Cows
Sorry in Pig Minor


5.0
classic

Review

by Dale Nixon USER (1 Reviews)
March 6th, 2013 | 13 replies


Release Date: 1998 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The Cows gettin all weird on ya

From the beginning, this album lets you know it’s going to be a somethin special. Well, at least if you’ve listened to anything else by Minneapolis’ famed Cows. Usually a fairly traditional noise rock band, the quartet’s final album, Sorry In Pig Minor, goes for something slightly different. With production from Buzz Osborne, this LP shows the Cows’ usual angst and anger going in a much more schizophrenic direction. The perfect opener for an album like this, Cabin Man starts with some discomforting eerie clanking noises. After a couple seconds, a bubbly synth line and some guitar racket play across, already crafting a largely unsettling world within the opening moments. Vocalist Shannon Selberg comes in with a some strange poetry atop this, spouting a slightly nonsensical story about confronting a cockroach on a bridge and attempting to step on it, his voice in a tad more subdued tone than usual. As his tale reaches its climax, suddenly the volume is increased tenfold, Selberg begins to yell the final line of the story over and over with some loudass guitar and drums hittin you in the face, eventually settling down into the unsettling ambient atmosphere of the song’s beginning. This song pretty much sets the tone for the whole album: paranoid, cryptic and very disorienting. Pig Minor winds through a chasm of loud, layered noisy rock, complete with strange ambient sounds, pretty yet frightening keyboard driven tunes, and even a slight detour into jazz and mariachi. It’s like no other album by this band, although you can definitely tell who it is performing. The immaculate production really pushes this into classic territory, more so than any of their other releases (pretty much all of their other albums are amazing though). Highly recommended for anyone with any interest in jagged noisy stuff with awesome detailed production.


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Cygnatti
March 5th 2013


21352 Comments


Great band.

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WeepingBanana
March 6th 2013


10145 Comments


Stunning Cunts is great i'll have to check this

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
January 3rd 2014


13139 Comments


cows

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ShitsofRain
January 3rd 2014


5897 Comments


lol

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Hep Kat
January 3rd 2014


15351 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

excellent beef

ShitsofRain
January 3rd 2014


5897 Comments


rec him more stuff like this hep he digs it

InbredJed
January 3rd 2014


5887 Comments


Cool, need to check this

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mryrtmrnfoxxxy
January 3rd 2014


13139 Comments


yea hep wat do i jam if i dig daddys has a tail

Penlord
January 4th 2014


185 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

if you like one album by them youll like the rest

porch
July 21st 2014


8460 Comments


sorta hit n miss album but cabin man is one of their best

Penlord
September 4th 2014


185 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ya this album and the cows really have grown off me

Penlord
September 4th 2014


185 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

still got some classics doe

jagride
September 6th 2014


2333 Comments


i got tired of them for a while as well but they've got too many good songs to be denied



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