of wankery.

acorncheese
April 11th 2013

7119 Comments


this will be perfect to listen to next time i'm getting laid.

Impervious
April 11th 2013

324 Comments


^that made my day

Havey
April 11th 2013

9614 Comments


how is this news? i remember listening to this a year ago

is it just now getting a physical release or what

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bloc
April 11th 2013

34663 Comments


"Dude the intro of this track sucks, fast forward to the good part!"

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North0House2
April 12th 2013

5800 Comments


This is a monumental achievement in the musical world. In a society gripping onto old traditions in music, this pushes true boundaries. We, as a modern people, have grown accustomed to song lengths of four or five minutes. What a hearty dose of music that can be when one gets too much of it. However, this genius idea absolutely shatters that notion, bringing us to our knees and forcing us to beg for more. Not only does this 83 seconds contain some of the most thought out songs I have ever heard, but it also pushes the boundaries of the musical spectrum- packed with sounds nobody has ever heard before. On top of all of this genius production, musicianship, and flat out bold behavior, they also push deeply into the inner-psyche of the human condition; thus causing us to question how well our time here on earth is spent, and how to find beauty in the short period of time we have.

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Scoot
April 12th 2013

17675 Comments


takes too long to get going

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Sleaper
April 12th 2013

3316 Comments


desperate for attention. this is pathetic

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MichaelSnoxall
April 12th 2013

12163 Comments


this is hilarious*

SitarHero
April 12th 2013

4602 Comments


"This is a monumental achievement in the musical world. In a society gripping onto old traditions in music, this pushes true boundaries. We, as a modern people, have grown accustomed to song lengths of four or five minutes. What a hearty dose of music that can be when one gets too much of it. However, this genius idea absolutely shatters that notion, bringing us to our knees and forcing us to beg for more. Not only does this 83 seconds contain some of the most thought out songs I have ever heard, but it also pushes the boundaries of the musical spectrum- packed with sounds nobody has ever heard before. On top of all of this genius production, musicianship, and flat out bold behavior, they also push deeply into the inner-psyche of the human condition; thus causing us to question how well our time here on earth is spent, and how to find beauty in the short period of time we have."

Longer than the album.

evilford
April 12th 2013

20997 Comments


The capacity of human intelligence seems to limit the capabilities to expand upon any possible creative aptitudes. Indeed, if one cannot even notice the facets that the ingenuities around him are comprised of, how can he be expected to fashion a beast of his own? This inveterate sense of constraint is a great blow to the veracity of mankind's abilities. It restrains us and holds our minds to the ground below, averting any possibility of rising above ourselves to something greater; something not fathomed by the conventional mind. This concept of seeking to go beyond one's self, known as "transcendence", is essentially a gateway to unlocking pieces of ourselves that can lead to some of the most elaborate and significant creations of our world. For many, this quest to transcend and form creations that were once considered unthinkable and overwhelming consumes life. Certainly it is rare to find such people, but when they are found, creative barriers are destroyed.



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