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Once in a Livetime
Audio CD (27 October, 1998)
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Some find this New York quintet pretentious, but those with a taste for intelligent, dramatic, over-the-top heavy rock appreciate the band's musical finesse and forgive the songs that are less than stellar. What makes Dream Theater a concert attraction is their impressive extended solos and jams. Intros and passages carry over, serving as a splice from one track to the next. Unexpected riffs, such as themes from Star Wars, Close Encounters, and "Flight of the Bumblebee" (a metal staple), surface here and there, as does "Enter Sandman," in the Metallica-esque "Peruvian Skies." Admittedly, Livetime can be exhausting; numerous tracks run between 6 and 14 minutes, and interaction between frontman James LaBrie and the audience is minimal. Still, this 155-minute, two-CD concert release is a worthy testament to Dream Theater's endurance and passion. --Bryan Reesman ... Read more

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Asin: B00000DD27
Subjects:  1. Hard Rock    2. Heavy Metal    3. Neo-Prog    4. Pop    5. Progressive Metal    6. Rock   


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Awake
Audio CD (04 October, 1994)
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Some rock & roll purists consider the term "progressive rock" an oxymoron. After all, rock & roll is supposed to be about feeling, not thinking. Prog rock bands miss the point by taking the soul out of a musical form that's purposely crass and anti-intellectual. All the precise, long-winded arrangements, keyboard flourishes, wailing vocals, and overorchestration of groups like Yes, Emerson Lake & Palmer, and, to a degree, Rush suck the soul out of something that should be less head and more body. Dream Theater, though they possess many of the same characteristics as these bands, still manage to maintain a human element in their music. Awake is at times self-indulgent and pompous, but songs like "Lie," a passionate crusher that finds guitarist John Petrucci launching riff after thunderous riff in a cacophonous volley of crunch, ring true with real passion and base emotion. It's the depth and tonality his guitar brings to the music that keeps Dream Theater from falling into the Styx-isms they often veer dangerously close to. A very solid record for those who don't mind thinking while rocking. --Adem Tepedelen ... Read more

Asin: B000002JKA
Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Rock   


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Metropolis Part 2: Scenes from a Memory
Audio CD (26 October, 1999)
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Progressive rock has long been the most devalued currency in popular music, perhaps due to the culture's dumbing down, too many conceptually knotted triple-albums, or merely a Greek chorus of critics parroting the emperor from Amadeus: "Too many notes!" Maybe that's what makes Dream Theater's Scenes such an audacious rush (no pun intended). Here we have a two-act murder mystery examined from a hypnotic dream state and parlayed by "The Orchestra," as the band refers to itself here. Andrew Lloyd Webber hasn't written anything as focused--or musically audacious--in decades. And if the band attacks feverish shift meters and plows through enough structural modes and, yes, notes, to make the aforementioned emperor's head spin, they manage to keep things concise, focused, and largely effective. The addition of keyboardist Jordan Rudess has freshened the band's tack, infused now with the odd, playful ragtime piano quote and sitar sample. Vocalist James Labrie, meanwhile, amply proves that Queensryche's Geoff Tate isn't the only drama queen in prog metal. --Jerry McCulley ... Read more

Asin: B000021XS0
Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Rock   


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Carved in Stone
Audio CD (11 July, 1995)
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Asin: B000003ZB0
Sales Rank: 56963
Subjects:  1. Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Indie Rock    3. Pop    4. Rock   


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Stolt Morse Portnoy Trewavas
Audio CD (21 March, 2000)
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Transatlantic, justly positing itself as an art-rock supergroup for the 21st century, comprises the guitarist Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings), the singer and multi-instrumentalist Neal Morse (Spock's Beard), the drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), and the bassist Pete Trewavas (Marillion). The band's debut album, SMPTe, is named for its musicians and plays on the acronym for the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, whose ubiquitous synchronization code facilitated this project-studio recording. The album offers five lengthy pieces of derivative but highly accessible rock. The players wield their progressive-rock chops with dexterity and fervor, turning on a dime from the psychedelic-jam musings of Procol Harum and Gentle Giant to the precision and symphonic-pop colors of Yes and Asia. Given the band's deep pool of playing and singing talent, it's no surprise that the album's weakest link is its lyrics, but for all of SMPTe's purple, freshman-English writing, an infectious, almost Beatlesque idealism pervades the record, buoying parts of its breathtaking 31-minute centerpiece, "All of the Above," and sweetening "My New World" with a playful melody and artful Mellotron accents. While SMPTe is by no means destined for the annals of progressive-rock greatness, the album nevertheless rewards repeated listening and represents a triumph of music and beauty over affectedness and gloom. --Michael Mikesell ... Read more

Asin: B00004RDJ1
Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Rock    3. Rock/Pop   


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Brave New World
Audio CD (30 May, 2000)
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Iron Maiden are nothing if not consistent. Since 1980's self-titled debut, they've been one of metal's preeminent torchbearers, spewing forth dramatic old-school, Euro-flavored arena-style metal, that to a non-fan might seem akin to Spinal Tap. The band's legion of followers, however, will rejoice at the 67 minutes of archetypal Maiden found on Brave New World. The album reunites their classic-period singer Bruce Dickinson with his longtime band following his self-imposed six-year absence. Also back on board is guitarist Adrian Smith, giving Maiden a scorching three-guitar lineup. Maiden's lyrical scope is as historic and elaborate as ever, their muscular musicality verging on the melodramatic. But that's what Maiden have always been about, and their sound is instantly recognizable on such meaty cuts as "The Mercenary," "The Fallen Angel," and "Ghost of the Navigator." Brave New World's signature time changes, guitar harmonies, and urgent vocals render moot any question as to whether it will spawn Maiden classics to rival the likes of "Run to the Hills" and "Number of the Beast." Bruce is back, and all's right on this Brave New World.--Katherine Turman ... Read more

Asin: B00004TH7Z
Subjects:  1. British Metal    2. England    3. Heavy Metal    4. New Wave of British Heavy Metal    5. Pop    6. Rock   


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The Wall (Deluxe Packaging Digitally Remastered)
Audio CD (25 April, 2000)
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The Wall is less a collection of songs than a single work, which is sometimes frustrating; the plot lacks enough coherence to hold the snippets of music together. However, there are occasional flashes of brilliance on what ranks as Pink Floyd's most ambitious project. Most of these come from the fully developed songs, which have become classics in their own right. "Hey You," "Mother," and especially "Comfortably Numb" are subtle, incredible pieces of music. Though complex, they move at a relaxed pace, allowing the listener to absorb them slowly; this kind of pacing was something Pink Floyd excelled at. Also worth noting is the "Another Brick in the Wall/The Happiest Days of Our Lives" medley, which has become a staple of rock radio. --Genevieve Williams ... Read more

Asin: B000006TRV
Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Rock   


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Led Zeppelin IV (aka ZOSO)
Audio CD (19 July, 1994)
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Also known as the "rune" album or Zoso because of the medieval symbols adorning the inner sleeve, Led Zeppelin's fourth album, released in 1971, turned them from mere superstars into giant behemoths of the rock world. On tracks like "Black Dog," "Misty Mountain Hop," and "Rock and Roll," the combination of Robert Plant's banshee wails and Jimmy Page's frenetic guitar playing forever altered the stylistic bent of hard rock music. And the foreboding "When the Levee Breaks" demonstrated that Zeppelin could indeed play the blues fairly straight if they so desired. Still, everything here ultimately took a back seat to the album's (and, ultimately, the band's) magnum opus--the expertly constructed and deftly executed classic, "Stairway to Heaven." --Billy Altman ... Read more

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Asin: B000002J09
Subjects:  1. Album Rock    2. Arena Rock    3. Blues-Rock    4. Britain    5. British Blues    6. British Metal    7. England    8. Guitar    9. Hard Rock    10. Heavy Metal    11. Pop    12. Rock   


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Houses Of The Holy
Audio CD (19 July, 1994)
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Buoyed by the runaway commercial success of Led Zeppelin IV, Jimmy Page used this 1973 follow-up to hone his already impressive production skills, and the result was a collection sporting an impressively expansive sound. Benefiting--especially on tracks such as "Dancing Days Are Here Again," "The Crunge," and "Over the Hills and Far Away"--was Zeppelin's always underrated rhythm section: thunder-fisted drummer John Bonham and rock-solid bassist John Paul Jones. Jones also emerged here as a secret weapon on keyboards with his subtle work on more pensive fare such as "No Quarter" and "The Ocean." And the goofy "D'yer Ma'ker" showed that Zeppelin had more of a sense of humor than most people ever gave them credit for. --Billy Altman ... Read more

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Asin: B000002J0B
Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Rock   


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Kill 'Em All
Audio CD (20 June, 1995)
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While not as timeless as Ride the Lightning or Master Puppets, Metallica's debut album--originally released in 1983--is still a fine piece of thrash metal, and as good a marker as any for the debut of the genre. Fusing the rapid-fire attack of bands like Motorhead with a guitar style reminiscent of such British heavy metal bands as Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, Metallica essentially created a new kind of metal. Several of the songs from this 1983 album have since become classics, including "Seek & Destroy", "The Four Horsemen", and "Jump in the Fire". The songwriting isn't as sophisticated as on Metallica's later releases; still, it's a great listen, and essential for any heavy metal fan. --Genevieve Williams ... Read more

Asin: B000002H5E
Subjects:  1. Hard Rock    2. Heavy Metal    3. Pop    4. Rock    5. Speed Metal    6. Thrash    7. United States of America   


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Mer de Noms
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (23 May, 2000)
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"A Perfect Circle is not a side project," proclaim the members of Perfect Circle. It's a caution worth heeding, since the most identifiable name in the band is that of vocalist Maynard James Keenan, lead singer of Tool. On the other hand, one wouldn't be much inclined to file this one under "side project" anyway. The musicians involved go to great lengths to create something distinctive, and if the uniformity of sound can be attributed to the fact that guitarist Billy Howerdel (whose previous songwriting credits include Tool, the Smashing Pumpkins, and David Bowie) is responsible for the lion's share of the music, well, the others aren't exactly marching in lockstep. Keenan's vocals here are quite different from anything heard from him before. Subtle, thoughtful, sober, they're a far cry from Keenan's work with Tool, which is what makes this album more than a side-project curiosity. Mer de Noms has a life all its own. --Genevieve Williams ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Is Judith that only good song?
I have to say...I hate this band...they are even worse than Saxon but better than Tool or System of a Down...oh...what sh**! I hate this kind of music!

5-0 out of 5 stars Another 5 star review for an amazing album
When this first came out, I wasn't really old enough to appreciate it.I heard Judith on the radio and it rocked, but I was fairly unfamiliar with the rest of the CD.Now that I'm a little older, I can't say enough good about it.The CD has everything from the rocking Judith to 3 Libras, which is probably the most beautiful song I've ever heard in my life.Orestes is right up there with it, even though it's not quite as popular.Overall, I can't say enough great things about this album, and if you don't have it yet, you are truly missing out on one of my favorite CDs ever.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good. but not better than Tool
I am a die hard Tool fan. The only reason I was ever interested in a Perfect Circle is because Maynard is a great lyricist and vocalist. It's a good album. I especially love "Orestes". the opening riffs and Maynard's emotional singing will have you listening to that song on repeat. But my favorite song is "Magdalena" because it gives me this 80's rock type feeling whenever I listen to it and Maynard's passion in his singing about how he would sell his soul for one kiss from this woman is so deep. A perfect circle is a great band. They are definitely a lot softer than Tool but they still have emotional and creative lyrics and music just as Tool does (because of Maynard of course). The only reason I give this album 4 stars and not 5 is because I love Tool and I can't wait until Maynard reuinites with them for a new album. Tool is more hard rock/metal and artistic. The drummer in a Perfect Circle is no match for the drummer of Tool. MAYNARD! OKAY. YOU HAVE AN EMOTIONAL AND SOFT SIDE! US TOOL FANS GET THE IDEA! BUT GO BACK TO TOOL ASAP!!!!!!!!!! ... Read more

Asin: B00004T99Z
Subjects:  1. Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Pop    3. Rock   


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Fungus Amongus
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (07 November, 2000)
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As Incubus themselves note about Epic's 2000 rerelease of 1996's Fungus Amongus: "The recording's are basically a snapshot of our band, circa 1993-1995. As even the most discriminating ear could deduce, [we were] still struggling to find our feet." It's a caveat not really necessary for Incubus fans, of which there are now many, thanks to their diverse, unique, andthoughtful brand of funky, sometimes-acoustic rock, exemplified on 1999's impressive Make Yourself. This early effort, written and recorded when band members were in their teens, smacks heavily of Primus and Faith No More fanaticism, influences which, on later discs, are blended into an evolving signature sound. Songs such as "Speak Free," "Trouble in 421," and the aggressive, linear "The Answer" are decent, but not as heavy, well-written, or thoughtful as the material on Make Yourself. Ultimately, Fungus Amongus is a lightweight, casual, fun, and funky morsel for hardcore fans.--Katherine Turman ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Is this ZEBRAHEAD or incubus. Cause it sounds like ZEBRAHEAD
This album has a lot funk too it. Incubus sounds a lot like the band ZEBRAHEAD(which is an awesome band) So if you like funk music, hell if you like ZEBRAHEAD by all means get this album. After this album all the other major albums are all anti funk music.

5-0 out of 5 stars one word only describes this album....."crazy"
"fungus amongus" is a gem, its crazy, its pure, its amazing, its incubus! every incubus fan knows that with every record you can expect something new...but still have their sound/roots. "fungus amongus" has so many elements..jazz, metal, funk, rap, phsychadelic,...and add their own twist to it all and its just mind boggling. at first listen you will say to yourself.."what am i listening to?". but when the cd's done you will say "that was amazing!"..even though "fungus amongus" sounds like nothing you've ever heard of...you can sense major influences from primus, red hot chili peppers, faith no more. its so crazy to think that this band was just starting out...or in brandon boyd's terms.."finding their own ground". you wouldn't imagine that they sound like they do today. brillant and crazy...words cannot describe this album.

4-0 out of 5 stars The Incubus we all know and loved
Fans of the recent radio friendly version of Incubus will probably write 1 star reviews, because they tend to be people of limited tastes who's music preferrence is reliant on what has the most rotation on Mtv or radio. They won't understand this. But for us true Incubus fans, this is a pleasant trip down memory lane. This is perhaps the band at their most raw period, as most of them where barely 18 when this album was recorded. Fungous Amongus is a fine example of the playful California funk metal scene of the early 90's, where people lived off a steady diet of Faith No More, Primus, Chili Peppers and Infectious Grooves. There is no DJ in this band and no real hip hop influence at all. Just a 3 + 1 approach. The shifts from head bopping jazzy jams into headbanging hard rock numbers is something that really characterized the early Incubus. My personal favorite is Trouble in 421, which begins as a really goofy Frank Zappa-like number before Mike Einziger explodes with an inspired and ripping guitar solo followed by a powerful chorus.

If you like the water-downed pretty boy rock of Morning View and A Crow Left of the Murder than please stay away and don't write insipid 1 star reviews, because this is where the real Incubus began, a band that was much more concerned with rocking and writing good tunes than pandering to the Top 40 crowd. ... Read more

Asin: B000050HU9
Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Funk Metal    3. Heavy Metal    4. Pop    5. Rap-Metal    6. Rap-Rock    7. Rock   


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Aenima
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (01 October, 1996)
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With its heavy-duty distortion, weighty rhythms, and cynical lyrics, Tool is a heavy metal band for the '90s. Rather like Metallica circa ...And Justice for All, the sound is focused heavily on texture, with vocals and guitars layered one atop the other, and heart-pounding drums underlying everything. There's not a whole lot of variety on Tool's second full-length album--most of the songs start off fairly low-key, kicking into high gear for the chorus, and repeat--but Maynard James Keenan's distinctive voice, the prog-rock stylings over a heavy metal base, and a supremely unhealthy dose of vitriol make this the perfect album to bang your head to. --Genevieve Williams ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Who cares
i think tool fans need to accept that not everyone is gonna go ga-ga for tool.i've listened to tool and apc they're all right but to me cuz im not a fan it sounds like one long song.know one can tell me its cuz they're lyrics are to complicated and i have to digest they're songs.my favorite band is pink floyd(first time i tried to listen to shine on you crazy diamond i thought it sucked now i love it) so i know complicated kick ass lyrics and they really experimented in music like the beatles.im sure if i listend to this album a couple of times i'd like it cuz i like all types of music, but im pretty sure i'd wouldnt get pissed if someone said they suck.just cuz ppl dont like tool doesnt make them idiots who only likestuff like blink 182 and GC.maybe they were expectingmore like a heavier led zep or pink floyd


"et tu, brute?"

5-0 out of 5 stars Simply Amazing
This album is a wet dream for every heavy music fan with a brain. Beautifully layered guitars, a throbbing heart-beat bass line and rock solid drumming, teamed with Maynard's thought provoking and poetic lyrics, make for a near perfect sonic assault that will make you think. Go out and buy all of Tool's albums. WARNING if you have attention deficit disorder, or have trouble understanding any more complex themes than "breaking stuff" or "Daddy didn't love me" you may be better off listening to Limp Bizkit or Korn.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing, intriguing, thought-provoking. The best.
This isn't just the best metal album ever made. In my opinion it's the best album ever made, all categories. I felt I had to write something and try to contribute towards the 5 stars overall this album deserves. I don't blame the people who gave it one star, it's their opinion, and maybe this album isn't for everyone. First of all, you have to like music. Second, you should like metal. Third, you should be enough interested in life and like the medium of music to express aspects of life. I have owned this album for seven years and it still grows. I can still cry listening to it, just because of the beauty, the pure energy this album conveys. A masterpiece, from the first second to the last. A lesson in life. ... Read more

Asin: B00000099Y
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Second Coming
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (22 September, 1998)
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Musical trends change at the speed of light. Hence, Second Coming's heavy grunge rock comes off as almost retro. Of course, that brooding Zeppelin-and-Sabbath-influenced sound was a bit retro from the start, really. And while this Seattle-based quartet does pray to the god of Alice in Chains and Soundgarden on tunes such as "Tonight," it also ably beefs up the testosterone with the thug boogie of "Soft" and moodily waxes atmospheric on "Vintage Eyes." The turgid sense of foreboding on "Free" also hammers home. In spite of occasional pretension and high dramatics on "The War" and "The Song" (in addition to an obvious affection for generic song titles), Second Coming still manage, through pure muscle, to bring grunge up to date. --Janiss Garza ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent band with amazing potential
I was a fan of these guys years ago, but the rumor was they were down for the count, so I didn't even bother to keep up with them for their second album. I kinda stumbled across it and I am glad I did. The first album was AMAZING, so it's hard to compare the two. I will say that even the first one took a while to find the groove, but once I got used to the style, it became my favorite album. This album feels a little looser, and it's not produced quite as well (not the fault of the band though). It sounds like maybe the producer did it over a long period of time because the songs have different clarity levels and sounds. Certainly though, the singer is the best voice in rock, in my opinion. On top of all that, he fought in King of the Ring (and wrote a song on 13 about Ultimate Fighting) How much cooler can these guys be? If you are looking for awesome sound, great lyrics and feeling, buy anything by these guys. I heard a few clips of new songs on their website, and they are better than the 13 recording, much cleaner, better choruses, more like the first album. 13 still gets 5 stars though because these guys are the most talented band in modern rock...if you ask me.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good CD, But Fails to Meet Potential
Let me just start out with saying, this band has tons of potential. However, this potential is not reached on this album. I would take any chance I could to see them live, though. They possess tons of energy and potential, but just fail to do what I know they are capable of doing, which is somewhat disappointing here. Their debut is better than this CD, 13, in my opinion. Musically, this CD is too generic from these guys. Every song has the same sort of sound to it. I'm not saying they should sound like a completely different band in every song, but they should not make every song sound like another one with just different lyrics. Speaking of lyrics, those perhaps were the biggest letdown on this album. The lyrics from the debut album were pretty darn good, in my opinion. However, on 13, they fail to make the listener actually have to listen. Lame rhyming on this album really is a pet peeve. At some point, Bracht rhymes the words "me", "be", and "see." Now, this is just pathetic. He does similar pathetic lyrics throughout, which really degrades from the meanings and overall impact of the songs and CD as a whole. There are some lyrical gems on here, though. H-Bomb is lyrically of my favorite songs the band has ever written. There are some other lyrically good songs on here, but they are seriously few and far between. Drop Dead Fred is a fun listen, but c'mon. I too hate Fred Durst, but talking trash when Durst probably doesn't even know who you are is stupid. Besides that, the song is pretty entertaining. I just think it's pointless to talk trash when you're a nobody (for now a nobody) in the media and in the world as a whole. Hell, I think it's pointless to talk trash either way, whether you're a superstar or not. Eminem and the hippity hop stars are the guys who should be pulling off that kind of nonsense. Leave it with them, keep it out of the rock world, please. I think anyone can at least digest this album. But if you are looking for something more thought provoking and something you actually need to listen closely to, this is not recommended for you. I am one who enjoys listening and thinking about what I hear, not just head banging to it carelessly, which is why I give this 3 stars. Although, their first release I would highly recommend and give it at least 9/10 on a grading scale, if not 10/10. While this album is only a 3/5 on my grade, it is still better than anything done by God Smack, Creed, Alter Bridge, Velvet Revolver, Audioslave and Limp Bizkit. If you are planning on getting one of those band's CDs, then I highly recommend you get this instead.

5-0 out of 5 stars Seattle's best kept secret
These guys deserve notoriety.'Heaven is a Loaded Gun' is a clever takeoff on The Beatles' classic 'Happiness is a Warm Gun'.Travis Bracht has soul to spare.The new guitarist fits right into Second Coming's style.I hope for nothing but the best for this incredibly talented band. ... Read more

Asin: B00000AGDH
Subjects:  1. Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Heavy Metal    3. Pop    4. Rock   


Conspiracy of One
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (14 November, 2000)
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Fellow Californian Mike Love of the Beach Boys is sampled to introduce this latest Offspring release and immediately it's down to business as usual. Which for the Offspring means the best-produced punk rock money can buy. Brendan O'Brien (Pearl Jam) turns the knobs in the producer's chair and he works pure sonic architecture. The guitars crunch with perfectly defined distortion, the drums come down the middle, and--most importantly--singer Dexter Holland is juiced to the max. Though his voice sits in the "whine" range, double tracking and other studio enhancements give the vocals an incredible presence beyond standard range, and Holland works them to convincing effect. "Come Out Swinging" does exactly that. "Want You Bad" recalls the southern California punk pop of the Descendents. "One Fine Day" double-times into both hardcore and a galloping country terrain. Essentially, it's full speed ahead with the pedal to the metal and no airbags in sight. --Rob O'Connor ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars SO GOOD ...IT'S SCARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ROCK ON! DONT WAIST YOUR MONY ON THAT CLASICAL CRAP GET THIS CD NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1-0 out of 5 stars A Record That Doesn't Come Out Swinging
I have liked the Offspring's music, whether the song was "Self-Esteem", "Come Out And Play" or "Kick Him When He's Down".But this CD has the band facing a path of becoming rock sellouts, the path Green Day and blink-182 took. This isn't Offspring anymore. This is trash. Listen to "Want You Bad". Sounds a lot like what Simple Plan would write. Do you follow? Stick with the Offspring's first four releases. "Americana" and "Splinter" suck as well.

4-0 out of 5 stars A great effort from the offspring....
This cd is so much better than Splinter and longer to.Splinter is only like 33 minutes long, and some songs aren't even songs.Well anyway this is probably one of the offsprings' best cd's.Its right there next to Smash, and Ixnay on the Hombre.Although Splinter is short its not a bad cd I recommend it if you just getting into the offspring.When this CD came out I never gave it a chance until I heard Million Miles Away on the radio, I thought it was an older song but it turned out to be on there latest release so I started listening to it more often and I'm glad I did because I really like this CD.I like it even better than Americana and Americana use to be my favorite Offspring CD. (Well back when I was in like 7th grade) ... Read more

Asin: B000051XVK
Subjects:  1. Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Pop    3. Post-Grunge    4. Punk Revival    5. Punk-Pop    6. Rock   


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Music - Hard Rock & Metal - Progressive Metal - Many good bands, 1 horrible   (images)

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