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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
January 28th 2010


32213 Comments


Variations? You mean my pic? And agreed

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WatchItExplode
January 28th 2010


7284 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah and yeah...annnnnd yeah, album is more is of landmark than an inluence

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Asiatic667
January 28th 2010


4651 Comments


No one hasn't heard of this album. Even the kids in Africa.....

WatchItExplode
January 28th 2010


7284 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

kids in africa love this shit...kids in khula lampur too...

DaveyBoy
Emeritus
January 28th 2010


22486 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

I hate the word "sellout". I wish people would stop using it.



It's true the album is meant to gain more listeners... But guess what? It did... & a lot more than anyone could have ever imagined! And the percentage of those listeners who would then go on to explore the band's back catalogue & maybe prefer those albums to this would be significant.



I've said it before & I'll say it again; If a band can bring what is usually a non-mainstream genre of music to the masses, then that is a talent that should be viewed positively... Not with childish "You Sold Out" chants.



NOTE TO REVIEWER: That wasn't meant to be personal attack either. I think you've done a pretty good job stating your case & defending it here.

Bullitt
January 28th 2010


1666 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Well said DaveyBoy, well said.

BrandNewBoognish
January 28th 2010


1021 Comments


This was one of the first 'heavy' albums i heard as a kid so for that it holds a place in my blackened heart

jk2two
January 29th 2010


117 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I've said it before & I'll say it again; If a band can bring what is usually a non-mainstream genre of music to the masses, then that is a talent that should be viewed positively... Not with childish "You Sold Out" chants.



I agree that can get out of hand... but I think sellout criteria is not just mass appeal. Take Green Day for example... Dookie was essentially the same music as their first two albums, but on a major label. I don't they sold out because they didn't compromise their artistic vision strictly to sell more records - that's the only thing I take issue with; I feel Metallica compromised their art for money.



R6Rider
January 29th 2010


5225 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Amen DaveyBoy



I highly doubt they went into the studio with a "sellout" attitude. It's obvious that after recording AJFA they wanted to take a more laid back approach towards this album.



Despite how mainstream this album is it still has heart and soul

DaveyBoy
Emeritus
January 29th 2010


22486 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

"Take Green Day & Dookie for example..."



I actually can't comment as I honestly haven't heard their first 2 albums. But Green Day's latter releases are a good example on this subject because some people felt they sold out with their latest stuff. They didn't. It's just their form of progression... for better or worse (which is irrelevant).



And I think that's where it all comes down to personal opinion. You personally feel they compromised art for money. And you are very much entitled to that opinion & have made a pretty good case for it. But other people would actually feel this album was a progression of sorts. Just because the riffs are simpler, etc... doesn't mean it cannot be a progression. Remember, what one person sees as a technical masterpiece, another can see as nothing but noise. Let's use Dillinger Escape Plan as an example here (Davey runs & hides). LOL

bloc
January 29th 2010


58251 Comments


Let's use Dillinger Escape Plan as an example here (Davey runs & hides). LOL

*snaps fingers*

Get 'im boys!

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