CSPULL
CSPULL Conquers the World (Issues) EP


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Review

by Josh Pattison USER (1 Reviews)
November 2nd, 2008 | 15 replies


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: CSPULL pairs bold humor with politics and issues facing the world today to add to their ever unique sound.

After releasing three albums to mixed reviews, CSPULL has taken their sound one step further by choosing to incorporate the many issues plaguing our world within the chaos that is their music; the final product became their "CSPULL Conquers the World (Issues)" EP.

The album is kicks off with the blistering sounds of "Animal Cruelty". The first note of the track, and also the album, is but a symbol of the pain we, as humans, have been inflicting upon animals for centuries. Lawnee's sometimes nauseating voice follows in it's footsteps as the perfect sound to display the mispleasures of animals being wrongfully slaughtered. This voice carries on throughout the album, and melds perfectly with the innovative instrumentation of Lawnee and the band's other members, Kaelen Medeiros, Jordan Sabolish, and (then) Katie Watkins. It is a sound like nothing you've ever heard before... except of course on CSPULL's other albums. Their use of minimalism and a unique approach to the definition of modern music is a sigh of relief from the thousands of bands simply mirroring what they've been hearing through their stereo speakers for the last few years.

"Animal Cruelty" is followed by the widely controversial track, "Abortion!". This song is both a stab at conservative advertising preaching to "cure abortion" as if it is a contagious disease, as well as a plea for every woman's right to choose. The rage and dedication the band feels towards this issue is more than apparent in the pleasantly catastrophic melodies and outrageously performed vocalizations. All in all, this song is a 11 out of 10.

CSPULL sites an apparent "Rent" influence in their track covering the worldwide epidemic known as AIDS. Few bands have had the courage to speak about such a controversial subject in the 25+ years since it began making news headlines; CSPULL is one of those bands.

Possibly the most widely talked about issue in today's world is nothing else but global warming. The band 'conquers this issue' with ease; teaming both humor and obvious false positivity of Kaelen's backing vocals. Again, the bands unique sound brings a fresh twist to this overly debated topic.

The album ties up with an old but heavy issue; that of the one and only Adolph Hitler. CSPULL's prominent sense of humor shines bright even from the songs title, "Hilter"; a mistake twisted to bring new life to the song. This mix up took place during the song's recording, when Lawnee, whilst spelling out "Hitler" accidently spelled the fictious word "Hilter".

There are a unique array of sounds and instruments that make this a great album for people from many different backgrounds, who enjoy a mosaic of differing music types. Their bold sense of humor and strong politcal stances makes this not just a great disc for rocking out to, but also a great educational tool. This is definately CSPULL at their finest, a must have for any fan of music: old and new. "CSPULL Conquers the World (Issues)" reigns highest on my favorite albums of all time, and rightfully deserves a 5 out of 5.


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Lawnee
November 2nd 2008


3 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

First review..tell me what you think

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
November 2nd 2008


20859 Comments


Before I read the review, I am confused that one username wrote the review & another username is asking for opinions on the review. Ummm, what's the point of that...???

joshuatree
Emeritus
November 2nd 2008


3742 Comments


daveyboy is literally the only person who cares about usernames

marksellsuswallets
November 2nd 2008


4848 Comments


This review is kind of...bad...it would be nice to know if this is a band consisting of normal instruments or like a group of remix artists or an orchestra or...anything...heck for all I know its a Norwegian kazoo folk ensemble...

fireaboveicebelow
November 2nd 2008


6837 Comments


heck for all I know its a Norwegian kazoo folk ensemble...
dude...I'll get right on that!

marksellsuswallets
November 2nd 2008


4848 Comments


P.S. anyone else find it odd that the username is also a band member...hmm...

joshuatree
Emeritus
November 2nd 2008


3742 Comments


it isn't odd this is his band he reviewed his own band he told me this

marksellsuswallets
November 2nd 2008


4848 Comments


o rly das kewl i s'pose...

joshuatree
Emeritus
November 2nd 2008


3742 Comments


are you trying to be ironic with your misspellings

marksellsuswallets
November 2nd 2008


4848 Comments


I felt the ridiculousness of the situation called for it...

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
November 2nd 2008


20859 Comments


Everything is ok then since joshuatree has been told in advance. Don't worry about every other reader being told. It's funny that you had to wait until Brent picked up on the fact befrore you let us know that too joshuatree.
And yeah, I think it is important to know this info. It says 2 people have given this album a 5 rating, when in fact it is only one person.

NortherlyNanook
November 2nd 2008


1285 Comments


poor review, and don't review your own band. i'm betting you even gave yourself the pos vote.

Sk0rpi0n
November 3rd 2008


38 Comments


Yuck. Bad review and terrible band. The visual equivalent of listening to this diaper waste is watching Sylvester Stallone having his testicles popped by a rusty sledge hammer.

Lawnee
November 3rd 2008


3 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

No, it was two. I am not the same person, but we use the same computer and he must have typed the "let me know what you think" when I was logged in without realizing.

Emim
September 15th 2009


26675 Comments


Ha ha ha, FAIL.



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