Om
God is Good


4.0
excellent

Review

by rasputin USER (196 Reviews)
September 8th, 2009 | 404 replies | 28,822 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: get chuffed.

11 of 17 thought this review was well written

In the understatement of the week, OM’s fourth album God is Good does not sound any different to their previous albums. However, before letting your inferior minds totally misjudge my subtlety, let me bluntly point out that OM fucking rule. 2007’s Pilgrimage was arguably OM’s most focused release - despite the sneaky J grandeur of their oft cited masterpiece Conference of the Birds, hearing the punch in the face bass of ‘Unitive Knowledge of the Godhead’ while on the spliff stick is a musical moment that is not easily forgotten.

Despite a line-up change (which to other unenlightened bands consisting of only two members would be the end), Al Cisnero keeps OM’s sound afloat in the absence of drummer Chris Hakius. In essence, OM is a ganja-fuelled spiritual journey consisting of simplistic yet invigorating beats and mind melting bass lines, with this combination under Cisnero’s plodding vocals and outlandishly toasted lyrics being one of utter dankness.

God is Good’s main focus is undoubtedly the opening track ‘Thebes’. It’s longer than the other three combined, and really is just an awesome magic carpet ride through orange canyons and elephant stars. It recalls the cheeba rasta splendor of Conference of the Birds while being the ultimate twenty minute spiritual enlightenment, easily a contender for OM’s greatest crispy binger of a track.

Although it may be in ignorance to the nature of their listeners, OM opt to include a creepy flute in ‘Meditation is the Practise of Death’ – while this is definitely a very good thing, adding an interesting element to the song and in turn raising its appeal, hearing those flutes when on the reefer is a moment of utter wide-eyed horror.

It’s perhaps become the norm to associate the phrase ‘Tibetan chants’ with OM, seeing as they make the most of emulating Nepalese mountain climbing pothead monks, but the overabundance of the term definitely becomes an annoyance – nevertheless, the short two part closer to God is Good, ‘Cremation Ghat’ parts I and II, reeks of spiritualistic mumbo jumbo and hazy doobie smoke. Such explicit reference to their influences is not common on OM’s past work, but this variation in style does not impede the album’s surge whatsoever.

It’s easy to criticise OM – they always play the same basic style, rely on repetition, and are in general not something to listen to when you go to the gym or whatever else it is that faggots do. Such a plain view of the band is based around a misconception, that being the idea that OM’s music can be some sort of immediate musical satisfaction. This could not be further from (un)reality. The only way to truly enjoy OM is to light the sky, fall into the clouds and let the bass caress your body – there really is no other way.



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rasputin
September 8th 2009



14512 Comments


other possible summaries:

'OM is good.'

'I smoked the world and then peed this album.'

rasputin
September 8th 2009



14512 Comments


negger listens to OM at the gym

KYZAR
September 8th 2009



513 Comments


OM (nom nom nom nom)
i did like conference so will prob pick this up

rasputin
September 8th 2009



14512 Comments


does bastard=mediocreatbest=iaminsect=waior or are they all just individual fags?

i like to refer to them as the strikey collective although none of those guys are in it except waior

Waior
September 8th 2009



11425 Comments


does bastard=mediocreatbest=iaminsect=waior or are they all just individual fags?


would make sense except none of these users are alike

NortherlyNanook
September 8th 2009



1285 Comments


album is just another om album to me so of course it's great

killrobotmusic
September 8th 2009



670 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Om is Good.

rasputin
September 8th 2009



14512 Comments


never wrote a review this quick sobhi was like youy gonna review it and i was like nah wasnt gonna but now i wanna so i gonna and then i did and was like 10 minutse and was like sup and posted and shit yeah

Meatplow
September 8th 2009



5524 Comments


conference of the birds was awesome

I should look into more Om

charlesfishowitz
September 8th 2009



1794 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

pilgrimage is super killer, plow

rasputin
September 8th 2009



14512 Comments



conference of the birds was awesome

I should look into more Om


yeah haz all of their stuff is fantastic, definitely get more

kingsoby1
Emeritus
September 9th 2009



4938 Comments


will listen

also ftr willfellmarsy is dbl plus uncool

Ulsufyring
September 9th 2009



1725 Comments


you inspired me to get this with

and really is just an awesome magic carpet ride through orange canyons and elephant stars


jingledeath
September 9th 2009



7104 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

album rules and because of this I'm getting Conference Of The Birds as well.

rasputin
September 9th 2009



14512 Comments


yeah man you gotta

Skyler
September 9th 2009



1084 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Just saying that if this isn't any different from their past albums, I don't really have any desire to add another Om album to my
collection.

why'd you waste your fucking breath then


breath? this is the internet, what the fuck are you taking about.

rasputin
September 9th 2009



14512 Comments


it's just as good as their past albums though

Skyler
September 9th 2009



1084 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

that's fine. i can listen to those instead and (according to what you said in your review) get the same experience.

MentalityOfA
September 9th 2009



1213 Comments


So this is good eh?

rasputin
September 9th 2009



14512 Comments


that's fine. i can listen to those instead and (according to what you said in your review) get the same experience.

that's the stupidest thing i've ever heard

this album is similar to OM's other albums in the same way that any band sounds similar to their other albums. with your logic I should just download a single metal album, a single hardcore album and a single acoustic album and i will be content



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