Pg. 99
Document #9: A Split Personality


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by danielito19 USER (21 Reviews)
February 9th, 2011 | 25 replies | 6,997 views


Release Date: 2001 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A slightly-above-average split by two legendary emo bands.

2 of 3 thought this review was well written

Pageninetynine (pg. 99) and City of Caterpillar were two legendary emo/screamo bands of the late 90s and early 00s. This split was released after what many consider to be pg. 99’s best work, document 8, and before City of Caterpillar’s self-titled, their only full-length. At the time, they shared multiple members, most notably both vocalists. As a result, the two bands’ contributions sound very similar.

Now after that paragraph extolling the prodigious talent of both bands, you’d think that this split would be spectacular. Well, not quite. pg. 99’s contribution is the final two songs off of their aforementioned magnum opus, document 8. Yes, they are amazing songs, but if you already own document 8 the pg. 99 half of this record is essentially useless.

City of Caterpillar’s songs are unique to this record, quite thankfully, and are both great representations of City’s sound. The vocals are quite possibly the best part of this record, absolutely dripping with emotion. However, that isn’t to say that the instrumentation is bad. It is above average, and makes for an enjoyable listen.

This split is only truly recommended if you are attempting to collect all the documents, or if you want to hear some of City’s work prior to their full-length.



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danielito19
February 9th 2011



4649 Comments


short review for a short split.

eternium
February 9th 2011



16332 Comments


Sort of dumb to put songs from a full length on a split.

danielito19
February 9th 2011



4649 Comments


yeah that's why it's only a 3.

shitfukshitfuk
February 9th 2011



34 Comments


Sort of dumb to put songs from a full length on a split.


just stop posting please

danielito19
February 9th 2011



4649 Comments


Well, I can tell by your username that you're obviously more intelligent than I am. Please, enlighten me with more of your wisdom.

eternium
February 9th 2011



16332 Comments


I see that you don't like new material on releases. Maybe the next Circle Takes the Square album will just be ATRU again.

danielito19
February 9th 2011



4649 Comments


dawg I'm pumped for the next CTTS album.

shitfukshitfuk
February 9th 2011



34 Comments


it's like he's not smart at all or something jeez

danielito19
February 9th 2011



4649 Comments


Who, the person who decided to put old songs on a new split? you're correct.

shitfukshitfuk
February 9th 2011



34 Comments


the two pg. 99 songs aren't on full lengths gayface

idk about the coc songs but ya dgaf nigga dgaf

danielito19
February 9th 2011



4649 Comments


...have you ever listened to document 8? they're exactly the same songs.

shitfukshitfuk
February 9th 2011



34 Comments


ya pretty sure u didnt listen to this



danielito19
February 9th 2011



4649 Comments


wtb a friendly neighborhood mod.

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
February 9th 2011



7062 Comments


not really sure what to think your opinion on any of this is. IMO, you shouldn't just ignore the two pg.99 songs on here because they're on doc 8. IIRC they were only on the re-release for doc 8 so some people may not have heard these even if they have heard document 8. But i think you should give them some description since they're part of this release whether people have heard them or not.

Also in your 3rd paragraph i couldn't tell if you thought the CoC songs were spectacular or if they were merely enjoyable.

Sorry if I sound negative, not trying to be just want to share my opinion on these things. i'm really glad to see a review for this, Ive always wanted to know more about some of the pg 99 releases besides just 5 and 8.

Enotron
February 9th 2011



7695 Comments


un-italicize dripping, it makes you sound sarcastic

danielito19
February 9th 2011



4649 Comments


Thanks for the feedback! I'm planning to review some of these un-reviewed pg. 99 releases so you'll get some opinions TMobo.

I really appreciate the criticism.

FishTV
February 10th 2011



168 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

City's part is superior in so many ways. Pg. 99 was meh, better on Document #8

ghandi
August 16th 2011



1 Comments


Ok. i created this bullshit account to set things straight here. the two songs on the PG. 99 split were included at the end of the RE-RELEASE of Document #8. the ORIGINAL didn't include them. so they didn't just pull songs off an album to throw on this split.

and as much as both of these bands rule City of Caterpillar wins on this recording. it isn't the best split ever but, if you can find it, the artwork alone is a reason to buy it. i mean, look at shit

sniper
August 16th 2011



19042 Comments


document 8 is better without the two songs on this split.

Digging: Towers - Bel Air Highrise Plantation

Enotron
August 16th 2011



7695 Comments


^WHAAAT chill those songs are so fucking good



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