Women
Public Strain


5.0
classic

Review

by zach USER (27 Reviews)
March 23rd, 2011 | 42 replies | 4,235 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: I know I'm late but

24 of 26 thought this review was well written

Today is my dog’s birthday. He’s 9 years old. That’s 63 years in dog years if the old heuristic still holds. I’m pretty sure it doesn’t because I think I remember reading a news story or some journal article that disproved the “theory” but fuck whoever wrote that. Thanks for destroying my childhood. I can still remember when we brought him home. He was so adorable and playful. So scared of the street. Now he’s majestic and just doesn’t give a fuck. I think it’s nice dogs don’t have to work. They don’t have to worry about money, retirement plans, providing for their families or any of that shit. All they have to worry about is accumulating swag and making sure to shit outside.

There’s a picture of me holding my dog when we first picked him up. I had spiked hair. I thought it was cool back then because that one dude on The Brothers Garcia had his hair spiked and he got girls all the time. Now I think anyone with spiked hair is fucking lame. That’s inevitable though. You either hate who you were, or you hate what you’ve become.

I guess what I’m trying to say is fuck time.

Public Strain is an album lost in time and space. The compositions are formless. The guitars and drums are utterly disjointed, always searching for each other in the haze of unmitigated feedback and noise. At first, the album seems like it should fall apart at any second, but under further investigation it reveals itself to be perfectly cohesive. Each track perfectly bleeds into the other creating a journey from absolute confusion and chaos to clarity.

I guess the only problem with the album is that to fully understand and appreciate it you have to completely disassociate yourself from time and space and wholly immerse yourself in the expansive sea of noise. Soak your luffa in the pool of feedback and make a nice rich lather and apply it to your body. Let the disjointed guitar lines pull you apart so you can examine what’s inside. Understandably, most people aren’t willing to make that kind of intensive investment because afterwards, chances are you’ll never be the same.

God, I’ve become such a pretentious faggot.



Recent reviews by this author
Sun Kil Moon BenjiThe Weeknd Kiss Land
Teenage Cool Kids Queer SalutationsBeau Navire Lumens
Merchandise (Strange Songs) In the DarkOff Minor The Heat Death of the Universe
user ratings (235)
Chart.
4
excellent
other reviews of this album
teddycutler1 (3)
Public Strain is a burial in a heavy sonic snowdrift, a chamber of blanket dissonance, an off-kilter...

Sam Feldman's Rating (4.5)
...

Adam Downer STAFF (5)
...

Eno (4.5)
Women go against the grain of 2010, leaving us with a record that is devoid of any warmth or soul. A...

related reviews

Women

Comments:Add a Comment 
iFghtffyrdmns
March 23rd 2011



7047 Comments


interesting review...I kinda liked it.
never got into these guys, despite all the hype on this site

plane
Staff Reviewer
March 23rd 2011



6093 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

This is _the_ review. Bravo.

FlawedPerfection
Emeritus
March 23rd 2011



2806 Comments


awesome

Hep Kat
March 23rd 2011



15345 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

you're fuckin late getinthevan

Digging: Botany Boyz - Forever Botany

cvlts
March 23rd 2011



8954 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

what?

Hep Kat
March 23rd 2011



15345 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

the departed

robin
Emeritus
March 23rd 2011



4248 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

amazing

Gyromania
March 23rd 2011



15489 Comments


Incredible

Hep Kat
March 23rd 2011



15345 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

i bet maybe i could write something this cool if i put more than 15 minutes into mine



i just bet

conradtao
Emeritus
March 23rd 2011



2090 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

pos

iFghtffyrdmns
March 23rd 2011



7047 Comments


Hep you're just bumming lately man, cheer up

mothercountry
March 23rd 2011



447 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I'm digging this on speakers. Where it has a little bit of room to breathe . . .

iFghtffyrdmns
March 23rd 2011



7047 Comments


"Soak your luffa in the pool of feedback and make a nice rich lather and apply it to your body."

haha love that.
except I've always seen it spelled "loofah"....not that it's a word I see often.

iarescientists
March 23rd 2011



5863 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

yeah i wasn't sure either so i googled it and there's a few different spellings

kitsch
March 23rd 2011



5107 Comments


saw this on vinyl at a local record shop... thinking about buying it when im not so strapped for cash.

iarescientists
March 23rd 2011



5863 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

i want dat

couldwinarabbit
March 23rd 2011



6996 Comments


that neg is bullshit this is a stellar review.

YetAnotherBrick
March 23rd 2011



4409 Comments


Awesome review.

AggravatedYeti
March 23rd 2011



7684 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

mmmmm.

tasty review.

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
March 23rd 2011



15732 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

not on my home computer, didn't plan to log in, read this, had to log in to pos. wonderful



You have to be logged in to post a comment. Login | Create a Profile





FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2014 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy