Boris
Pink


4.5
superb

Review

by Anthony Hoch USER (16 Reviews)
April 9th, 2006 | 197 replies | 49,829 views


Release Date: 2005 | Tracklist


Boris – Pink

With every Boris album I get, makes me feel the same way. I think to myself “Now how the hell do they sound so damn good? “ I am consistently wowed by there sound-shifting ways. Boris’ latest album Pink is no different.

I’m gonna say this right of the bat, Pink is one of the most powerful albums I have heard in a long time. By the time the fourth track Nothing Special ends, your brain is completely fried. But don’t let the “White Pony era Deftones-ish sound" of the intro track Farewell fool you into thinking, “Ohh, this is nice…" Because now its gut-check time, the title track Pink hits you like a ton of bricks, and you quickly realize;

This is not nice,
This is Balls-To-The-wall
Rock and Roll,
This is loud,
This is Dirty,
This is great…

But this is only the beginning with loud guitars, awesome solos and catchy vocal melodies, this song is a winner. After pink another wave of sounds hits you, and Woman on the screen begins with rapid-fire snare, and a riff that’s to die for. But sadly its too short, at only about two and a half minutes, this left me wanting more. And that exactly what you get on Nothing Special. This is loud, this is really loud. I thought my speakers had blown the first time I heard it. The song is mostly bass and drums, with the guitar supplying some nice noise/feedback that is until its solo time. It starts out like a Thurston Moore or Page Hamilton style noise flurry, but quickly turns into a nice climactic ending.

Finally a breather, Blackout harkens back to old school Boris, slow and powerful. This song crushes. The droning chords, and the feedback drenched lead harmonize so well, this song reels you in, its absolutely hypnotic, a great track Next comes, Electric; a scorching instrumental. This song has such a powerful groove. It makes me want to dance every time I hear it. Electric is followed up by Pseudo-bread; this is a down and dirty rocker. The music chugs at a nice pace, with super distorted guitar and vocals that have so much swagger they would make Mick Jagger blush. The “Woo-hoo’s" in the background add to this in great effect. Eventually the fuzz overtakes everything and Afterburner kicks in. It’s got a nice jam vibe; things seem reel lazy and kicked back, a great contrast to Pseudo-bread, and a good song to top it off.

Six three times, or 666 is another good track with cool guitar work, and a catchy beet. But it doesn’t really go anywhere, not a bad song. But one could call it the low point of the album. My Machine brings things full circle, the sound has returned to the floating clean sound found in Farewell. Things don’t stay clean for long. Just Abandoned My-self, kicks in and rocks for about ten minutes strait. This song is relentless, some of the most energetic guitar playing I have ever heard, but that’s not it, everything is incredible on this track. If I had to pick a stand out this would be it. There isn’t a single thing wrong with this song.

When all is said and done, and you have listened to the album all the way through, chances are you’re going to hit repeat, it’s that good. For me this album is a classic, an easy 5 out of 5, but for a lot of people it probably won’t be. This is because of the only two negatives about the album;

1) They sing in Japanese
2) The production can almost be too dirty at times.

Now number one isn’t so much a negative for me, it cant be helped.. they are Japanese. But I can understand some people not liking it, Number two on the other hand will turn some people off; this record is loud as hell. But all things considered this is a great album, easily a 4.75, and a must buy for any fan of rock music.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Tangy zizzle
April 9th 2006


253 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Decent review, but I'll disagree with the rating. 4/5 max IMO.

XxcheetoxX
April 9th 2006


78 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I actually really like this.

any14doomsday
April 9th 2006


679 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Thats fair enough, a 4 isnt a bad rating, but I stick by my statement. I think this album is absolutly fantastic.

If you thing the review was well written or not, give it a vote neg or pos its all good.

dvs
April 10th 2006


28 Comments


seeing boris tomorrow can't fucking wait it's going to be awesome. good review btw

any14doomsday
April 10th 2006


679 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

thanks, im going to see them june 5th, and I cant fucking wait either.

greekalien
April 16th 2006


1 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

1) They sing in Japanese
2) The production can almost be too dirty at times.

that's the magic

any14doomsday
April 16th 2006


679 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yeah I know thats the magic, and I really dig it, but I can understand how someone might not.

AlienEater
April 18th 2006


716 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I don't really like this album. It's ok, but kinda dissapointing.

any14doomsday
May 9th 2006


679 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I really like this album, and the Direction Boris are going in all-together, They are always trying something new, and 99% of the time its great.

They release so many albums a year, I cant really believe that they always put out quality albums.

AlienEater
May 10th 2006


716 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I don't really know what I was expecting. I do like it (it's good to great), but it failed to deliver what I wanted.
Ah well.
I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and give it 3.5This Message Edited On 05.10.06

any14doomsday
May 10th 2006


679 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I can dig what your saying, I dont really expect anything from boris albums, they always seem to suprise me. I can only think of a few albums that arent that good.

any14doomsday
May 30th 2006


679 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

The US version of this was released recently, a few of the tracks are longer, especially the last one which has a wicked ending.

_Tyler
June 24th 2006


23 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Pink is a great album overall, but I think they did the dirty rock and roll songs a little better on Heavy Rocks, and I like the production on that album better. Pink has a lot of variety though, and I especially love the first track, which is something completely different from anything I've heard from Boris.

any14doomsday
July 13th 2006


679 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I dont really like heavy rocks that much, but i love your icon man, I wanna do a review for Amplifier worship but I dont have the internet anymore so that wont happen for a while.

ValiumMan
October 24th 2006


493 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

'Tis a nice one. Even though it's basically a balls-out rock album (more like garage rock with sludgy guitars than stoner rock though) it still retains something of both an experimental and a melodic edge. Farewell, Nothing Special, Blackout and Afterburner (love the chorus) are the definite winners on here IMHO.

Zmev
October 25th 2006


983 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Just got this today

cbmartinez
October 25th 2006


2525 Comments


I loved the first track but the rest of the album disappointed me. I guess I was looking for more epic stuff like "Parting."

Zesty Mordant
October 25th 2006


1196 Comments


i need to look into this band some more.

metallicaman8
January 18th 2007


4677 Comments


Quite. Thank you.

kuririn
April 22nd 2007


65 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I got this today and it is awesome.

Can someone please tell me the point of the three perforated picture thingys in the booklet



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