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Off the Deep End
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (14 April, 1992)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Off the Deep End: a good place to begin converting to Al-ism
I was introduced to the world of Weird Al by a friend, who loaned me this album. Immediately after I returned it to him, I rushed out and bought my own copy. Why? Weird Al's brand of magic has transformed a previously un-musicked person into an avid listener.
Weird Al's incredible parody and satire continues in Off the Deep End, in my opinion his best album so far (second perhaps only to Even Worse). This song features a stunning line-up of Weird Al goodness. The moment you put the CD in, "Smells Like Nirvana" (parody of "Smells Like Team Spirit"; the music similarity is obvious) will draw you in. "Trigger Happy" is a treat of humor (perfect for your next America's First Right gun club meeting). "Polka Your Eyes Out", like any other Al polka medley, gets a bit zany, but it's fun to try and pick out the snatches of songs comprising it. I keep reminding myself to play "When I Was Your Age" to my kids (if I get around to that point).
Weird Al is a great pick for anyone in the mood. If you're a stern, sit-on-sticks person, or are rabidly devoted to any particular band that Weird Al mocks, you might want to steer clear. But if you need a dose of humor and good tunes rolled into one, pick up a Weird Al album.

5-0 out of 5 stars Smells like another hit!
Al once again will leave you rolling on the floor laughing with his 7th album. He just keeps getting stronger with each album. Smells Like Nirvana is a classic, and those Nirvana fans that hate it don't understand humor. He's just joking, and the band loved it, and said it was really funny. Kurt Cobain himself that he knew Nirvana had really made it when Al parodied them. Anyway, the album is great. The parodies and the originals are dead-on and really funny.

3-0 out of 5 stars weird als cool but come on he making fun of nirvana
usually i like weird al but the only song i dont like on this album is smells like nirvana. nirvana is cool come on..... but it does make me feel better that kurt OK'd it and that some of the band members liked it. ... Read more

Asin: B00000I01H
Sales Rank: 4590
Subjects:  1. Comedy Rock    2. Novelty    3. Pop    4. Song Parody    5. Spoken / Comedy / Radio Shows   


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stereopathetic soulmanure
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (03 October, 2000)
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When the consensus is that you're the new Dylan, it's your prerogative to rewrite the record industry's rules. So in 1994, the same year Beck had major-label hits with "Loser" and the album Mellow Gold, he saw fit (and was allowed by his label, Geffen) to release three other records on various indie labels. While none challenged Beck's "real" album in quality or sales, Stereopathetic Soul Manure is his most successful collection of unpolished toss-offs. Collecting various low-fi recordings made between 1988 and '93, the record alternates between folkie strumming, pedal-steel country, noise-guitar freakouts, and bizarre soundbites. Not essential, but it has its charms. --Roni Sarig ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Stere-O-Riffic SoulManure!!
Lemme start off by saying that my first Beck album was MELLOW GOLD,then Odelay... if you love those two albums like I do, you most likely will get a kick out of this wonderful mess of Beck's Brain droppings... It's raw, random and gives new definition to the word "Unorganized". At it's worst, it's a great party album.

4-0 out of 5 stars A VERY VERY interesting musical accomplishment
Gotta give it 4 stars cause of the filler tracks which are quirky and cool anyways. But this one is a winner. Any fans of experimental music will love this. This album is swimming in atmosphere, and some of the shorter joke tracks seem to ad to it in a very nice way. Rowboat is a little hard to swallow ( I would have liked it better without the nauseating whining electic slide guitars ) but all the standouts like Tazergun, Pink Noise, Thunder Peel, Puttin it down, Crystal clear beer, and the spirit moves me, these tracks mix very well with the bizarre sound clips. Even the filler tracks like Ozzy and No money no honey, the environment that they were recorded in really adds atmosphere. This album for lack of a better term is a mind f**k. And a pretty good one at that

4-0 out of 5 stars Contains some wildly underrated tracks..
True, there are some forgettable filler-type tracks on here and others that seem to exist only for laughs (Ozzy, No Money, tracks that are merely dates, etc).But to call the entire album `crap' just seems so very hasty and wrong!To do that you'd have to ignore the incredible gems Rowboat, Spirit moves Me, Crystal Clear Beer, Puttin it Down, Satan Gave Me a Taco, Tazergun and Modesto.Many of these tunes are on par with Mutations and Sea Change material and are a fine display of that undeniably masterful and kooky Beck edge that draws us to his music.Consider this album an essential part of your BeckĀ™ collection. ... Read more

Asin: B00004WFLJ
Subjects:  1. Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Indie Rock    3. Lo-Fi    4. Pop    5. Rock    6. Singer/Songwriter   


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It's Very Stimulating
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (15 February, 2000)
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2-0 out of 5 stars Alright well..
Take the whitest sounding gay guy, give him an origianl flow and some pretty nice sounding beats and you got MC Paul Barman.I'll say this, the content of his cd is pretty amusing although I'm sure alot of hip hop heads are gonna turn this away when they hear his voice. Seriously, when I first heard him spit a few years back, I thought it was a joke. I would just recommend you take a listen to a few tracks before you make a purchase.

1-0 out of 5 stars 1 star too many
This is the worst cd I have ever bought.His lyrics and style are just weak.Save your money.I should have bought the new Hanson album, I would have been more satisfied with that.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Joy of Your World Is...Paul Barman
(First off, don't buy this here.$35 is too much for this 15 minute masterpiece, when you can find it easily everywhere for about $11 or $12.)

Thank Prince Paul for bringing us -- MC Paul Barman.
The first and most orginial Jewish rapper and ivy-league college graduate (Brown University.)
MCPB comes with a immature, clever, and interesting lyrical style, and Prince Paul masterfully puts together beats that compliment Barman's style and content.

BUT BE FOREWARNED--Barman is not for everyone.He is probably someone that you will either find to be one of the most original and clever underground rappers in recent history, or you'll just think that he is the whackest rapper in history.

He also, has a great guest appearance on the track "MTV Get Off the Air, Part 2" (named after the Dead Kennedys' song)with Princess Superstar.

The only bad part of the album is that it only lasts 15 minutes; but it is good, b/c it will leave you wanting more. ... Read more

Asin: B000040JF7
Sales Rank: 121684
Subjects:  1. Alternative Rap    2. Pop    3. Rap & Hip-Hop    4. Underground Rap   


I'm Gonna Be Dead Someday...
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (22 August, 2000)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great standup...... Lousy Man Show host....
This CD is drop dead funny. I thought I was going to have a heart attack listening to this. He is on funny guy. The opening skit with the weight lifting is a little disturbing but once you get on with the routine it is all up hill from their. I think that my favorite part is either "girls night out" or the deal about the "Tiger p@$$y". I definitely recommend picking this one up if you are a comedy fan. If you are a Fear Factor fan I recommend that you go out and get some help!!

5-0 out of 5 stars If you have balls you'll love this
Oh baby I like it RAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If most funk albums were this stanky they'd have been banned years ago by the PMRC. Unbelievable.

A MAN"S COMIC. Yeah, I Stumbled onto this by accident online a couple years back, looking up Bill Hicks stuff. I found some clips of Rogan's 'Live from the Belly of the Beast' video (which has much of the same material as this CD- with some great anti-Hefner bits, a brilliant retarded jesus bit and a hilarious joke about inter-racial porn with which I have offended god only knows how many people) and instead of spending the evening working on a term paper I sat in the wusc (FM Columbia) college radio library, all night long, laughing my asss off and searching down more stuff. I Bought this that night.

This is platinum. If you got this far because you dig him on the man show- hey, just buy this now. Comedy albums this consistently hilarious are a rare breed. He breaks all the rules, molests all conventions and simply rules. The only sleepers are the three middle tracks (the voodoo poonanny song just doesn't do anything for me at all, nor anyone else that I know), regardless- this still deserves the best rating that I can offer up on bended knee. Yes, it's sexist as HELL (and refreshingly so), no it's not homophobic (in fact, the handful of gay guys I've played the 'cockconscious bit' for, they all laughed- one laughed so hard he fell off a chair- for real). It's in your face from the first second. Great CD for road trips.

It's the kind of CD you keep to yourself and steal jokes from to rule at a bar- I should probably give it a one star rating just so I can steal more easily with less chance of getting caught. But that would be the un-manly thing.

In a world of PC jackasses preening their mundane everyman BS chatter- Rogan burns through the scene like Alien blood. Don't take it from me, take it from 'johnnykungfu' below with his 1 star rating- Rogan is so good he scares off the bloodless zombies back to the holes and churches, let them pray for him. we can laugh like the men we are.

5-0 out of 5 stars ...go home and kill yourself...
...she's a liar, she smokes cigarettes, she drives a pickup truck, and she has a big ass

Joe Rogan: if your afraid of the truth... pass this'n on by. ... Read more

Asin: B00004WF29
Sales Rank: 14332
Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Spoken / Comedy / Radio Shows    3. Standup Comedy   


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Freek Show
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (31 October, 2000)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Downhill we go
Twiztid does an amazing job at creating album intros and it's a shame they cannot maintain that creativness throughout the their entire CD. Since this was Twiztid's second album and I was rather excited seeing how impressed I was with Mostasteless I couldn't wait to hear it. Upon listening I will admit, I thought the beats were great but it was just some of the songs had once again struck me as being cheaply and quickly thrown together. As I mentioned in one of my other Twiztid reviews one can usually sense this kind of phenomenon, It's that feeling one gets when you know that the musician could have done a much better job but just didn't give it his or her all. Perhaps I'm not a Juggalo and I don't have the so-called Dark Carnival spirit flowing through my blood but as far as I'm concerned this CD could have been better.

5-0 out of 5 stars HATE RAP BUT LUV TWISTED
I;m a straight up metal head I hate rap but something about the whole Psyscopathic team being Twizted,ICP,etc really appeals to me I think it's probably the lyrics I mean the stuff on this album would make Cannibal Corpse say eeew thats what I love.And Twizted have tons of good tunes to smoke mad amounts of green to particularly Bagz.Mutan-X has to be my favorite though it's so creepy and f***ed up I just can't get enough of Freekshow but it's about as rap as I can get because they don't talk about bulls**t like dancing,Escalades,and 22rims what ever.They rap about cool s**t like f**kin up people,smokin pot,and dead people and Hell and stuff you normaly here metal peple ragin and growlin about.So Twizted and ICP are the only rappers that I would keep alive but all the rest of you motherf**kers watch out because the JUGGALO'S are comin.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Album
This is one kick ass album. Every song is great. I've listened to it literally for hours on end. Myself and a few friends took this cd on a 4 hour driving trip and it's all we listened to the whole time. If you're thinking of buying it, quit thinking and DO it. You won't be disappointed. ... Read more

Asin: B000050HSJ
Sales Rank: 16529
Subjects:  1. Hardcore Rap    2. Pop    3. Rap-Rock    4. Rock   


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Happy Hour
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (15 December, 1992)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Best Ever!
Detachable Penis! Have you seen my Penis? How can you not love this song! King Missile rocks my socks!

5-0 out of 5 stars A GREAT ALBUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!
KING MISSILE really topped themselves with HAPPY HOUR, which
is also one of my favorite albums of the 90's! JOHN S. HALL was
always a brilliant lyricist, or poet and he came up with some
of his best lyrics for this, and some of his funniest, especially
on I'M SORRY and DETACHABLE PE..... What also makes this album
a masterpiece is the music itself, which, for KING MISSILE, had
never been so strong. Musically, they combine 90s grunge rock
with 70's prog rock and hard rock. The musical star of this al-
bum is ROGER MURDOCK, whose adventurous and heavy jazz rock
drumming is all over this album. On IT'S SATURDAY, MURDOCK
improvises a wild and crazy drum solo, over which JOHN S HALL
recites some a very funny poem. There is such a variety in the
songs, from the very heavy AND, which has some pretty disgusting
sound effects, to the very laid back HEAVEN to the dirge-like,
almost church hymn like HAPPY HOUR, which is the most serious
song HALL and company have ever written and is also my favorite
KING MISSILE song of all time. I can't understand HALL'S lyrics,
but for some reason, they strike a minor chord in me and his
singing for this song is his most emotional ever. WHAT A SONG!!
I can't recommend thsi album enough, really!

5-0 out of 5 stars kicks ass
one of the greatest CDs I've ever purchased. the lyrics are alwaysinteresting, especially, 'detatchable penis', 'martin scorsese', and 'ed'.the perfect introduction to king missile. if you like this, check out johns. hall's book, jesus was way cool. ... Read more

Asin: B000002IUX
Sales Rank: 7398
Subjects:  1. Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Experimental Rock    3. Indie Rock    4. Pop    5. Rock   


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Operation Beatbox [Reconstriction]
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (11 November, 1999)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Operation Beatbox Review
I thought that this album was a really good effort put forth by the "Industrial" music community.Operation Beatbox is a bunch of "cyber" bands who are covering older rap and hip-hop songs.Afew of the tracks that I thought were very excellent were Christ Analogue'scover of "Natural Born Killaz," and Institute of Technology'scover of Run D.M.C.'s "King of Rock."All in all I think thatthis album is worth the 15 bucks, plus some of the covers are quitehumourous.Just cross your fingers and hope that Re-Constriction hasenough requests for it to put it back on the shelves. ... Read more

Asin: B000001WY7
Sales Rank: 147232
Subjects:  1. Industrial    2. Pop    3. Rap & Hip-Hop   


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Vulgar Display of Power
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (25 February, 1992)
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Probably the heaviest album ever to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart, Pantera's Vulgar Display of Power proved that, even in an era of alternative rock supremacy, heavy metal fans were still a force to contend with. Blending eerie, surging grooves influenced by Black Sabbath with thrashy speed metal riffs, Pantera created a bleak, oppressive disc that captured both ends of the speed spectrum without resorting to cliché, abrupt tempo shifts. Guitarist Diamond Darrell plays with as much crunch as the best Metallica, while vocalist Phil Anselmo screams loud enough to satisfy any GBH fan. Coupled with Vinnie Paul's insistent, double bass-drum onslaught, you're left with a record that's a dentist's wet dream--an album that'll shake the fillings out of even the strongest teeth. --Jon Wiederhorn ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Vulgar display of too much power!
Pantera is one of the many bands that ruined heavy metal. Everything sucks!. I hate the sound of the bass drums, volcals and everything. I can't believe this album went platinum with suck crappy sound. It's too intense for me. The only good metal bands out there are Black sabbath, Metallica, Iron maiden, And Alice in chains.( Alice in chains is really grunge but what the hay, they are awsome.)I dont't reccomend this DEATH METALalbum to any true metal fan. This album is a vulgar display of power. Too much power! Do not waste your money on this f****d up album. You'll cry!

5-0 out of 5 stars Oh How I Love This Hate...
First Let Me Do What Everyone Writing This Review Should And For The Most Does-Rest In Peace Dimebag Darrel.

That Out of the way we can continue on. This one of my favorite albums, by my 2nd favorite band. Pantera is simmilar to my first in many ways. Metallica(#1) was lessening in it's Metal rampages, becoming more melodic much to the dismay of manya fan. But for those who turned away from Metallica(NOT me) there was Pantera=. Which bassically was the second coming of the Metal Christ(not sure those words should be used in the same sentance actually)-(Although This is their sixth album this to me is what go them REALLY Big. It seemed to fit with the s-it of the time). Alot of Metallica's Puppets and Justice was exactly what Pantera reminded me of, hitting home how much I love Metallica while I listened to great new stuff. And the vocals were great, not quite James but still gruff, perfect for anyone doing thrash the way it should be done. Needless to say this album eximplifies all the qualities of early Metallica while throwing in a few of their own for kicks.

Vulgar Display of Power has memorable tracks (many of which are still often played on the radio) like Walk is an esspecially well known one. Slower, more Lepphar Messiah like, than thrash typically is considered it is none the less five minutes of wonderful riffs rebellious lyrics...Brilliant, Bloody Brilliant is this album.

And nothing drives home that rebellious edge Pantera possess's better than in "F-cking Hostile" where "And I Won't Be The Puppets Servant" could mean many things(I won't serve you, your not big enough; I won't serve you period being afew) but above all it is a big hostile F-U.

New Level takes the album early on just to that, a new level a hate. Which the song Rise only takes to a new level: "Hate This, Hate Me".

Dimebags guitar playing is revolutinary even in Damage Plan he was still one of the Best out there. The lyrics put out in this album are solid and leaves you with no doubt and erases any feelings disdain towards metal. Spawning a new emotion one that rises up inside of you until it is solidified in one crystalline thought form:"My God I Love This Hate".

1-0 out of 5 stars eyes likes pantera and sex wif muh sister
dimebag, there's a reason you got shot in the head. not because you sucked (well, you did suck.) but because 99% of the people out there who call themselves pantera fans are absolute inbred retards. ... Read more

Asin: B000002JOH
Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Heavy Metal    3. Pop    4. Rock    5. Thrash   


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Downward Spiral
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (08 March, 1994)
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Nine Inch Nails are a pretty amazing phenomenon when one considers what they--um, he--have done with just a few studio recordings. The Downward Spiral, NIN's second full-length album, is just as packed with vitriol as Pretty Hate Machine and the EP Broken--and has just as solid a base of pop hooks that go a long way toward explaining NIN's popularity. Most recognizable is the down-tempo single "Closer," which remains a staple of dance clubs everywhere. But for the most part, the album is all heavy beats and aggressive guitars--industrial music with a pop angle. That winning combination is what makes Trent Reznor a law unto himself, becoming insanely popular while the main body of industrial music retains its subculture status. --Genevieve Williams ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great
absolutely wonderful cd!!! blends great musical talents into one, everything i wanted in this album i got. In 10 years i have to say this album will gain much more status than it already does. The lyrics are so deep, u get a chill going up your spine with every song. Trent blends his unmistakable voice, into heart pounding music, that is such a thrill. I have to say no nin cd compares... though they are good this is an essential album. Please i really encourage you to get this album.

The strong points in this album are in every song. many people have said that no two songs are alike... u may get tired of hearing but it is very true. My favorites are reptile, mr. self destruct, heresy, and closer. Such anger and agression goes into this cd, but yet u have a feeling of sadness in these songs.The softer songs, like piggy, hurt, and a warm place( musical) are Absoulutely wonderful. I have rarely found an album of this anger and sadness. I see some reviews that are negative, and the reason i think this is so is because of its controversial lyrics... or u are damn fans of pop, or rap. Great cd.

I had almost nothing to complain about on this album. their were a few things though that i dint like, its very hard to say that there are things i disliked.... but i have two, i didnt care for big man with a gun. Im sure if im clueless but... it really doesn't have those great lyrics im used to in trent reznor. though the only real meaning i can think of this song is being a satire against rap. The second and last thing i didn't care for was the screaming in the becoming, it felt he was forcing something into a beautiful song he shouldn't. The first time i heard that song i really didn't care for it, but it grew on me and its pretty good... i just wish the screaming was outta of it, and the mechanical voice, but other than that perfection!
I am only 14, yes 14, but i do have all nin studio releases...phm,tds,tf, and i just got the new cd A-WITH-A TEETHA.... great album, and heard nin plans to come out witha nother cd in one year or so..... NIN RULES.

4-0 out of 5 stars the only nin cd i have
tis is the only nin cd i have its very good espicaly because the album has story i burned broken and with teeth but they dont amount to this one.with teeth is a dissapointment because it had to many fillers and when you tok 6 years to make a 13 track cd thats just being lazy

5-0 out of 5 stars The day NIN came of age...
The Downward Spiral (1994.) Nine Inch Nails Halo Eight. Their second full-length album, and third source of original material.

Trent Reznor assembled his musical project, Nine Inch Nails, late in the eighties. It's not likely he knew just how successful his group would become, though. Even after just five years, Reznor had changed his musical sound drastically. What started as a techno-rock experiement (as chronicled on 1989's Pretty Hate Machine) was quickly shifting toward the darker, more sinister grounds of goth/industrial music (1992's Broken EP was the first release that hinted at this new sound.) The second full-length Nine Inch Nails album arrived in 1994. How would The Downward Spiral be received? Would it become revered as an industrial rock masterpiece, or would it literally be Reznor's downward spiral in the music business? Read on for my review of the album.

This album is a masterpiece of industrial rock, no questions asked. It's this album that gained Nine Inch Nails the vast majority of their fame and audience, so it's not surprising to see just how high of a level some fans of the group hold it on. In just five short years, Trent Reznor had shifted his musical stylings drastically. Although I personally preferred the band's earlier sound (the techno-rock one featured on Pretty Hate Machine), I feel that this change in sounds did the band a lot of good. This is a much darker and more agressive album than anything that came earlier, and perhaps that's the reason it won the group so many fans. The most popular song on here would have to be the radio hit Closer, but it's far from being the only good song Trent and company have to offer this time around. Kicking things off is the hard and heavy industrial rocker Mr. Self Destruct, which will grab a tight hold of your attention and never let do. It's immediately followed by the bass-heavy Piggy, which is one of the band's most unique-sounding tracks. And who could forget classics like Heresy and March Of The Pigs? And the gloomy ballad Hurt? Every track on here is unique; no two sound alike, further establishing Trent Reznor as a musical genius. Where this album succeeds, it succeeds beautifully. And where it doesn't succeed.... never mind. It succeeds in everything it does. This is a Nine Inch Nails masterpiece, and millions of fans will back me up on that claim. If you only want to buy one Nine Inch Nails album, and you want to get one that epitomizes everything the band stood for in their prime, The Downward Spiral is the one you should get.

There are many different editions of The Downward Spiral available. There's the original CD release, the Dual Disc version, and the Deluxe Edition. The original CD release has no bonus material, but it is the cheapest version, so any new/potential fan should get that version of the album. The Dual Disc one costs more but has a whole DVD side worth of interesting band info. However, there aren't any bonus tracks, so that version is for die-hard fans ONLY. The Deluxe Edition has a whole second disc worth of bonus material, but it is ridiculously overpriced, as are most CDs in the Deluxe Edition series. However, despite it's overpricing, the Deluxe Edition is best, since you get a whole bonus disc worth of Nine Inch Nails rarities. Still, whatever version of the album you decide to buy is up to you.

This was Trent Reznor in his prime, both commercially and musically. It's not surprising that this is the release most people remember Nine Inch Nails for. If you only buy one album from the group, and you want one that shows you everything the group stood for in their musical prime, this is the album to buy. I give it my highest recommendation and a five-star rating. No other industrial rock album even comes close (except, of course, other Nine Inch Nails releases.) ... Read more

Asin: B000001Y5Z
Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Rock   


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Under the Pink
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (01 February, 1994)
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Under the Pink was Tori Amos' follow-up to the sensationally successful Little Earthquakes and demonstrates that she had by no means run out of faeries and demons to sport with. Amos herself describes it as her "impressionistic" album--her piano playing is perfectly attuned to the subtle, shifting colors of her lyrical moods on "Bells for Her," while "Past the Mission" indicates her growing use of distinctive arrangements to illustrate her songs. Highlights include "God," in which Amos demonstrates her often-missed humor, openly taunting the Almighty for his indifference to humanity, asking "Do you need a woman to look after you?" --David Stubbs ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars You bet your life it is....
Pretty good album by the great Tori Amos. I've been a fan for years - I grew up with her - yet UNDER THE PINK is one of the last albums I bought to complete my collection. What a pleasant surprise ! I know this album spawned the everlasting and haunting "Cornflake Girl", but so many overlooked songs came from that very same place. "Past the Mission" - Lyrical, Beautiful. One of those Tori songs where the lyrics are hard to decipher, allowing an enormous free space for personal interpretation. I cannot live without the heartbreaking "Pretty Good Year". A song which always makes everything bad in your life seem fine.

Overall, this is quintessential Tori Amos. A giant step away from LITTLE EARTHQUAKES, and already sending smoke signals of the heavy BOYS FOR PELE and FROM THE CHORIGIRL HOTEL to come.

5-0 out of 5 stars Tori has me under her spell.
I'm a fairly new fan of Tori's and there isn't much of her work that I can give less than five stars to.She is a remarkable artist and this album shows more of what she's capable of.It's really hard for Tori to do wrong.My favorite track on here is God, it's one of the most noteable as well.

5-0 out of 5 stars Tori Amos - Under the Pink (1994)
Pretty Good Year - 10/10
God - 10/10
Bells for Her - 10/10
Past the Mission - 10/10
Baker Baker - 10/10
The Wrong Band - 9/10
The Waitress - 10/10
Cornflake Girl - 10/10
Icicle - 9/10
Cloud on My Tongue - 8/10
Space Dog - 10/10
Yes, Anastasia - 10/10

116/120

My Top 5...
1) Pretty Good Year
2) Bells for Her
3) Yes, Anastasia
4) Baker Baker
5) The Waitress ... Read more

Asin: B000002IXU
Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Rock   


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One Step Ahead of the Spider
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (08 September, 1998)
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An oddity when it came out in 1994, MC 900 Ft Jesus' One Step Ahead of the Spider makes a lot more sense in retrospect. It's not a hip-hop album, as it was often categorized, but a jazzy, luxurious spoken word album with Middle Eastern musical influences. Mark Griffen (a.k.a. Jesus) opens the disc with a gloriously evocative tale of distraction and destruction ("New Moon"); later, he takes tours through slackerdom (the hit "If I Only Had a Brain"), insanity ("Tiptoe Through the Inferno"), and pop culture ("New Year's Eve"). The most sublime moment on the album comes courtesy of Vernon Reid's restrained, soulful guitar on the cover of Curtis Mayfield's "Stare and Stare." --Randy Silver ... Read more

Reviews (21)

3-0 out of 5 stars Def,Dumb & White
Back in '94 this white raper was much like Eminem when his 1st single "My Name Is" came out but with 900 Ft. Jesus it was the single was "If I Only Had a Brain" it was a minor hit but made a big buzz for the young mc he apeared on Yo Mtv Raps 900 Ft. Jesus was going to blow up but then he got droped from his label. The album which back in the day was titled "Spiderz" was bootleged & i got my hands on it and i was not satisfied one cuz the album was sounded like a spoken word poet over smooth hip-hop/gangsta rap beats and it did not fit but never the less it was an allright album 3 & half stars.It was realsed in '98 on major label but did not sell because the buzz died down. pick it up if your a fan of corney,hardcore gangsta white rap or of spoken word! Peace out yall

5-0 out of 5 stars I have seen the future
The song Bill's Dream on this album introduced me to Miles Davis (its a cover of "in a silent way")--and when I discovered the genius of Miles through MC 900, I thought "typical"--why?because Miles was one of the premier explorers of jazz (along with St. John Coltrane)--he invented an entirely new vocabulary in jazz--MC 900 Ft. Jesus, or Mark Griffin, needs to be recognized for what he has brought to the musical vocabulary of music--he combines such homages to the past as "Stare and Stare" and "Bill's Dream" with daring new excursions into the frontiers of jazz's vocabulary--people call this hiphop, but I really think that Mark Griffin is more of a jazz musician influenced by hiphop and techno/industrial--just as Miles Davis was influenced by rock and roll to create fusion--the one thing I would lament on this album, even though I like the track, is that I think "If I only had a brain" might have sprung from pressure by American records on MC 9-0-0 to come out with a hit single--notice that MC 9-0-0 hasn't come out with a record since this one? thats sometimes the story of an artist and a label having differences in opinion--the artist can't do what they want, they can't get out of their contract--and so they stop making music--we then become deprived of a unique and important voice in modern music--regardless of its record company woes, this album is still a daring excursion into the borderlands of the jazz format that largely succeeds--not to mention MC 9-0-0 has some of the most clever, intelligent lyrics of modern music

4-0 out of 5 stars a tough little nut to crack
I sought out this album after greatly enjoying the video for the catchy single, "If I Only Had a Brain."I expected it to be full of goofy white boy hip-hop.Boy was I thrown for a loop!I'm sure this is the same way people who bought Beck's Mellow Gold album just for "Loser" felt.Within the first minute of the gigantic, eerie opening track "New Moon" I realized that this was going to be an album the likes of which I had never experienced before.While a bit uneven at times, One Step Ahead of the Spider is a fascinating musical journey to say the least.From the somber "Buried at Sea" to the ultra-cool "But If You Go" to the just flat out bizarre "Rhubarb" this album is not easy to pigeonhole into any one genre, so don't even bother.Just pop it in and prepare to be astounded.I recommend listening to this for the first time either on a long walk or in seclusion with only your headphones for company. ... Read more

Asin: B00000AEIC
Subjects:  1. Alternative Dance    2. Alternative Pop/Rock    3. Dance-Pop    4. Pop    5. Rock   


Sex Reflex
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (31 March, 2000)
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4-0 out of 5 stars In League, great song
This is a great CD, but the song "In League" is fantastic.This is one of the best industrial metal songs that I have heard.It is also featured on Dee Snider's "Strangeland" movie, along with a lot of other great metal bands.

4-0 out of 5 stars Bile is awesome...
I think that Bile is one of the coolest techno/metal out there. My favorite song is In League, which is also featured on the movie StrangeLand as they perform. Bile has a great stage show, and this is even better than Suckpump, which used to be my favorite Bile CD. I highly recommend this album.

5-0 out of 5 stars Sex Reflex, Bile is back in full effect!
If you like Bile, and you liked Suckpump or Teknowhore, you'll fall in love with this CD. Taking a step back toward their more electro metal Industrial approach, Sex Reflex is a homage to classic Bile tracks such as "Compound Pressure" and "Get Out!". Deffinitely a must buy for any Bile enthusiast ... Read more

Asin: B00004RGHL
Sales Rank: 339867
Subjects:  1. Industrial Metal    2. Pop    3. Rock   


Wesley Willis - Greatest Hits
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (07 July, 1995)
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Reviews (58)

5-0 out of 5 stars Compact discs rock harder like a magikist.
Wesley Willis can make music so great
57 people have reviewed this compact disc
Some people are no good the max
Some people are good friends in the long run and have the Midas touch

Greatest Hits, Greatest Hits, Greatest HITS, Greatest Hits.

Rock over London, Rock on Chicago.

Ihop - America's favorite pancakes.

3-0 out of 5 stars this album is hilarious
This album is really funny. Of course, it's terrible, so i can't give it five stars, but I recommend a download because it is great to listen to every once in a while for a good laugh.

1-0 out of 5 stars not funny, not good
This guy must have been quite charismatic in person to put over this crap, but crap is still what it is, tho you may love it if you wish. ... Read more

Asin: B000000FAL
Sales Rank: 45214
Subjects:  1. Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Lo-Fi    3. Novelty    4. Pop    5. Pop/Rock    6. Rock   


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The Best of Rockers 'n' Ballads
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (30 October, 1989)
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Scorpions are the GODS of metal!!!!!!!!!
This is the first CD that I ever bought.Back in the early ninties.I know, I know, oohh and ahh, right?Seriously, this CD has outlasted about seven different stereo systems, six pieces of crap cars, and so on.So it has great personal value to me.I have played it to death, especially track 11, "Hey You."This is to me, their greatest song.I love it!!!But of course, the entire album is awesome.This you must remember, is before a lot of their 1990's material.So "Wind of Change" is on one of their more recent greatest hit albums.It could be argued that "The Mercury Years" is the most complete compilation of their hits.But I'll settle for this little jewel.

4-0 out of 5 stars Missing Some Songs, But Still A Great Scorps CD!!!
This album is missing a couple good songs, like Send Me An Angel, And Loving Sunday Morning. But a good CD nonetheless...
Here's my 2 Cents:

Rock You Like A Hurricane - A Scorps Classic!!! It'll make you wanna' stand up and shout!!! Very electrifying. 5/5

I Can't Explain - Simular to Blackout. Sounds like somthing you'd hear from Judas Priest. 4.75/5

Still Loving You - A slow ballad. Very sullen. MAkes you want to break down and cry. *sniff* 5/5

Big City Nights - It's like Rock You Like A Hurricane pt. 2. They both have that great neon Jaming feeling. 5/5

Lovedrive - Not a weak song... Just sounds like somthing you'd hear from Loverboy *Blaughh* 3.75/5

Holiday - My friend DJ's favorite Scorps song EVER. I love the intro and overall statistics of the song. 5/5

Blackout - An up-and-go-go feeling song! Good chorus. 5/5

Rhythem Of Love - A sweet love ballad. The Scorps make love ballads so NOT sickeningly sweet. There all just so damn powerful!!! 5/5

No One Like You - MY FAVORITE SCORPIONS SONG EVER!!! The chords are very Jamin'. 6/5

You Give Me All I Need - Awsome... Need I say more? 5/5

Hey You - My least favorite on the CD. Still good though. 3.5/5

The Zoo - Great pick for an outro, one of the Scorps best! 5/5

In Conclusion... Get it if you are into Old School, like Judas Priest, Ozzy, Dio, and all that. If your into nu-metal, This may be too old for your tastes. Personally I love it!!!

3-0 out of 5 stars Too much missing to be taken seriously
Tying with Roger Daltrey for the worst album title of all time, it's hard to imagine that this is what the powers that be saw as a Scorpions best of collection.To begin with, the disc leans too heavily on the later years, which admittedly are the bread and butter of the record company, but not at all representative of what a force the Scorps were in the late '70's/early '80's.From where I stand, start with Animal Magnetism and Blackout, then slip in the occasional mid to late '80's cookie cutters.True, there were some decent songs on the late '80's albums, but to get a real taste for the band, much of the early stuff is essential.Average at best, but an okay place for the casual fan to start. ... Read more

Asin: B000001FRQ
Sales Rank: 14422
Subjects:  1. Album Rock    2. Arena Rock    3. Germany    4. Hair Metal    5. Hard Rock    6. Heavy Metal    7. Pop    8. Rock   


Chocolate & Cheese
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (27 September, 1994)
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Those of us who worship at the Church of Ween (Hail to the great god Boognish!) know that skinny blond twerp Beck stole his whole shtick from New Jersey musical geniuses Dean and Gene. Always ahead of their time, the brothers Ween have responded by abandoning their traditional lo-fi four-track recording methods and giving us their lushest album yet, Chocolate and Cheese. Not that Ween's fourth effort is polished; that adjective could never describe an album that veers wildly from acoustic Mexican folk songs, to pure '70s disco, to the appropriately named single, "I Can't Put My Finger On It." But Chocolate and Cheese may come even closer than "Push Th' Little Daisies" to fulfilling Dean's goal of establishing Ween as the next Counting Crows. --Jim DeRogatis ... Read more

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Reviews (55)

5-0 out of 5 stars Funny at first...
I use to laugh hysterically at this album. "Freedom of '76" and "The HIV Song" were, to me, hilarious; I was practically rolling on the floor. When I listened to the song, "Buenos Tardes Amigo" I didn't laugh. I did, however, really enjoy it. I happened to be walking to a store, and the seriousness of the song made buying stamps that much more of a purpose; mailing will never be the same. Also, "Spinal Meningitus (got me down)" is starting to grow on me as a cool song.
My point in all this is that I used to listen to this band as a novelty, but I have found that they are somewhat respectable musicians, and I have to give them props.

4-0 out of 5 stars A new Ween
Strangely, the production values on "Chocolate & Cheese" were turned up many notches. Now, Ween sounds like an actual band as opposed to two stoners with a drum machine and a 4-track. Luckily, their humor is still in tact.

The band flies through genre after genre on this 14 track effort. There's lounge rock ("Take Me Away"), smooth Philly soul ("Freedom of '76" - and yes, Gene Ween has a surprisingly good falsetto), Pink Floyd-like psychedelia ("A Tear for Eddie"), Spaghetti-western epics ("Buenos Tardes Amigos"), lush soft rock ("Joppa Road"), cheesy 70's pop ("What Deaner Was Talkin' About"), and country/folk ("Drifter in the Dark").

Wait. There's more. "Roses Are Free" is one of the best Prince pastiches ever; It's a wickedly catchy pop song that sounds straight out of the "Around the World in a Day"-era. And "Voodoo Lady" is part funk, part disco, part pop, with a little Caribbean flavor thrown in. It's a classic.

And, the album wouldn't be complete without Ween's own brand of gonzo, tasteless (yet hilarious) pop songs such as "Spinal Meningitis", "Mister, Would You Please Help My Pony", "Candi", "The H.I.V. Song", and the Middle Eastern-tinged "I Can't Put My Finger On It".

Some people may have been disappointed in Ween's sleeker sound, but it's hard not to love "Chocolate & Cheese", because it's clear at this point that they're getting really really good - both musically, and at writing catchy pop songs.

5-0 out of 5 stars Never listened to Ween before? Get this one first!
1994's "Chocolate & Cheese" is arguably Ween's finest moment in their career. You may be a little puzzled with Ween's unique brand of music if you've only heard albums such as "GodWeenSatan: The Oneness", "The Pod", or "Pure Guava". Those are their earlier album, which are masterpieces, but very much like "Mr. Bungle" or "Captain Beefheart", material like that can be kind of hard to swallow at first listen, or it might scare you away. The love for their earlier albums will come with how you feel about this album, or one of their more recent albums. The first time I heard "GodWeenSatan: The Oneness" I didn't like it; now it's my favorite Ween album (actually, all of their albums are too great to pick a favorite). After I heard "Chocolate & Cheese" I was hooked; and after getting into "The Mollusk" immediately after, the only way I can describe Ween to anybody that asks me about them, is that they're the greatest band on earth.

"Chocolate & Cheese" provides so much variety, that it is sure to hook you like a fish, no matter what your tastes may be. They have amazingly witty and unique songwriting. The vocals go from high falsetto notes, deep rumbling tones, Spanish vocal tones, country vocal tones, and an insane amount of vocal filters; all conveying that Ween is one of a kind from the get-go. Although Gene and Dean both play guitar, Dean tears it up on lead guitar, throwing in solos and stylish riffs throughout the album. All of these traits shows that Ween has true talent that is easily understood shortly after the album begins. Those of you that have heard albums like "The Pod" or "Pure Guava" can understand why a first time listener would dismiss Ween if they are scared off by songs like "Reggaejunkiejew". Another thing that makes "Chocolate and Cheese" more gettable at first listen is because it has a very classic rock feel to it. It is obvious that much of the guitar playing and vocals are influenced by bands such as Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Bob Seger, Queen, Talking Heads, Bruce Springsteen and Prince.

The reason that people love Ween so much is because you can't nail them down on a single genre or style. They may be labeled as Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Lo-Fi or Comedy Rock, but they are much more multi-faceted than that (they even made a country album). Their music varies so much from album to album, let alone song to song. There moods vary as follows: Giddy, Ironic, Quirky, Rollicking, Freewheeling, Humorous, Raucous, Messy, Rousing, Rowdy, Trippy, Fun, Wry, Campy, Witty, Silly, Irreverent, Sprawling, Meandering, Uncompromising, Indulgent, Enigmatic, Gleeful, Reckless, Druggy, Joyous and Playful.

Some standout tracks include "Take Me Away", which has a classic rock feel to it, the creepy, but funny "Spinal Meningitis (Got Me Down)", the falsetto soul flavored "Freedom of '76", the crazed stomp of "I Can't Put My Finger on It", the psychedelic, but chill "A Tear for Eddie", "Baby Bitch" a wry and weird song about an ex-girlfriend, the very creepy "Mister Would You Please Help My Pony?", the pseudo-country style "Drifter in the Dark", "Voodoo Lady" the only song you probably heard in a movie before (Road Trip, Dude, Where's My Car), the epic story-telling "Buenas Tardes Amigo", the silly "The H.I.V. Song", and the British psych-inspired "What Deaner Was Talking About".

There. How can't you give Ween a shot after all that.^^^ ... Read more

Asin: B000002HFE
Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Rock   


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