Pop Will Eat Itself   This Is the Day...This Is the Hour...This Is This!
Release Date: 1989

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4.5 superbJared Floryan | September 19th 18

Usually fun isn't a concept apes ponder over when they're trying to balance the universe. But *this*? Pop Will Eat Itself's highly regarded 1989 record ends up being one of those things that does put possibly the goofiest smile on my face. At 51 minutes in total, This Is the Day... stomps about with a dorky swagger matched only by hedonism and a surprising quota of substance the more spins listeners give it. While all that goes on, this English band soundwise do an incredibly commendable job melding styles like disco, dance, industrial and hip hop. Hell, even strokes of post-punk happen to make appearances throughout, namely on the cut "The Fuses Have Been Lit"; an easy standout moment IMO. Adding onto all that, the production values are choice, further amplifying The Poppies' wild abandon amongst other traits like having a charming character or their meticulous approach to music composition. ...K, an oxymoron's gotta be somewhere in these sentences. Suffice it to say that This Is the Day... is a big ass triumph, bits and pieces of dated cheese aside. Light 4.5.


4.5 superbdoomjitsu | April 12th 16

Man, this is such a fun album. If you're reading this, forget about your stupid work and other stupid activities and listen to this record right fucking now.


3.0 goodGhandhiLion | December 18th 21
3.0 goodHarlz | February 28th 21
4.0 excellentBlitzPhoenix98 | February 24th 21
3.0 goodMrGrieves | January 30th 21
4.5 superbpkelly156 | May 22nd 20
5.0 classicprnzokoshiro | April 20th 20
3.5 greatRogerthecat | October 19th 19
4.0 excellentSandblasted | July 1st 19
4.0 excellentYankeeDudel | September 20th 18
3.0 goodrandom lol | May 12th 18
4.0 excellentRegulatorWatts | April 4th 16
3.0 gooddiscovolante | August 29th 14
4.5 superbConvertadamc | August 15th 14
3.5 greatthenewflesh | January 27th 13
3.0 goodCircle | August 17th 12
4.5 superbTheTruEZHarry | August 14th 12
5.0 classicMKCyrax | July 9th 12
4.0 excellentomnipanzer | February 14th 12
3.5 greatexoclipse | July 26th 11
4.5 superbFuff24 | December 21st 09

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