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141. Here Comes Sickness-Best of Bb
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5-0 out of 5 stars F'ing Amazing
i bought this cd because i downloaded a few songs by Mudhoney and liked em. This was the only Mudhoney cd in the store, i was kind of disappointed since i was after thier first self titled album but i bought it anyway in disgust.
NEVER have i been so rocked out of my socks by any cd on first listen. words cannot describe how hard this rocks, if you're new to Mudhoney, buy this u wont be sorry
BLOWN THE F' AWAY ! ! !

5-0 out of 5 stars Mindblowingly Rockin'
The sticker on the album says that this album rocks by some reviewer and he was right. I was hesitant about giving this CD five stars, because those are common reviews on this site, but this CD deserves it. Mudhoney is one of those bands that I have every CD of out of respect for how much I like some of their CDs. I always loved their early CDs, but their latter CDs left a bit to be desired and most of them failed to match their intensity. This CD makes up for that.

Kind of like the Pixies bootleg, Rough Diamonds, this CD is Mudhoney at their rawest, and it's a welcome treat that I urge any Mudhoney fan to pick up. I'd also urge anyone in the mood for a rocking and raw CD to pick this up.

A few songs repeat, but you'll barely notice it. Even mid-tempo numbers like "By Her Own Hand" are pulled off with unexpected urgency (with some subtle lyric changes) that mark how great a band can sound. It's a shame they were never really able to match this intensity in the studio. Some songs off their later albums are given a great second chance they didn't intially get. Songs of off My Brother the Cow (not a very good album) like "Judgement, Rage, Retribution and Thyme", "Dissolve", "What Moves the Heart" and a few others are given great performances that make up for that album.

Other songs of Mudhoney's fine debut album (which is also an essential grunge-period release) show up in fine form here from "This Gift" to "You Got It"

Other highlights: "Here Comes Sickness", "You Make Me Die", "Touch Me, I'm Sick", "Suck You Dry", "Poisoned Water Poisons the Mind", and of course "Hate the Police".

All in all, this album is blisteringly raw, and I'm so glad that I bought it. No one seems to own it, and that's a shame. ... Read more


142. Diva
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5-0 out of 5 stars This CD is great.So is their second one, "Wallflower."
This CD came roaring out of the "Seattle Scene" in 1991.This same year, My Sister's Machine was voted the best new band of 1991 in the Northwest at NAMA (Northwest Area Music Association).From 1990 to 1992this band was filling up the local clubs in Seattle when Pearl Jam couldnot.Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Mother Love Bone, and MySister's Machine were at the top of the Seattle scene.They toured aroundthe US and Europe and headlined with Smashing Pumpkins, White Zombie,Pantera, King's X, and many others.This band simply will blows the doorsoff the joint with its aggressive vocals and guitars.

It's a shame thatMy Sister's Machine was the victim of label trouble; Caroline in '92 andChameleon in '94.Both labels folded when the singles were being releasedfor each album.We will never know what they could have accomplished, butluckily we still have two albums to enjoy!

5-0 out of 5 stars FEEL THE POWER
IF YOU LIKE HEAVY GUITARS AND HEAVY HITTING DRUM TRACKS YOU WILL LOVE THIS CD. THE LEAD SINGER IS SIMILAR TO MOLLY HATCHET'S LEAD VOCALS-THIS BOY CAN WAIL. YOU WILL LOVE EVERY SONG ON THIS AND IT WILL LEAVE YOU WANTING MORE. ... Read more


143. Singles Box (6 CD5)
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1995 release featuring all six of their CD singles for the label, 'Smells Like Teen Spirit', 'Come As You Are', 'In Bloom', 'Lithium', 'All Apologies' and 'Heart-Shaped Box'. 11 of the 19 tracks found here are non-album cuts, including live versions of 'School', 'Drain You', 'Sliver', 'Polly' and 'Been A Son'. Each CD comes in a separate slimline jewel case & together are housed within a full color2 inch x 5 inch x 6 inch full color CD-sized slipcase box. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A GREAT NIRVANA COLLECTION!
Love it, want it, need it! Look no further, The NIRVANA singles box set is right here waiting for you to buy! This box set contains all of the comercially released European CD singles from Nevermind and In Utero! Includes a total of eleven non-lp tracks, five of wich are live recordings. Contains the often-requested lyrics to all the songs from Nevermind in the liner notes of the "Lithium" single! All NIRVANA fan's need this collection!

Singles from NEVERMIND:
1.Smells Like Teen Spirit
2.Come As You Are
3.In Bloom
4.Lithium

Singles from IN UTERO:
1.Heart-Shaped Box
2.All Apologies

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent singles and b-sides
The Nirvana Singles Box is by far the best way to obtain the b-sides to all of Nirvana's singles (and let's not forget the great singles themselves). The singles featured are all from Nevermind and In Utero, and they are:

1. Smells Like Teen Spirit
2. Come As You Are
3. Lithium
4. In Bloom
5. Heart Shaped Box
6. All Apologies/R*pe Me

As great as the singles are, the real reason you'll want this is for the b-sides, which consist of demos and live recordings.

Among these b-sides are "Even In His Youth," one of Nirvana's lost songs (and also one of the best), the demo version of "Aneurysm," which features one of Kurt's best primal screams in the break before the bridge, the six-and-a-half-minute noise fest "Endless, Nameless," aka the hidden track on Nevermind. While I'm on the subject, I should point out that "Endless, Nameless" is a huge enticement to buy this collection, since it is no longer on newer pressings of Nevermind for some reason (I've had two copies in the past five years, and neither of them had it).

"Marigold" is interesting since it features a rare, pre-Foo Fighters lead vocal from Dave Grohl, and "MV" is just plain hilarious. Even during all the turmoil surrounding the band during In Utero, "MV" proves that Kurt still had his patented sense of humor. Oh, and the live versions of "Drain You," "School," "Polly," "Been a Son," and "Sliver" are great illustrations of the immediacy that Nirvana brought to their live performances.

This collection is a must for anyone wanting to dig deeper than Nevermind and In Utero. In fact, many of the songs here are just as essential as their album tracks. If you do buy this, though, be sure to buy it used, because new copies are fairly pricey.

Final verdict: Essential listening, and a must have for Nirvana fans.

5-0 out of 5 stars A chance to listen some (really good) B-Sides
This is one of the boxed sets that you must own if you call yourself a lover of Nirvana's MUSIC, not the Nirvana's fashion. The box contains all singles released by Nirvana, including the A-and-popular-sides, but also some B-Sides and live versions that do of you a slave when hearing. The way you stay imprisoned and appreciates the good music is something. Anyway, I paid 40 reais on this box, what equals around 12 dollars. That is one advantage to live in a beautiful but ordinary big country called Brazil.

5-0 out of 5 stars Essential boxed set
This is one of the boxed sets that you must own if you call yourself a music lover. It only includes the singles released domestically, but still it is worth buying for what it means: it is the legacy of one of the most honest and lyrically raw bands that ever existed. The only downside of getting it here is the price. Fortunately enough, I grabbed a copy at a very popular retail chain in my area for half this price. But whether you are a Nirvana fan or a beginner collector, try to get a hold of the Singles. Then you can go on and hunt for the other stuff. You won't regret it.

3-0 out of 5 stars 3.5 stars - Good collection
Although their reign of power was short lived, while it lasted, Nirvana was one of the most popular and best bands on the face of the earth. During their days together as a band they released, three studio albums and several singles. Like many bands, a number of Nirvana's singles contained non-LP tracks, so fans have been desperately hunting them down for quite some time now. And at long last, all of their singles have been brought together! Read on for my review of the Nirvana singles box.

PROS:
-All of Nirvana's singles are available in this set. It's great to finally have all of these together in a single place.
-In addition to the popular single A-Sides, there are also rare B-Sides, which include previously unreleased studio and live sessions. These are the reason fans are going to want this set.

CONS:
-Nirvana made the same mistake any band makes when releasing a singles collection - they did one single per disc! Why scatter across six compact discs what can easily fit on just two? Doing that would have kept production costs lower, and therefore, lowered the suggested retail price.
-This set is both pricey and rare. Accordingly, Nirvana die-hards may be the only ones who want to buy it.
-If you just want this for the rare tracks, why not just go onto eBay and win an auction for one of the many rarities bootlegs that are so frequently auctioned off on there?

OVERALL:
Overall this set was a good idea, but if bands are going to keep putting out singles collections, this "one single per compact disc" thing has got to end. If you're a die-hard Nirvana fan, then this set won't fail to please. ... Read more


144. Numb
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5-0 out of 5 stars if i could give this album 10 stars....
...that still wouldn't be enough.i remember the day i bought this cd back in '93.blew me away on the first listen, and still blows me away today.still in my top 10 of all time.carrie akre's voice is so powerful, beautiful and just plain awesome.each time i listen to this cd, i find a new favorite, but it always goes back to simple passing.this band was such a breath of fresh air coming out of seattle and not sounding ANYTHING like the other bands coming out of that scene at the time.if this album were re-released today, it would still have a shot at being a huge success.though it's 11 years old, does not sound dated at all.great sound, great band, wish they were still around.

you can actually still find this cd in bargain bins at most used cd shops for a couple of bucks.do yourself a favor and take a chance on this disc.you won't be dissapointed.

5-0 out of 5 stars back live...that was power!
I was lucky enough to play a couple shows and hang out with both of the Akres and HAMMERBOX live was and is still to me the most dynamic, crowd- inspirirg exp.. The recorded version brings back that throb to the beat and press of people, heat, adrenaline and satisfaction.I miss them so much.!

5-0 out of 5 stars killer
This was lost in the detritus of late-period grunge. I first heard it on a video game, sadly I never did see them in concert.Carrie Akre is the hands down the best female rock singer, and this is her greatest accomplishment.Throw away that Hole CD and give this a listen!

5-0 out of 5 stars Hammerbox: NUMBStill rocks
Well I've had this cd for about 10yrs and it still friggin rocks.I was listening to it again today and wondered if they had released any new stuff.Looks like this was thier final effort to date, and it would be hard to improve upon.Seriously this is one of the few cds i have that I can listen to the entire album and every song is great, no drop off. The female vocals of this group are the best hard rock female voacals ever.I can't belive Hammerbox never made it "big time"

5-0 out of 5 stars If you see this, buy it!
I bought up all the copies I could at the time and gave it to my friends.It's a seamless CD of very hard insistent rock, with big girl vocals and slashing power chords.Their debut album was mostly funky country blues stuff, but there was one power song "When 3 is 5", that really hit the target."Numb" is like a whole album of that kind of song, a real surprise given the tone of the first CD.All the melodies here work, a very friendly set to the ears.This Seattle group is long defunct now, and this was sadly overlooked and lost in the Pearl Jam / grunge deluge at the time. ... Read more


145. Badmotorfinger + Bonus Free CD
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5-0 out of 5 stars Ummmmm........
If one were to write a review for this double cd set one ought to be familiar with the material(other reviewers take note).

The Badmotorfinger album was in my opinion Soundgarden's finest hour,although Superunknown was a greater commercial success,the band really got their sound and chops down on this album. Ben Sheperd stepped in to replace Hiro Yamamoto,and his songwriting skills and musicianship meshed perfectly with the rest of the group.All the songs are good,with standouts such as "Good Eye Closed" and "Outshined" which was a staple on MTV.

Kim Thayil is god on the guitar,and Cornell has the lungs of a young Ronnie James Dio,with such range it's hard to beleive he is human. Matt Cameron is a good drummer,and even Neil Peart said so(Neil Peart is the best drummer who ever lived,in case anyone was wondering).

As for the bonus cd,a collection af b-sides and live material,I like it a lot. I love their version of DEVO'S "Girl U Want,and "Into The Void",which really is a Sabbath cover(their influence is heavy on this album)along with the others. For the collector I would recommend this particular item,otherwise you could buy a Cure album and go blow goats.

5-0 out of 5 stars An improved classic.
"Somms". It's a palindrome. Spelled the same forwards and backwards. "Badmotorfinger" alone is incredible, but knowing that this limited edition is hard to find, I had to get it. Most or all of these tracks can be found elsewhere, but nice to have together here. A few covers to start. "Into the Void" (Sabbath), "Girl you Want" (Devo), "Stray cat Blues" (Stones). All done very well. Then "She's a Politician" (Cornell), and a live version of "Slaves and Bulldozers". ONLY that song is done live. Not all five. This is a great find for the Soundgarden fan, though you may have to search the used bins or online to get it. Maybe soon we'll get a "B-sides" disc to complement the "A-sides" one.

5-0 out of 5 stars amazing
this cd is the same version as the regular badmotorfinger with one xception. it comes with an extra cd called somms that has only five songs. one of which is a live version of slaves-n-bulldozers. the other four are covers. into the void, i believe, is a black sabath song while stray cat blues is a rolling stones song. the others i am not sure of(girl u want and she's a politician)
all of the above mentioned songs are live. the production is good, for a live album. the songs are interestingly done and this cd is a intersting find.
as for badmotorfinger, as an album, it is one of the many great releases from soundgarden. we all know rusty cage and outshined but there is so much better music here such as songs that let ben shepard and his groove drenched bass playing shine. i am speaking of slaves -n- bulldozers. what a great song. chris cornell penns some great lyrics through the whole album. most notably here and the song somewhere. what a melody (both in lyrics and music), what great lyrics and what a great song all around.
one most also note monster drummer extraordinaire matt cameron who pulls out some great beats(its all about the beat, drop a phat one and repeat)and fills, most notably on jesus christ pose. just listen to the drums. amazing.
there are other great songs such as searching with my good eye closed, mind riot and drawing flies. it is on drawing flies and mind riot that soundgarden show their punkier side, busting out the songs with the spirit of a band possessed. this is one good album and the bonus somms cd makes this worht your time and money. ... Read more


146. Life Like
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5-0 out of 5 stars I'd live in sound if I could!
You may remember that Dig broke out of obscurity and into the MTV Buzz Bin with their 1993 hit "Believe".When I was at the used record store recently I came across a copy of their first, self-titled album,which contained that song.I said, "what the hell" and picked itup.I'm very glad I did.So when I was given the opportunity to hearDig's new album "Life Like" I jumped at the chance.ScottHackwith & Co. have more or less erased every last trace of theirgrunge roots (except for the album's final track "Comfortable")and replaced it with a slickly-produced power pop sound.This isdefinitely one of the best albums I've heard recently.It's a good buy. ... Read more


147. Oh the Guilt/Puss
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4-0 out of 5 stars two good songs
It's two good songs. The Nirvana song is better. Not too many people know about it. The Jesus Lizard song is on one of their albums, i think Liar. The Nirvana track cant be found anywhere else though. There's a live recording floating around, but this studio version can only be found on this single. This single is probably somewhat of a collector's item too. They are both good songs, worth the money i think. ... Read more


148. Family Values Tour 2001
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Average Customer Review: 3.42 out of 5 stars
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Elektra and The Label are proud to release one of thisgeneration's most essential live albums. The muchanticipated disc, produced by Josh Abraham (Staind, TheFamily Values Tour '98, Limp Bizkit), features contemporary rock's biggest bands, including live tracks by Stone Temple Pilots, Staind, Linkin Park, Static-X and Deadsy. Alsoincludes bonus enhanced footage with exclusive video. 2002. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Great But Marred By The Same Problems as in the Tour
"Family Values" is now in its third outing. The Fall 2001 tour headlined Stone Temple Pilots, Staind and Linkin Park. This album is a good sample of the tour, with the same flaws.

The album starts of with a blistering STP "Vasoline" (the first live track on CD of STP, aren't they overdue for a live album?), followed by Likin Park's equally scortching "Runaway", and then Staind's best track ever "Fade". There are many other choice cuts on this album, including Static-X's "Cold", STP's "Wicked Garden" (with some nice banter by Scott Weiland about being born in San Jose, where this track was recorded) and the album closer by Linkin Park's "One Step Closer", just terrific, the energy jumps out at you!

The major flaw in this album is to include 2 of STP's "unplugged" tracks, the truly dreadful "Wonderful" and "Creep", which of course is a classic, but... as in the concert, they are out of place, and bring down the energy completely. What were they thinking? So no 5 stars...

3-0 out of 5 stars The Worst of the Best
Family Values: This phrase brings up images of apple pie, 1950's living, conservative ideals... not on this tour, sucker.

Three times now, nu metals greatest bands have toured the nation to packed audiences. Three times have great live albums been put out with superior sound quality, rare and new tracks, and bonus features.

Unfortuntetly, this CD is the worst thing to come out with the Family Values label on it.

Produced by John Abraham, the headliners, Stone Temple Pilots (Who I am not very fond of and do not think they belong here) are over represented. Staind, a good band appears with two songs that we have all heard, many, many times, and a new track we wish we hadn't. Static X fare well, though I wish that "Cold" had not been included, and "Black And White" put in it's place. Linkin Park, a great band, include none of their best songs (Papercut, In The End, Crawling, Pushing Me Away) but show one a very good version of "Runaway". Deadsy, a very promising band signed to KoRn's Elementree Records, is under represented with only one track, their first single and a Rush cover, "Tom Sawyer". I like that song a lot.

One thing I really liked about this album is that multiple artists make appearances on other bands songs. Aaron Lewis joins up with Linkin Park and STP, Chester from LP sides with STP, Exeter from Deadsy shows up on a Static X track, and I couldn't tell who was saying what! This little twist will make fans seek the tracks, though they are not that different, but give us what a live album should: a new twist on older stuff.

The CD also comes with "bonus" video footage, included because no VHS or DVD release will be made for this tour, as with the others. Wow. What a disappointment. Instead of energetic live performances, pyrotechnics, behind the scenes gag reels, interviews, etc, we get a choice of:

Static-X putting on makeup, Aaron Lewis of Staind getting a tatoo, Staind riding on scooters, and a terribly drab, borring music video of Aaron Lewis performing the disk's new track, a cover of "Black" by Pearl Jam. It is five minutes of him sitting on a dark stage with an acoustic guitar. No direction, change, or anything visually interesting. Even the song...

Plus, we get links to each of the bands websites (availalble in the booklett) and FIVE pictures that cannot be saved to disk. Also in the booklett.

One thing that really made me mad is that there is about 50 minutes of music here. A CD holds 74 or 80 minutes! A disk from such a huge tour should be jam packed!

Yes, I realize that room had to be saved for the video footage, but since It all ... anyways, I'm sure most fans wouuld rath have another half hour of music.

Family Values 2003 is in the works, Kid Rock, Cold, Adema, System Of A Down, and Linkin Park are all interested. I hope it works out better than this did.

If you want a good live CD, pick up Family Values 1999 or 1998. Both are excellent. Get this if your a completist.

1-0 out of 5 stars No no no no no
This album was extremely disappointing. It's all too much of the same. It's boring. And worst of all, the lead singer of Staind does a remake of "Black" that doesn't even compare to the original. Waste of time, waste of money.

4-0 out of 5 stars 4.5 stars
the only reason to buy this cd is because it has STP on it. Linkin Park sucks!!!!!!!!!Staind is 0k

1-0 out of 5 stars 0 Stars.
This record is ample proof that rock is dead. As much as I like the Stone Temple Pilots, I can't fathom why they would stoop so low to appear on a compilation with fake, no-talent "artists" such as Linkin Park, Static-X, and Staind. I suppose if I were 15 years old and had the luxury of living in some remote suburb, I'd like this. Please, don't burn the money you worked so hard to earn on this sad little excuse of a CD. ... Read more


149. Honky
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4-0 out of 5 stars Great introduction to the Melvins
If your curious about these Washington legends, yet dont know which of their many albums to start with, Id recommend this one. It basically has anything you want. Hard rocking guitar songs like ''Mombius Hibachi'', dark spooky songs like ''They All Must Be Slaughtered'', to the experimental ''Lovely Butterfly''. And wouldnt you know it? They start off the album! How do you describe the Melvins? Calling them quirky and cool is but an understatement. There certainly is no way to describe them. Nobody on the face of the earth sounds like these guys. If you fed Queens of the Stone Age a bunch of caffeine pills and turned them into insomniacs watching nothing but entirely cheap B-movies about a redneck, a robot, and a zombie playing leapfrog together; then you would get a great picture of what the Melvins are all about. And this album sums it all up. It certainly isnt their greatest, but its a classic and well known to the Melvinheads, and adored by tons and tons of musicians who are in your cd collection. So dont delay, make King Buzzo rich again and buy this immediatly!

5-0 out of 5 stars Melvins at their uncompromising best.....
The first post Atlantic Records release. The Melvins combine different elements to make a bizarre and unique album. One of the Melvins most diverse and original works. Essential for any fan.

5-0 out of 5 stars not just for white people
On Honky, the Melvins successfully forge a soundscape as frightening and bleak as a nuclear fallout site. Though, highly experimental, they intentionally create a swirling, floating mass of dark, cavernous soundscapes juxtaposed against suffocating grinding sludge, creating a completely balanced listening experience. The album as a whole is very textured, including blips from synths, creepy moaning and chugging buzzsaw guitar riffs. However, due to its experimental nature, I would only recommend this one to listeners who have heard the Melvins before (and I don't mean Stoner Witch). Those of you who purchase the album and give it the fair chance will be pleasantly suprised to see that the Melvins reign supreme as metal heavyweights and hold their crown high...high..........high

5-0 out of 5 stars A wonderful triumph in a time of trouble
After falling out of favor with Atlantic Records when album sales didn't match those of their former Aberdeen comrades, the fate of The Melvins was anyone's guess. Instead of simply calling it quits though, the California based trio immediately struck a deal with Amphetamine Reptile Records and began work on their next studio masterpiece, Honky. Released only one year after what would be the group's final Atlantic effort (Stag - 1996), The Melvins proved to the world that they had no intentions whatsoever of slowing down or taking a self-indulgent hiatus. In fact, the very concept of Honky, to release whatever music had been composed by the end of a short, set period of time, prevented any possible slacking on the part of the workaholic rockers.

The results of this intensive songwriting period are fascinating, bringing The Melvins to new planes and universes of creativity never before touched upon by any of their 14+ prior releases. These eclectic new sound experiments venture into the worlds of ambient drones and moody space rock to reveal some of the band's truly interesting yet often overlooked influences. The extended aural gem "Air Breather Deep in the Arms of Morphius" recalls the heyday of psychedelic metal-heads Hawkwind and songs like "How--++--" and "Harry Lauder's Walking Stick Tree" would fit perfectly on Pink Floyd's 1973 classic "Dark Side of the Moon". Repetitive pulses and synth flares straight out of the Kraftwerk and Can songbook then perfect Honky's bad acid trip atmosphere. All of these established styles are then filtered into the perfect mixture that is uniquely "Melvinish" adding just the right amounts of dark overtones and schizophrenic diversity to set Honky apart as being anything but a rip off. With all of Honky's original development and improvisational experimentation however, there is still plenty of material here for fans of the Melvins' older work. The blasting guitars of "Mombius Hibachi" and "Lovely Butterfly" nearly blow out the speakers while the frenzied grind of "In the Freaktose the Bugs are Dying," is enough to make Metallica ... their pants on the spot.

The most endearing and important characteristic of Honky however is not the songwriting itself, but its testament to its creator's resilience and persistence in the face of adversity. Despite being relegated to an obscure Midwestern indie label, The Melvins not only managed to put out some of their best original music to date, but actually used the lo fi aesthetics to creatively enhance their sound in the same fashion as "Piper at the Gates of Dawn" or "The Velvet Underground and Nico". Obviously untarnished and more alive than ever, Honky was an amazing accomplishment from a transitional period that not only stands as a great album on its own terms but also expands the vast limits of The Melvins' sounds to their absolute breaking point.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great...Album
One of the most underrated (commercially) bands of all time, but then again i guess these guys should remain in and rule the underground. The fact that Atlantic dropped these guys in their most creative state, in between this and "stag", proves the emptiness of the conglomerate record industry, and the integrity of the band. The growth of this band from their late-eighties stuff is undeniable in these recordings, this near perfect mix of hard rock and psychedelia is inspiring. ... Read more


150. Superfriends
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Another little band from Seattle, this one offers proof on its third album that the Pacific Northwest hotbed continues to evolve and mature. Grunge fails to cast even the faintest of shadows on this young quartet's supercharged and ultra-hooky approach to mainstream rock. Flashing a wit, style, and confidence that's comparable in some ways to U.K. kingpins Oasis, guitarist Rich Credo and singer Adam Czeisler mesh thrillingly on muscular tracks like "Feed Yourself," "Slide," "Superstar," and "Cake and Strychnine."--Jeff Bateman ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good Recovery from Album 2
After the second album (which contained many duplicates from the locally produced debut), I was almost ready to give up on these guys until I saw them at a Fraternity party in Pullman just before this album was released. IMHO, this is the best Sweet Water album because of the consistent quality from one song to the next. It does sound more 'poppy' than the original, but well worth adding to the collection. I have played it for several non-fans and they really liked it as well. Superstar, and No Syrup... are both worth the album.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent album
While constantly writing off Sweet Water as a joke, Seattle's ultra-hip have continued to follow the updated Dead Boys path that this album paved. Even our darling Murder City Devils are shamed to the Lords of the New Church goths that they are in the light of such true, swaggering rock. No other album ever made swaggers with such snarling attitude as Sweet Water's Superfriends. I cherish it, and truly call East/West my enemy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Band Ever!
This is the best band ever! I went to all of their concerts during my college years, when grunge was the big fad in Seattle. While they don't sound anything like any other Seattle band, they do have their own unique sound that sets them apart. They were always ahead of their time. They rock on CD, but they rock even harder in concert. This has to be one of the most overlooked bands ever. Sweet Water could have and should have made it big. In my opinion, they outshine and outrock every other Seattle band in history. I wish they were still together. Adam, Credo, Paul, Cole, and maybe even Dudley, please reunite. I still listen to your music everyday!

5-0 out of 5 stars Criminally Ignored
Superfriends is an extremely inspired album full of huge melodic hooks. Feed Yourself, Win and Adeline are absolutely brilliant. Every song is memorable (you'll be humming Superstar after 1 listen)Think of it as Oasis American Style (with more clever lyrics). This band should have been very big.

5-0 out of 5 stars Hear it once and you'll love it
This CD feels more like one fantastic long song than a full album. I've never been able to listen to individual songs - I always listen to the whole thing. These guys are great and equally as good live. There music is a sort of intellectual pop. The lyrics are well conceived, but the music is what grabs you. I spent the entire summer of 1997 singing the songs from this album. When my girlfriend and I split up we argued over who got to keep this one. ... Read more


151. Rarities
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Originally Released Back in 2000 as the Bonus Disc with "The Best of Volume 1". ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Great for Silverchair Fans, A Pass for the Masses
I have to admit I'm a Silverchair-aholic, and it pains me to do this to any of their CDs, but they only get a three star rating for this one. It has great songs, and great variety in moods and the generations of Daniel Johns' writing, which wins it three stars, but it isn't a good value at this price.

Why? Because you can get all of these songs (With the exception of "Spawn: the pre-Vitro version"), and the majority of their more popular tracks on "Silverchair: The Best of, VOL 1" album for the same price, or half the price if you are involved in the club pricing on Amazon.

So, if you are a fan (like me), who is going to collect it anyway just because it is a Silverchair CD; by all means go for it. Also, if you have the Frogstomp, Freak Show, and Neon Ballroom albums already, and therefore can't justify buying the Best of album, here is a great way to get almost everything else that album had to offer without repurchasing the previously released tracks. Otherwise, the Silverchair: Best of VOL1 album is the best way to experience the most of silverchair's incredible run and the unreleased goodies!

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4-0 out of 5 stars GREAT ALBUM!!!
This is a great album. I gave it only 4 stars because Neon Ballroom has a little more variety, though this album is filled with it. Neon Ballroom has more saddness and sincerety than this album. Rareties 1994-1999 is more funny and weird, but any Silverhair will truly enjoy it. I loved it the second I popped it into my player. Silverchair is my favotire band. This album showcases their great range of talent. "Untitled" is a beautiful, melodic tune with mildly depressing lyrics, much like the acoustic "Ana's Song." "Ana's Song" is stripped down to let the full emotional power of it be released. There's the fast-paced, high-energy punk sound to "New Race" and "Punk Song 2." "Punk Song 2" has some of the tune to "Findaway," which can be found on the Frogstomp album. The "Freak" re-mix was very different from the original, with a techno back-beat and grungy guitar loops. It would be good to dance to in a club, and made me feel.. what else, freakish! "Spawn" was a little dissapointing, though it's one of my favorite Silverchair songs. I've heard a rare version of it with electronic beeps of some sort, which added a lot to the song in my opinion. "Blind" is very good, with a little grungy guitar and some harmonizing. "Trash" is polished, but still has an underground feel. Funny, yet sad, "Wasted / Fix Me" left my mother thinking Silverchair curses, but they rarely do. No parental advisory sticker here! I think Daniel Johns only cussed because it's the voice of this song. "Minor Threat" is similar to "Wasted / Fix Me." This album also includes the vocal version of "Madman." It's very good, but I prefer the instrumental verion on Frogstomp. Buy this album if you like Silverchair, rock or grunge, or just feeling great. It has something for everyone!

4-0 out of 5 stars Untitled... everyone should hear
Well I give this album 4 stars just because of the 'Untitled' track. It was featured on the 'Godzilla soundtrack' and also was considered to be one of the closing songs on their 2nd album 'Freak Show'. Whether you've heard of Silverchair or not I would recommend you to at least download the song. 'Punk Song #2' is also pretty good.. Blind is a really good song. And 'Ana's Song (Open Fire) [acoustic]' is pretty good. I think it's not really one of their best songs even though it was released as a single and pretty popular. But if I were you if you're looking for rarities of Silverchair buy their greatest hits of volume 1. And 'Frogstomp' and 'Neon Ballroom'. 'Diorama' takes awhile to get used to but it grows on you and becomes a very good cd. I didn't buy Freak Show because a few of the tracks seemed a bit too hard and it just wasnt a very good cd to me. So i wouldn't buy this if I were you. Just go ahead and get their greatest hits you'll get your money's worth.. but there are some other really good songs of theirs not on there.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not so rare.........
Too bad it's just a cd of unreleased tracks. There's nothing really special to it. Needed something more to justify a release. Lacks a bit of soul.

3-0 out of 5 stars Rarities- for a reason
Untiteled is probably one of Silverchairs best songs, and the acoustic version of Anas song is great. There is a reason why this compilation of songs`s preveously unreleased (well, most of them), and that is the poor quality of the material.
The good songs are naturally on the albums...
If you`re a fan, buy it!
If you`re not- by another Silverchair album ... Read more


152. Tokyo Japan: March 3rd 2003
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Crowd was Crazy, but new bootlegs are about music
This Bootleg is a great one. If you crank it loud then you will hear the roaring crowd. The new bootlegs have much less crowd noise than previous tours. It takes getting used to, but the music and vocal quality is much better on the new bootlegs.

The setlist on this boot is only a preview. I have listened to it many times. The band jams quite bit and added extra to many songs. I have 5 PJ boots from 2003, this is by far the best as far as band energy, emotion, setlist. The crowd was crazy by the way. I was there! [...]... the place went nuts. Turn up the volume and you will hear it.

3-0 out of 5 stars A Little Dry
I bought this album based on the set list but don't like it based on the feel. Pearl Jam just don't seem into it on this concert. I am not sure if it is location or the recording itself, but I don't feel that there is enough emotion behind the music and the audience is awfully quiet.

In retrospect, I can't imagine that Japan has a lot of Pearl Jam fans and I think it shows in all aspects. The set list is wonderful, but I like to hear more excitement and feel the excitement from the band. I am not a huge Pearl Jam fan, but I have heard some great concerts from their previous concert releases.

On this concert, Release is awesome and the concert starts out nicely, but it feels almost slow in the middle section. It isn't until the Encores that I feel their energy again. I do like that this concert leans more on their heavier music. It also includes a nice rendention of Yellow Ledbetter, which is my favorite Pearl Jam song.

I am not sure what the Perth Concert sounds like, but maybe this is only worth having if you are interested in a songs that haven't been released before or are a diehard and need every disk. Otherwise, go back to some of the previous live recordings.

4-0 out of 5 stars Pearl Jam puts forth another fine live effort
Pearl Jam's bootleg of the March 3rd show at Tokyo's Budokan is filled with plenty of highs and lows, but at the end of the day, it's a good recording worth owning.

Pearl Jam dives into their more well known catalog with "Evenflow" following "Release" and "Can't Keep," but the band's Ten-era rocker seems to have lost its intensity -- the vocals just don't have the same edge they used to have, and its played faster than usual to boot. This results in a weak version of an otherwise powerful fan favorite.

"Save You" off of Pearl Jam's latest studio album "Riot Act" recieves the same treatment and is played faster than usual, but sounds great all the same. Vedder's more 'reserved' scream on the studio version of the song doesn't appear here -- its a no-holds barred shout that sounds superior to a concious scream worried about its tonal quality on Save You's studio counterpart.

Renditions of "Hail, Hail" and "Dissident" off of Pearl Jam's earlier works sound great, "Hail, Hail" definitely a highlight with its memorable riffs.

"Lukin" is weaker than its studio recording on "No Code," as if Eddie Vedder doesn't have the voice to sing the song anymore. However, it does roll into a fantastic version of "Not For You."

"You Are" and "I Am Mine" off of Riot Act also make appearances. While "I Am Mine" is a suitable live rendition of the song, "You Are" features somewhat weak vocals, as if Vedder were uninterested. It just sounds a bit too low and lazy for me.

"Betterman," a song from Eddie Vedder's pre-Pearl Jam days that first appeared on "Vitalogy" sounds great -- a number that starts with a lone Vedder singing the song without the rest of the band, who come out after the first few verses. Normally a more interested crowd would drown out Vedder in the singing of the first few verses of "Betterman," but no such luck with the crowd at the Budokan that night.

The real highlights of the show open up the second disc. Pearl Jam's "Corduroy" still sounds strong with its straight forward message of love.

It's followed by Pearl Jam's "Do The Evolution" which is another fine live preformance by the band. It's a bit of a letdown compared to other official bootlegs, though with no improvisation at all on the part of Vedder. Most of the other times the song is preformed, its lyrics about "I am the first man to make plans" are substituted for something more humorous. No such thing on this boot. Not to say "Do The Evolution" sounds weak at all on the Tokyo show, just that better recordings of it exist.

Vedder's vocals sound fantastic on "Blood," an angry song about the media looking for dirt on rockstars and other icons. He hasn't lost it at all in the +10 years since the song was first heard.

In my opinion, "Bushleaguer" and "Know Your Rights" see their finest renditions of all of the 2003 tour on the Tokyo, Japan bootleg. "Bushleaguer" doesn't sound calculated at all -- it just flows and sounds fantastic. While Eddie Vedder once again sounds reserved on the studio version of the song, his vocals are more laid back and fluid live. Plus, its got some great opening guitar work from Mr. Mike McCready.

"Know Your Rights" is the same way -- a Clash cover, all the other appearances of the song (notably on the Madison Square Garden two-night stand) sound too calculated and it seems as if too much care has been taken in how Vedder's voice sounds. The Budokan sees a straight preformance of the song -- once again, it just flows and doesn't sound unnatural at all.

Other highlights of the second disc are a fine preformance of "Black," a Pearl Jam b-side "Breath" that's an absolutely amazing song with a fantastic riff, "Alive," "Yellow Ledbetter" (another b-side) and the attempt at a sad song on a ukulele, "Soon Forget." Seemingly one of the rare times "Soon Forget" appears live, it's a halarious song to hear as the attempt at making it sad are completely thwarted with the first few notes from Ed's uke.

While not the best live recording released for retail put out by Pearl Jam, it's got enough highlights that make it worthwhile for purchase.

5-0 out of 5 stars Pearl Jam
This was the first Pearl Jam C.D. that I purchased. I had only heard I am Mine and bits and peices of other songs (it's not my fault I was about 2 when they became popular). After buying it I put my headphones on and listened to the first couple of songs and I enjoyed them. But only after listening to two songs I shut it off. The next day on a long car trip I listened to the whole thing. I was impressed until... I got to track 16 (Yellow Ledbetter) I was blown away. Mike has got to be (save Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn) the best guitarist ever. I sat there and listened to it about five times over. But anyway I'm getting off track. After spending the past six months with this album I'd say the highlights are... Even Flow, Yellow Ledbetter, Alive,Better Man, Breath, U, Black,Dissadent, and I am Mine.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Bootleg
The mixing on this CD is good. I think it is far better than the Perth bootleg. There is a bit of political activism on the CD but not much. PJ just rocks the house! ... Read more


153. Dayglo
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5-0 out of 5 stars AWESOME
this disc is crazy good...as is anything by love battery...i recommend between the eyes as well as dayglo...but i would like to say something to the tool (Daufhin Thorndike) that wrote a review a few down...something about how this is grunge....and before nirvana and such...and thats totally wrong...i mean..dayglo for one thing came out in 1992 after NEVERMIND had been released....these guys did not invite grunge...they played it...but they did do a grand job at that...if anything MUDHONEY created grunge....NIRVANA made it popular...and you cant deny that...now as to the LOVE BATTERY creating it...NO...NEGATORY buddy...get your years straight...you even say in 1989...well NIRVANA was around in 1986 and 87 especially...so idk...about you saying BEFORE NIRVANA..cause NIRVANA released NEVERMIND BEFORE DAYGLO...idk..its really upsetting to see kids talking about a style of music that is so dear to me...and they get the facts wrong....these guys are great...and i think that everyone should listen to them...but come on...dont kid yourself...without nirvana you wouldnt have even heard about these guys over in NEW YORK...SERIOUSLY..think about...ok...so now that the nirvana praise is over with...lets move onto MUDHONEY the REAL creaters of grunge...go out and buy there stuff...and see where grunge truly came from...this is kinda a rip off of it...but its a good one...kinda like pearl jam..minus the eddie vedder...

5-0 out of 5 stars ageless classic
As daufhin thorndike has so correctly stated an attractive feature that conveys this bands ability to give the listener an eargasm is the brilliant crafstmanship of those at the helm in the recording and mixing processes.I have this band's earlier releases and although they are most definitely desirable in their own right they do convey the message that something better may be steaming down the tracks.Well that portent of good things to come is 'Dayglo'.I would however point out to perspective purchasers that Dayglo though brimming with a heaping helping of heavy grungy goodness is also laced with elements of jazzoid-beebop coolness,trippy psychedelia and folksy janglings.If you don't care for these musical paths individually you will be most pleasantly pleased and overwhelmed to hear how well all these diverse styles are blended together so effectively.This album always manages to sound fresh and it always seems to satisfy no matter what mood I'm in.

5-0 out of 5 stars Cure meets Nirvana.
This is a bad-ass band from Seattle that is extremely overlooked, so look into them.

5-0 out of 5 stars Grunge Defined
Love Battery have been fixtures in the Seattle music scene since early 1989 when they cut their first singles with legendary producer Jack Endino. They rose out of the ashes of leader Ron Nine's band Room Nine, which never made an impact outside of the local music scene, but remain somewhat of a cult fascination among the Love Battery faithful, and those few who experienced the music in the late 1980's.
Love Battery is one of those bands that make you scratch your head and wonder why the hell they never went anywhere commercially. They seemed to have all the ingredients- inventive songwriting, intelligent lyrics, lots of guitars, and hooks galore. They were grunge before grunge became Grunge. And "Dayglo", their first full length album for Sub Pop, has that classic grunge sound we all became familiar with through Nirvana, Alice In Chains, and Soundgarden. It is truly a masterpiece from the first track to the last- and definitely one of the most overlooked albums ever.
The genius of "Dayglo" lies in the recording process. On their own, the ten songs that make up the album would still stand tall, but what elevates it to greatness and perfection is in the approach used to craft it. It is obviously cut live in the studio, and in doing so, preserves the energy and raw spirit that was the undeniable strength of the band. Recorded at local Egg Studios with recording master Conrad Uno and John Auer, this method proved a masterstroke of genius. Every track thunders with power and explosiveness, and there is not a weak moment on the entire record. The songs flow from one to other seamlessly and alternate between heavy, driving distortion- and the complete opposite of that, such as on "Side(With You), a powerful ballad with acoustic guitars and a wrenching guitar solo that will induce a cringe as Kevin Whitworth bends his strings toward the ceiling. Other songs, such as "Blonde", feature an indecipherable vocal buried deeply in a gorgeous bath of feedback and guitar leads. But, as is the case throughout this entire album- it is a perfect expression of the song and fits like in no other way. The next track, "Dayglo" begins with a slow mid-tempo drum intro which builds and then explodes into a wicked lead guitar and full-on band assault that virtually drowns out the vocals for the majority of the song. The breaks in between the chorus and verses are brilliant, swimming leisurely in a wall of sound and then slamming furiously again into the verse- which is the hardest, most aggressive moments of the tune- and perhaps the whole album. The closer, "23 Modern Stories" is a distortion-free Beatle-esque type of song, relying heavily on the vocal talents of Ron Nine and the often overlooked harmonies of the rest of the band.
Listening to this album, you discover new sounds with every new listen. Throughout this review I have raved about the way it was recorded, and unless you take the time to open your mind up to the experience, it may not be altogether obvious the first time you put it on. I recommend that you lie on your bed, turn off all the lights, and clear your mind. Put on a pair of headphones, close your eyes and turn up the volume. I swear to god, it will sound as though you are right there in the room with the band as this is being played. You will hear mistakes, dropped keys, between song banter, and even the fingers of Kevin Whitworth and Ron Nine slide across their guitar strings (Damaged) as they play. It is , literally, like nothing you have ever heard or will ever hear again. "Dayglo" is quite convincingly, a masterpiece- a singular moment in time when everything came together at the right time, in the right place, and with the four right musicians. Hearing it today, it is still as fresh as ever. With every listen you are transported to that little studio in Washington state where four musicians were pouring their hearts into making ten songs of sonic perfection. Before Nirvana, before "Singles", and definitely before we all knew about grunge, these guys were creating it. And this is a perfect documentation of that. ... Read more


154. Nemesisters
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5-0 out of 5 stars Ariel ariella isadore is a door
Babes in Toyland is unique, and Kat's voice is one powerful growl that is damn right pretty. The lyrics are fitting, and Kat always sounds like she knows exactly what she's talking about.

Most songs are vicious and stellar, but there are some duds. This doesn't make the whole CD blow though. Overall, it's a great collection not to be passed up.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good, Just Not Great.
"Nemesisters" was a good album to end Babes In Toyland's studio career. Upon listening to it, one can notice that in some parts, the songs feel lifeless, like they were playing it just to get it over with, filler. But others are so powerful and the band's chemistry is very present. On songs like "Hello", "Ariel", "22", and "Sweet '69" the band seems so together and are playing with feeling. On some of the other songs such as "S. F. W. " and "Killer on the Road" the songs sort of fall apart and crack at the seems. The most apparent disaster is "All By Myself". It is an interesting blend of rage, infantile whining, sadness, and humor. It is good right up until the end when the band plays at several different paces and Kat starts slurring some lyrics dreadfully (i.e.: "Don't want to be all b-b-by myself").

My last complaint is the cover art. The artist only managed to make Kat look great as a good/bad mermaid with straggly white hair and an almost wild look in her eyes. Lori is depicted as a snake with Medusa hair and Maureen is made of different foods. *Cough* Kinda lame. I must say though, the side show/carnival theme goes well with the music. One last note. This album, I'm happy to say, FINALLY projects the music, so that it is not necessary to crank the volume up all the way just to hear it.

If your a fan of Babes in Toyland, pick this album up, the strong songs are worth it. If you've never heard from the Babes, perhaps start with "Fontanelle" or "Painkillers", if you like those, give this a try.

3-0 out of 5 stars An uneven collection
The best songs on NEMESISTERS are the ones that stick to Babes in Toyland's signature sound of a near-Metal guitar with Kat's near-banshee shrieks, such as "Sweet '69" and "S.F.W." Where NEMESISTERS fails is when it tries to remake classic hits of the past, such as "All By Myself" and "We Are Family." I understand the concept the Babes were going for, but they just couldn't pull it off. "All By Myself" is particularly painful to the ears because, well, Kat B'jelland - one of the greatest screamers in rock history - does not have what one would consider a conventionally beautiful voice. Her voice is suited perfectly for the kind of music that made the Babes famous, but not so much for soft-rock standards or disco anthems. Still, a fan of the Babes will probably want to get NEMESISTERS because the songs that stick to Babes' tradition are very good.

5-0 out of 5 stars the babes pull another surprise out of the hat
this album is the babes heavy metal album, it rocks! oh yeah is amazing, sweet '69 is a complex joke, SFW is angry punk and we are family is a crowning glory.the album is different to the rest of their material, but isn't that a good thing that a band can change their sound a bit and still rock. i mean, Hole released c.skin which didn't rock, so its not true to every band, but the babes keep it fresh by changing their sound. the album is the best, and everyone should buy it now!

2-0 out of 5 stars Riot Grrl gone bad to worse
Bad and unoriginal, with very few exceptions. I liked it better when I first bought it back in '95. I took out this CD for a listen a few days back after leaving it for dust for so long and regretted my action. The drumming is sloppy and so are the guitars and all else. Sorry babes... ... Read more


155. Inside Yours
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5-0 out of 5 stars an inside view from someone who seen at least twenty shows
a near perfect album from a band that hailed two of the original members of the all too famous "the accused". Tommy Niemeier plays
rythum and leads on both gruntruck releases and chewy, the bass player from "the accused" joins for the second album from gruntruck...."inside yours". What a shame that the third album was never released due to contract problems. I had the pleasure
of attending the record release party and hearing the album in its entirty live one time.This is a must have record and to see it up at such a rediculous price is offending at best. Every song is a smash and it never gets old. ... Read more


156. Who You Are / Habit
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5-0 out of 5 stars If you can't afford No Code, buy this
Most people think these two songs rank among the worst on No Code. They are all idiots.

Who You Are - Love this song. Brilliant tribal rhythm, a lot like In My Tree. Really happy, uplifting tune.

Habit - Hard rocking song. The opening riff is annoying at first, but keep listening and you will find this is a real gem.

I marked this down a star because it only contains album tracks, but otherwise 5 stars. Amazing. ... Read more


157. Electroretard
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New full length featuring the splendor and the majesty of the world's mightiest band. This is a collection of Melvins 'evergreens and covers (Wipers, Pink Floyd, Cows)' that have been reworked to fit the new millennium. A few of the song titles, 'Shit Storm', 'Gluey Porch Treatment' and 'Lovely Butterflies'. Standard jewel case. 2001 release. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars You people are nuts!
I am going against the grain here. Ozma sucks! Gluey is boring! I know that most of you would kill me now if you had the chance. But let us face facts here. The Melvins are now one of the best bands ever. They really were influential and creative way back when, but so was black sabbath. and i hate sabbath. electroretard has an extremely rad version of revolve, youth of america is 8 minutes of mind numbing bliss, and everything else is great. Buzz, you have come a long way. Electroretard is great, however hostile amient takeover is one of the best albums ever. Rock onward young consumers!

4-0 out of 5 stars more like
more like, less bash! don't listen to those yahoos below me; they know nossing! this album has some covers, some reworkings, some noise. all great. you know this if you're here.

1-0 out of 5 stars doesn't rock very hard
a lot of self-indulgent syntho blips and squeaks instead of guitars, and the cover version of "interstellar overdrive" is just a straight remake of syd barrett pink floyd, only not as dynamic. i've listened to it twice, just to be fair, but i'm irritated at myself that i spent money on this.

1-0 out of 5 stars what ??????
what cd were you people listening to, this is one of the worst albums yet. i have been listening to them for many years. i love the melvins, but really when are they gonna put out a serious album again. like ozma or gluey. get one of those or bullhead or lysol.

5-0 out of 5 stars great late grunge, and how about that disturbing artwork?!
You may hear some of this via napster, the radio, etc. but then you'll never see most of the artwork. disturbing, in a way that the houdini artwork was disturbing. fun fun fun!!! Matches the music's theme.

The music --- although it's mostly remixes and covers to keep melvins fans satiated til the next album (due in 2-3 mos?), is very very good, and I would say a good intro to them and only album to have from them (besides houdini/stoner witch? (ok,besides everything else)). The remix of Revolve was interesting and dark techno (loved the funny old computer blip-bleep tones between refrains). Youth of America cover too is good.

IMO they're one of the top 3 grunge(?) bands that's consistently worth a damn today. I first heard them out of the blue in Milwaukee opening for primus (1993 - seas of cheese tour), and primus paled in comparison. They're playing 5/14/2001 @ slims in sf, I'll be there), and starting their us tour 4/13 in SanDiego (europe from 3-15 on) see: ... ... Read more


158. L7
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Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars O.K!!
I found their first cd very good! I love "metal stampede" and "ms 45"!! it's full of anger! It's power, adrenaline!! Not the best L7 album but....I LIKE IT

3-0 out of 5 stars Not for squares.
Released when "The Donnas" were still in elementary school, this sounds like what you would expect their debut to sound like. Raw, sloppy, and still pretty good. It's no "Hungry For Stink", but it's worth a listen for the "L7" fan. "Bite the Wax Tadpole" sounds like something from "Smell the Magic", and "Lets Rock Tonight" is just as good. My favorite by far is "Metal Stampede". One of my favorite "L7" songs. The rest is good, but not great. Die-hards should get this, casual fans go directly to "Bricks are Heavy".

1-0 out of 5 stars For hardcore L7 fans only
This record is so bad that founding members Donita Sparks and Suzi Gardner have completely disowned it and have retired it from their live shows. The record is hampered by the inept and lackluster drumming of Roy Koutsky, who was soon thrown out of the band for his unprofessional attitude. The material lacks any sort of focus or originality, and the only positive comment I can make is that the band's progress since then has been tremendous.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not bad debut, but a little unfocused
This album is not as good as it is interseting. L7 went into the studio a little half cocked I think. They did not have drummer Dee yet, so hired gun Roy Koutsky filled in. Listening to this record makes me think that they were in a rush to get this album done. The songs themselves are mostly good, but it is evident that L7 had not developed their style yet. They sound like they were still trying to find their musicical identity.

Bite the Wax Tadpole starts this album off (The literal Chinese translation of Coca-Cola is actually Bite the wax tadpole!). It's a punk song, along with the next track Cat-o-nine tails. From there the album becomes more diverse from the heavy 'Metal Stampede' to the cheese rock 'Running from the Law' and 'Let's rock tonight'. Suzy and Donita had their separate songs already written, they just performed enough of them together to make an album. Their music would become more recognizable starting with their next effort 'Smell the Magic'.

I cannot really catagorize any other L7 albums, rock/punk/metal/ to me it's 'L7' a style of it's own. Interestingly enough I've seen L7 in concert four times and they have never played any of the songs off this album live. Too bad songs like 'Uncle Bob' or 'I Drink' would go along well between 'I Need' and 'Fast and Frightening'. Buy this album if you are already familiar with the distinct style of L7, I think you'll be surprised.

5-0 out of 5 stars one of their best albums ever!!!!!
This is one of their lesser known albums. Comming out in 1988 they were one of the first of the Epitaph bands, before Epitaph was trendy. This is by far one of their hardest albums with some clasic anthems, such as Uncle Bob and Metal Stampede. They aren't just another female rock band they paved the way for alot of other rock/punk bands. Their 10 year rock career proves that. This album is a must for those how like punk rock! ... Read more


159. Melvinmania: Best of
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Full title - Melvinmania - The Best Of The Atlantic Years1993-1996. From the grandfathers of grunge rock, this bestof compiles five tracks from each of the three albums theyrecorded for Atlantic Records in the mid 90s, widelyregarded as the band's best period. This 15 track best ofis pressed onto an enhanced CD that includes three of thebands videos, 'Honey Bucket', 'Revolve', & 'Bar-X-TheRocking M'. Sleeve includes a brief history & photos. WSM.2003. ... Read more


160. Hammerbox [Bonus Tracks]
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars A Very Good But Obscure Album
I bought this album during the grunge explosion (without realizing they were, in fact, from Seattle) and was quite impressed.First off, they weren't grungy tag-a-longs, they were a tight, talented indie band with a guitar-heavy psychadelic sound that was reminiscent of Hendrix.Secondly, the woman singing lead had a lovely, throaty, and powerful voice that was a joy to hear, especially after getting accustomed to the high-pitched wailing and screeching of the typical grunge-era band.This is definetly a hidden treasure and these guys deserved a wider audience not to mention a fat recording contract.By all means, pick this one up.

5-0 out of 5 stars My Number One Best Band You've Never Heard...
It's a shame that there are no sound samples at this time because I think they would sell some albums. I first fell in love with Hammerbox, and Harris and Carrie's music, via their second album. Their first is comparatively under-produced, but it still has some of the best rock songs I have ever heard. Something about this stuff resonates in my brain like nothing I have ever heard. I suspect this is why reviews on this site tend towards the high. Clearly this won't be to some peoples taste, but to me it DEFINES my taste in music. Frenetic guitar, catchy hooks, female vocals ranging from buttery smooth to jagged and raw. Hammerbox, air guitar be thy name. Several of the songs on this disc will take some adjusting for the uninitiated, but for rockers I advise jumping straight to "We", "Size of the World", and "Starring Matter", which still make my spine tingle after a decade of listening, and the latter of which I think may be my rock song soulmate. Thankfully, it was included on this re-release version, along with "Rain" which throws a wrench into the usual Hammerbox formula by using a slide guitar and a somewhat alt-country rock hook. Other unusual but brilliant notes on this album are the bluesy "Under the Moon"and emotional and mellow "Woke Up" This is a song everyone can love. I even had it played at my wedding before the reception. Tragically, Hammerbox may be best known outside Seattle by the licensing of their music from "Numb" to Playstation games and Snowboard videos. I tell you, if you love rock music this album is a must have. It demonstrates the early search for a defining sound, with some triumphs and some stumbles, but even a fraction of the gems are well worth the price of admission. ... Read more


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