Mindless Self Indulgence
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by Bill Thomas USER (15 Reviews)
March 26th, 2010 | 20 replies | 12,737 views


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: And the monkeys came and ate all my strawberry ice cream. I shot them with a fork.

7 of 15 thought this review was well written

Once upon a time in a land unknown to those people we call "allmusic douchebags" there were two friends. Jim the Jackhammer and Frank the screwdriver. These friends would walk around the world and be happy. Until one day a living thing came, and caused havoc while Jim and Frank were out screwing and hammering everything in the forest. There was a battle royale, with a side of hollandaise sauce and then they all stopped and the living thing (known to most as a "Jimmy Urine") asked if....

So these guys found out what they were good at, they make sugary, angry, happy, synthy.... ok... well there really isn't a way to describe what the hell these guys do but god damnit they do it well. Thankfully, instead of listening to everyone and going back to the sound that "defined them" on "Frankenstein Girls May Seem Strangely Sexy" they actually kept doing the stuff that made them good on "You'll Rebel to Anything" and the two albums have more in common then just the concept! They are both melodic! And both start off with a ***-awesome track! "Never Wanted To Dance" may be repetitive, but, it sounds really good, and as the doctor said, it sounds like a candy version of Marilyn Manson.

You know what happens when you dip candy in battery acid?
It turns into acid candy!

Ok I have to admit that that was an awful joke, and I apologize for any hurt feelings, cause this is America, and in America if something doesn't make you all happy in the pants you have the option of not watching it while masturbating on the internet, and while it saddens me that people aren't watching the candy-acid-porn, I can accept it because I have some good news.

I didn't save money on my car insurance because I didn't switch to geiko!
And do you know why I didn't?
It's because that ***ing gecko keeps touching me inappropriatly. ***ing pervert gecko always trying to feel me up... Get it through your head you faux-british lizard, it's 3 A.M. I won't put out. Go make out with my friends or something.

So... Yeah... this album is full of the catchiest *** that you can find in your toilet. The song "Issues" for example, is better than the KoRn album....

And has funny lyrics that repeat over and over again in classic MSI-style, with really ***ing cool synths going all over the place, on the rug, on the couch, and the vocals are catchy rap-rock fusion stuff that actually sounds cool, and he slurs his voice for some reason, because that's what drunk people do, and we all know that the drunkards are the cool people. Just like Jimmy Jazz.... You know, the Clash song, it's an alcoholic.

Another song that grabs me like an inappropriate gecko is the track "Lights Out" it's a metal song bitches! The verses are punky and fast and the chorus is one big hooker, with the lyrics going all "Punch your lights out/hit the pavement/thats what I call entertainment" and "Causing problems makes you famous/All this violence makes a statement" the lyrics are almost deep! It's just like the kiddy pool, brings up something that might be a real issue but nobody is going to actually get caught up in it. And and and! "Prescription" is a pop song! A god damn pop song on a ***ing MSI album! What the ***??? These guys should keep doing that It makes me all happy all over the place!

This record isn't perfect, despite what you ***ers keep assuming based on my ravings, but it gets kinda samey halfway through the album. Now these songs are all very nice, but they kinda blend into each other, and this is one of those bands where their charm roots in the fact that their songs kinda change randomly and clash with each other making for a dynamic sound, and they start sounding like a typical freaky weird nu-metal band.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
yetanotherprofile
March 26th 2010



180 Comments


Never heard their studio stuf, but they are by far the worst band i have ever seen live. Aweful. (Reading fest 08)

Enotron
March 26th 2010



7695 Comments


They were great when I saw them. Frankenstein Girls is pretty much their only awesome album.

Meatplow
March 26th 2010



5524 Comments


sorry, this band is atrocious

I haven't heard this album so i'll give it the benefit of the doubt but what I have is the absolutely worst mockery of kiddy industrial rock i've ever come across

bloozclooz
March 26th 2010



1770 Comments


screwing and hammering everything in the forest

i have no idea if you made up the stories/jokes in this review, but it was a hilarious read, pos

LiquidVelvet
March 26th 2010



629 Comments


You're the dude who wrote that Dir en grey review back when aren't you?
You puzzle me so much, your reviews describe the music for about a half a sentence and then go into irrelevant 6th grade jokes. I just don't understand

bloc
March 26th 2010



34679 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

This is a great review, but obviously I disagree. this album was so disappointing. I like Prescription a bit, but that's it.

Digging: Anberlin - Lowborn

theacademy
March 26th 2010



28271 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

MDC is the ultimate get smashed anthem of the last 2 yearz

Golgoroth
March 26th 2010



1084 Comments


This review makes me think MSI, so pos'd.

XulOnerom
March 26th 2010



1818 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

@Meatplow:

Holy shit!! is that a giant bedbug having sex with a woman??

bloc
March 26th 2010



34679 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

He's a weird guy, that Meatplow and his avatars.


But I think it's a cockroach.

bloozclooz
March 26th 2010



1770 Comments


yeah but she has pants on

dylantheairplane
September 29th 2010



2164 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

EXCUSE ME DO YOU WANT TO SCREW??

Paradiso
August 22nd 2011



313 Comments


only song i really listen to on this album is 'due', rest is kinda meh

Ketchupsuicide
December 11th 2011



10 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

My raiting of this album highly depends of my mood.

sniper
June 12th 2012



19009 Comments


this band is fucking awful.

Digging: Towers - Bel Air Highrise Plantation

LifeAsAChipmunk
June 12th 2012



4854 Comments


I've heard very conflicting this about this band.

IceColdSunshine
August 18th 2012



17 Comments


What Liquid Velvet said.
Wtf, dude, this isn't a review.

Cipieron
August 18th 2012



3508 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

let's go make out with her friends, make out with her friends' friends

ForeignFilm
October 15th 2012



129 Comments


This is like LOLSORANDUMB the review

Vespiion
November 14th 2012



1221 Comments


Lights Out is one of the catchiest songs I've ever heard.

Digging: BADBADNOTGOOD - BBNG2



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