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StallionMang
October 18th 2017


8076 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

inversely, "preoccupations" by viet cong would sound dope as hell

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AdolfChrist
October 18th 2017


13024 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Viet Cong and Preoccupations are both shitty band names imo.

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ashcrash9
October 18th 2017


2804 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

that one riff in Death (you know the one, "DUN......DUN......DUN......DUN...DAH-DUN...") has been stuck in my head for like a week straight

mindleviticus
October 18th 2017


9207 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

who gives a flying fuck

AdolfChrist
October 18th 2017


13024 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

You talkin to me, boy?

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
October 18th 2017


15558 Comments


to which bands do you refer? are we talkin like uhhh joy division?

This is always a sort of style of music I had trouble with, the sort of "industrial" side of post punk (?), but this has some really great songs too

StallionMang
October 18th 2017


8076 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

joy division and basically every other post punk band that existed in the 70s

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
October 18th 2017


15558 Comments


o yeah this heat for shore

StallionMang
October 18th 2017


8076 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

women and cindy lee are way more interesting in their sounds than this band is, good songs but in the end this is pretty much just revivalism

mindleviticus
October 18th 2017


9207 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I disagree I think this is pretty much on par/better than public strain

StallionMang
October 18th 2017


8076 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

cindy lee is honestly so underrated, and act of tenderness in particular is fkn amazing



it has the same kind of atmosphere as public strain (esp the slower songs), but they incorporate these weird ass elements of noise as well as 60s girl groups. ive heard it likened to the beach boys if they did massive amounts of heroin

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
October 18th 2017


15558 Comments


ha, I think I know what you're talking about six. sometimes an album puts you off because of what you perceive to be, like, the band's Orientation Toward the World or something...VC down to the original name seem to have this very sort of negative apathetic thing going on which certainly seeped into Women but which was made more dynamic especially on the first album by countervailing influences, acoustic guitar, shouty choruses, whatever. which still comes down to formal choices/sound but the way it hits you can be more like this holistic sense of meeting someone you like or don't like

this may not be what you mean but I guess it's what I mean!

StallionMang
October 18th 2017


8076 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

its a real downer of a listen (cindy lee is), but yeah stylistically and conceptually its incredible. plus it has the same anachronistic feeling of public strain, which is one of the big draws for me

dbizzles
October 18th 2017


10389 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

A 2?



Let's get serious here. I think this is better than Public Strain.

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StallionMang
October 18th 2017


8076 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

for some reason public strain makes me think of the velvet underground in the 60s playing the kind of music they would inspire decades later

dbizzles
October 18th 2017


10389 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I can see that.

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
October 18th 2017


15558 Comments


opening with "Can't You See" certainly brings the VU&Nico vibes (I mean other than the fact that VU&Nico itself opens with a sonic fakeout)



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